The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth
Hispanics are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. About one-third, or 17.9 million, of the nation’s Hispanic population is younger than 18, and about a quarter, or 14.6 million, of all Hispanics are Millennials (ages 18 to 33 in 2014), according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
Watch: College Kids Can’t Explain Why a Short White Man Isn’t a Tall Asian Woman
Watch as the students struggle to explain why an adult male shouldn’t enroll in a first-grade class, why he’s not a woman, why he’s not substantially taller, or why he’s not Asian.
The Trap of Tradition
The problem comes in when the traditions are built, not on gospel foundations or on liturgical /theoligcal Traditions, but on cultural milieu and are then held to as if they are gospel truth.
Why Church Competition Is Losing The Game
People want to know God more than why we are right and others got the church stuff wrong. This does not mean that there are not vastly important truths to be known as well as followed. But it does say that standing for Truth while being silent about the one named Jesus is the poorest of doctrines.
Be Quick to Read and Slow to Comment
In 2014, NPR conducted an April Fools’ Day experiment. They posted an article on Facebook titled, “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?” The Facebook comments came flooding in.
“I read every day, and all my friends and family members do too. Are we not America? Or are you just weakly grasping for stories?”
“Just because people aren’t opting to read a dusty copy of War and Peace doesn’t mean we’re having a hard time comprehending things.”
“NPR, wipe those nervous beads of sweat from your brow, sit back, or read & conduct research at a library for another NPR story. There are plenty of bookworms, you just have to look for them.”
If you clicked the article to “hear” NPR’s argument and the evidence behind their statement, you were instead greeted by, “Congratulations, genuine readers…” NPR then explained: “We sometimes get the sense that some people are commenting on NPR stories that they haven’t actually read.” Each comment proved their suspicion. Each comment revealed the reality of why James penned his words in James 1:19. As fallen creatures, we are slow to hear and quick to speak.
Understanding the Role of the Holy Spirit in the Church Today
So if you want to know the Holy Spirit, you must be in the church where He does His work and you must read Scripture to hear the words He gave the apostles and prophets. The Spirit works in the church – of the past, present, and future – “for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7). He wants to work through you to strengthen and comfort others by your ordinary God-glorifying acts of service and obedience (see Romans 12:3-8; 1 Peter 4:7-11).
What are you afraid of?
Fast forward several years, and I became convicted through Bible study and conversation with Spirit-filled christians that I had neglected the Holy Spirit. And as a result, my faith was simmering down to an intellectual set of beliefs and a lifestyle, rather than something that was active and growing in vibrancy in my life.
Ministers, Finances, and the Danger of Ignoring This Subject
When a minister is under severe financial strain, much energy may be required to simply survive financially. This is energy, time, and attention that could have been invested in that ministry. On the other hand, when a minister overly focuses on salary, his role can be reduced to little more than employment by a religious institution. In the end, everyone loses while the mission of Jesus is set aside.
Man Trapped in Sinking Car Rescued by Texas Reporter on Live TV
Reporter Steve Campion, from ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston, was doing a live shot in front of a flooded road when a driver tried to pass. But the car got stuck and quickly started to sink.
The man stuck his head out of the front passenger window as Campion shouted over to him, “Leave the car, swim.”
The driver then pushed his way out of the sinking car and the reporter waded into the deep waters to save him.
Police nab chicken for crossing Kingston Road
Police reported on Twitter that there was a “turkey or a large chicken on loose, causing a traffic disturbance.”
Moments after egging on morning commuters, officers made an arrest for fowl play.