Man has always made his own gods to justify sin. Just when I thought that gender identity had become the greatest self-justifying god in man’s pantheon of gods, it has become apparent that the god of global safety has superseded that deity. Perhaps gender...
Reflections on a birth and a death
“I don’t care if it rains or freezes, as long as I’ve got my plastic Jesus, sittin’ on the dashboard of my car.” That’s the opening line of the 1962 song by the Goldcoast Singers I heard on the car radio one day driving to a university class. I still remember...
In the film “Rebel Without a Cause,” the gang leader character, Buzz, tells Jim Stark, James Dean’s character, “We’ve got to do something,” before they started their “chickie run.” What something must the Church do now in the face of the new “morality?”
Those who engage in sexual immorality are well aware in their souls of the insipid nature of their behavior and that it can never fulfill erotic yearnings. Like a dog whistle in their ears, it shrieks, “This ain’t it stupid.”
Many have protested abortion over the years. But how many have protested sexual immorality? Why has the church virtually conceded defeat in upholding the sanctity of the very act which God uses to create a people for Himself?
Even in their external out-workings of faith – in giving, in corporate prayer and church work – believers are not immune from pride. God’s people need to take care that external displays of faith are truly born of the love given by God.
How to overcome a lifetime of depressive habits by remembering the grace and forgiveness that God gives. Depression comes from self-condemnation for sins committed. To break the habit, we must remember Jesus’ love.
CCM Magazine’s Ross Cluver called Amanda Danziger’s new “Head and Heart” album refreshingly elegant and “The best thing I heard today.”