Friday, April 26, 2024

The Morally Upside Down Society

There is an urban legend that says that, when the British surrendered to the Continental Army at Yorktown (the battle that effectively ended the war) during the Revolutionary War, their band played "The World Turned Upside Down." Whether this story is true or not, we cannot deny that today we are most assuredly living in the upside down society. A few examples of this trend will suffice to show that our society is under the judgment of God and in the process has been rendered, with few exceptions, unable to think clearly.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

"Money, Money, Money, Money...Money!"

The federal government has just unveiled the annual farce that is called the federal budget. And guess what? No, it's not just that they want more money. That should go without saying. What is surprising about the new budget is that it calls for over $7 trillion dollars in spending. That may not mean much to many people simply because the numbers have long ago gotten so large, that we just can't even make sense of the figure.

Monday, February 26, 2024

"They Do Listen!"

One of the issues that affects the church at all times and in every place, is the influence that society has upon it. We often speak of the influence that the church should have on society, but we seldom stop to think about how much the church is being changed and, at times even molded in the image of the unbelieving world around it. It is important to remember, as well, that Christians did not just appear out of nothing and drop into the church. We all come from a particular environment, and that environment, like it or not, has had, and to a certain extent continues to have, an influence on us.