Saturday, April 22, 2023

Give People What They Want

Recently the Southern Baptist Convention expelled Saddleback Church, the church that Rick Warren founded, from its rolls. This action followed Saddleback's support for and ordaining of three women to be among its pastors.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Life's Setting Sun...Sinking Low?

The famous song from which the title takes its name reminds the singer that the sun of life, that is the spark that keeps us alive, sinks ever lower as life moves on to its inevitable end. The song continues by celebrating the fact that soon life will be over and the singer will be thrust into the presence of the Lord where there will be joys everlasting. 

It would seem strange to the uneducated for anyone to be so anxious to leave this life for the next. This desire, however, is not akin to that of many of the early church fathers who often would not only desire to depart and be with the Lord, as Paul put it to the Philippians, but also spoke as though they were suicidal. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

One in Christ Jesus

During a recent "Conversations That Matter" podcast (listen to it here), the host played a tape of a panel discussion during an "Acts 29" event in which several black people, ostensibly Christians, discussed racism and their experiences growing up. There were a number of things said that, depending on your experience, where you grew up, and how you were raised, you may nod in understanding that they happened and sometimes, unfortunately still happen.