Saturday, February 22, 2020

What Would RC Do?

Not long ago I saw a posting on Facebook that asked the question in effect "what would RC do"? The context of the question was a video that came with the posting about one of RC's classes on YouTube. In the episode in question, RC was discussing with his class that he once encountered a lady, in his earlier years, to whom he originally referred as "colored." In the course of their conversation, the lady told him that she preferred to be addressed as "negro" (you can likely guess the time frame in which the conversation took place). After thinking about it for a bit, RC tells his class, he decided that if that is what the lady wanted to be called, then that's what he would call her.

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Bible

“The tragic fruit of neglecting the Word of God is not just ignorance…[it] is a barren life. And not just barren, but a powerless and dissatisfied life is inevitable when you neglect the Bible habit of the Christian life, of reading the Word of God. And today we’re living in a time when people want everything the easy way. You used to have to percolate coffee; you don’t have to do that anymore. You can just stick the spoon in the jar and slap it in the hot water and give it one stir, and you’ve got coffee. In the same way people today are seeking spiritual shortcuts. Instead of faithfully studying and seeking a true knowledge of the Word of God, they pursue some kind of an experience that will just shortcut the whole thing.” Jack Macarthur

Saturday, February 8, 2020

The Perils of "Political" Christianity

Well known and respected pastor John Macarthur made a very insightful comment the other day which set my thinking wheels to a higher gear than usual. In a question and answer session at the congregation where he preachers, Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, he was asked about politics and the atmosphere that permeates that world. In our politically charged society, especially in the campaigning season ahead of the 2020 elections, that is a question that occupies the minds of many, if not nearly all of us.