Tag Archives: society

When a culture continually casts God’s commandments into denial river, it causes confusion, conflict, and eventual collapse.

Posted in commandments, commands, conflict, confusion, cultural taboos, culture, deceipt, deception, ethics, God's commandments, judging, judgment, judgments, laws, moral, moral failure, moral failures, moral foundations, moral laws, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, morals, right and wrong, right conduct, right from wrong, right living, values | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Society says: “Go along, agree with wrong, and belong!”

Society says:  “Go along, agree with wrong, and belong!” God says:  “Fight with all your might to do right and gain insight, and you will soar to the height of spiritual delight.”

Posted in confession of sin, confused, conpulsions, conscience, moral failure, moral failures, moral foundations, moral laws, moral principles, moral restraints, morals, right conduct, right from wrong, right living, sins | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A Society That Flaunts Casual Sex Creates Continuous Problems

A society that flaunts casual sex creates continuous problems: An epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases. Increase in health care costs to treat those diseases. Increase in sexual addiction. Fatherless children. Deadbeat dads. Increase in adultery. Widespread and popular promiscuity. Broken … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, addictions, adultery, brainwashing, broken homes, broken marriages, casual sex, choice, contemporary, contemporary society, controversy, cultural taboos, current events, deadbeat dads, depravity, destruction of the family, destructive actions, disease, epidemic, epidemics, fatherless children, guilt, habit, health, health care costs, life, marriage, meaninglessness, media, media circus, misery, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, morals, philosophy, political correctness, popular culture, pornography, pre-natal, pro choice, pro life, problems, prochoice, promiscuity, prostitutes, prostitution, reaping what you sow, resentment, seduction, self, self-control, self-respect, selfish desires, sexual addiction, sexual fulfillment, sexual problems, sexually transmitted diseases, single moms, tolerance, values, vulgarity, welfare, Western world | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Are Sermons Effective?

Have you ever tested the effectiveness of sermons? I did. I was a brand new pastor in my first church — Mayfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. After finishing three years of seminary, I had been preaching for about … Continue reading

Posted in Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, Christ, Christianity, church, Cumberland Presybterian Church, East Nashville, house church, I Corinthians 14:26, kingdom of God, lifestyles, movement, mystery, mysticism, Nashville, organic church, praise and worship, religion, sermons, simple church, spiritual formation, spiritual growth, spiritual skills, supernatural, The Salvation Army, Uncategorized, values, What is church?, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Thinking Through A Tutu Thought About Conscience

Here’s a quotation from Desmond Tutu:  “For every act of evil there are a dozen acts of goodness in our world. It is only because we believe that people should be good that we despair when they are not.” Do … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, boundaries, conscience, Desmond Tutu, education, evil, evolution, feelings, guidance, life, lifestyles, materialism, mind, morality, morals, motivation, mysticism, non-material reality, Quotations, Quotes, recovery, self-esteem, self-help, self-image, soul, spiritual, supernatural, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized, values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

No Intent To Repent

As I was driving recently, four words came through my mind that I had never thought in that order before.  The words were:  no intent to repent.  Those words got me started thinking.  If you look about our society, you … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, church, God, life, lifestyles, morality, morals, popular culture, repent, revelation, sin, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Best Kind Of Sex

Our society ignores the very best kind of sex.  You almost never hear about it.  TV and movies nowadays picture almost every kind of sex but this.  I wonder why? Instead our sex-crazed culture focuses on and promotes casual sex … Continue reading

Posted in adultery, alternative lifestyle, best kind of sex, casual sex, drugs, marriage, morality, popular culture, sex, sex in marriage, television, Uncategorized, values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

RAG — Religion, Atheism, Or God?

The idea of a Creator causes people to embrace one of three positions:  RAG.  That is, religion, atheism, or living God? Religion can be defined as acknowledging the existence of God and attempting to placate Him by formal human activity such … Continue reading

Posted in Atheists, Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, Christianity, church, church history, Creator, East Nashville, freedom, God, history, Holy Spirit, house church, life, lifestyles, meaning, mysticism, organic church, popular culture, religion, simple church, spiritual, The Salvation Army, thinking, Uncategorized, values, What is church?, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

11 Myths Our Culture Loves

Many people like to believe that our contemporary culture is rational and logical and is not subject to myths.  However, that just isn’t true.  Our society has many myths and gods.  Here are a few of them: Modern Myth #11 … Continue reading

Posted in adult language, adultery, alternative lifestyle, casual sex, feelings, gods, greed, language, life, lifestyles, mature language, modern myths, morality, morals, myths, origin of life, polytheism, race, self-image, stuff, theory of evolution, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Modern Myth #10 — Disapproval Is A Form Of Hatred

Somehow our society has accepted and promotes the mythological idea that to disapprove is to hate. If you don’t approve of someone’s behavior nowadays, you might be accused of hate speech or of having a phobia. This however, is nonsense. … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, casual sex, criticism, hate speech, lifestyles, meaning, modern myths, morality, morals, myths, phobic, popular culture, repent, self-esteem, self-image, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments