Category Archives: current condition

A Christ*mas Thought (Should’ Christ’s Views Be In Christmas?)

A Christ*mas Observation . . . *Jesus commanded: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.” *Our culture demands: “Gratify yourself, medicate your cross, and follow your feelings, cravings, and compulsions.” –Which will produce a healthy society? fulfillment *Jesus … Continue reading

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Are You A Sold-Out Copycat?

Copycating contemporary culture — shouldn’t we take a higher view than monkey see, monkey do?  Rather than taking rides on society’s hot and trendy tides, shouldn’t Christ’s followers be on His side and go against the tide? According to Jesus, … Continue reading

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Have we been emotionally screwed by living in a culture that constantly promotes the rude, the crude, and the lewd?

Have we been emotionally screwed By living in a culture That constantly promotes The rude, the crude, and the lewd? “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hard To Have Fun

I have never had a difficult time having fun.  I don’t need expensive concerts, costly sporting events, fancy restaurants, lively parties, alcohol, drugs, or other outward things to make me enjoy my life.  I just do — enjoy it.  Although … Continue reading

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Explaining Sin In A Post-Christian Culture

Post-Christian can be defined as:  the culture that emerges as the Christian faith loses influence in a society that has been somewhat shaped by Christian values.  The Western world is fast becoming post-Christian and popular culture has little understanding of … Continue reading

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Is the church paralyzed? “Unable to operate normally or effectively; stuck in a condition of helpless ineffectiveness; powerless; suffering from injury or disease that causes the inability to act in obedience to the brain.” Is the Western church, in its current condition, frozen in disobedience to its living Head (Jesus Christ)?

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