Category Archives: popular culture

Guilty Pleasures?

Is the phrase “guilty pleasures” an oxymoron? Here are some thoughts about guilt: To do wrong and feel entitled to have no guilt is like burning your hand and feeling entitled to have no pain. Guilt and pain are danger … Continue reading

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Conformed to the culture or transformed by Christ?

In our falsifying world there are many popular ideas that are deceptive, destructive, or depressive. Be careful what you take in! “Someone once said that if you don’t control your perception, you’ll live the rest of your life at the … Continue reading

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Realty TV / Reality Church . . .

Reality church? We have reality TV that features ordinary people. So, why not reality church, where everyday people show and tell why God has done? When church is scripted, the freedom to flow in the Spirit is restricted to the … Continue reading

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A Good God? A Good Government?

People sometimes ask: “How can a good God judge and punish people? That’s like asking: “How can a good country have law enforcement, judges, and prisons?” George Scott Railton, an early leader of The Salvation Army, wrote:  “A soul not … Continue reading

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The Message Of Obama’s Inaugural Bibles

President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term on a stack (of two) Bibles — Lincoln’s Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s traveling Bible.  So what would Lincoln and King have to say about that? “In … Continue reading

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The Cat In The Hat Shares The Rap On His Cap

Yo! Let’s go, We gotta show A better way to pray Than sittin’ in pews Hearin’ preacha views. We got da great news! Let everybody share A prayer or a care. Take da flag Out of da bag; Blood & … Continue reading

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What You “Like” Says What Kind Of Person You Are

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart” and the things I like on Facebook “be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.”

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