Tag Archives: culture

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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Our confused culture calls God’s self-evidence, mere irrelevance.

Our confused culture calls God’s self-evidence, mere irrelevance.

Posted in corrupt culture, Creator, Diety, God calling, God is truly among you, God with us, God's voice, God-shaped vacuum, hearing God, Holy Spirit, I AM THAT I AM, prime mover, relationship with God, religion, society, spiritual, spiritual life, spiritual power, spirituality, Supreme being, The Great I AM, we hold these truths to be self-evident | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Living Backwards

Are we 21st Century Western Christians living backwards? Resisting the Holy Spirit’s promptings . . . While obeying the seductive commands of our culture; And fulfilling our own desires.

Posted in conpulsions, corrupt culture, cravings, depravity, desires, destructive actions, living backwards, lust, self, self-control, self-denial, self-destruction, self-discipline, self-esteem, self-focus, self-produced, self-will, selfish desires | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Don’t rock with the culture; roll with God’s Spirit!

Don’t rock with the culture; roll with God’s Spirit!

Posted in Christ followers, Christian, contemporary society, controversial, corrupt culture, having a form of godliness | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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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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

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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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments