Saturday, July 28, 2007

The "Blue Law" Jesus.

I imagine this how many nonbelievers, and some believers, view Christ’s ministry. Interestingly, God’s law is much more demanding than is demonstrated in this clip and His grace much more sufficient.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

. . .Most to be Pitied.

"And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied." 1 Corinthians 15:17-19.
Christianity is based on truth claims. However, in a postmodern world, it seems that we are losing the fight for "truth." Here is an interesting article by Dick Meyer entitled The Truth of Truthiness. When we can no longer can agree on the concept of "truth," I fear that leaves raw power to decide disputes among us. Are we ripe for dictator? See Narcissism Gone Wild, The White Horse Inn, February 4, 2007.

Friday, July 20, 2007

You're Not in Vegas Anymore...

"What would things look like if Satan actually took over a city? The first frames in our imaginative slide show probably depict mayhem on a massive scale: Widespread violence, deviant sexualities, pornography in every vending machine, churches closed down and worshipers dragged off to City Hall. Over a half-century ago, Donald Grey Barnhouse, pastor of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church, gave his CBS radio audience a different picture of what it would look like if Satan took control of a town in America. He said that all of the bars and pool halls would be closed, pornography banished, pristine streets and sidewalks would be occupied by tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other. There would be no swearing. The kids would answer ‘Yes, sir,’ ‘No, ma’am,’ and the churches would be full on Sunday … where Christ is not preached." Christless Christianity: Getting in Christ's Way, Mondern Reformation, May/June 2007.