Monthly Archives: June 2012
This week we are showcasing a special guest article written by my brother Jack. In keeping with the theme “putting on the new self,” this topic is as timely as ever. Be sure to check out more of his blog posts at sparesometime.wordpress.com
Summer is a time for fun, sun and of course swimming. It is also a time when we see blog after blog after blog on modesty. I don’t have many problems with blogs on modesty aside from the fact that they all seem to talk to only one audience.
The basis of just about every blog post on modesty I’ve read this summer has dealt with women and how they ought to dress modestly. While I think those posts are good, today I’d like to look briefly at the other side of modesty. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE
As we gaze through the eyes of history, we find an interesting pattern. One generation strongly supports a certain set of values, and a later generation rebels by strongly supporting a polar-opposite system values. We can see this change in style of dress, choice in music, appreciation of art, political issues, etc… Neither generation is necessarily right or wrong; it’s just interesting to see the dramatic shift as the pendulum swings back and forth throughout the years.
Interestingly, we find this same pendulum swing over different biblical doctrines. For example, CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE
There was a time in our country when nearly everyone believed that the Bible was the inspired word of God, regardless of whether they lived by it or not. This is not the case today. Most people have been spoon-fed a steady diet of “naturalism” since they were toddlers. This is why they have no reason to believe the Bible isn’t simply a work of man without doing serious research. Sometimes we as Christians need to remind ourselves that we’re not “taking a blind leap of faith,” but that we’re simply following where the best evidence leads. The Bible is not a science book, but the science it contains ought to be correct if God wrote it. If the Bible is truly “God-breathed” (2 Tim. 3:16), then it should contain markings that cannot be explained as the work of mere men. For now, let’s look at just one example: God’s law on circumcision. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE
The release of blockbuster film The Hunger Games was long anticipated by fans of the books, and this certainly showed in its huge opening weekend. In its American box office debut The Hunger Games racked up $155 million, making it the third best debut of all time. Sometimes we think that a good movie is an opportunity to turn off our brains for a moment, and simply be entertained: not so with The Hunger Games. Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but The Hunger Games can help illustrate a principle that is absolutely essential for Christians to grasp. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE