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Monthly Archives: January 2008

How Does Our Culture See the Christian Faith?-Part 2

A few days ago, I mentioned a couple of questions the Denis Haack regularly poses to those he meets: “If you converted to Christianity today, do you think your life would be larger, fuller, richer, more attractive and creative, more involved with the people, circumstances, art, and culture around you? Or do you think your

Words Every Christian Should Know-General Revelation

The American Heritage Dictionary published 100 words that every High School student should know upon graduation. The idea behind the list is that vocabulary is an important aspect of engaging with the world we live in. A person who doesn’t understand the words they come across in books or conversations is at a distinct disadvantage

Ideas for Spending Time with God

As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my goals this New Year is to enjoy God more by getting up early each morning, making my favorite coffee, and spending some uninterrupted (hopefully) time with Him. I find when I have time to pray, read His Word, and reflect on it and my life–even

How Does Our Culture See the Christian Faith?

Denis Haack, who heads a culturally savvy ministry called Ransom Fellowship, often asks people some form of the following questions: “If you converted to Christianity today, do you think your life would be larger, fuller, richer, more attractive and creative, more involved with the people, circumstances, art, and culture around you? Or do you think

Warnings

In a previous post I discussed Tom Brady’s statement on 60 Minutes saying that he hadn’t found deep, lasting satisfaction in three Super Bowl titles. As Shay said this morning in the message, “If Tom Brady can’t find satisfaction in his career, his dating life, and his money, then why do you think that you

Temptation

Several years from now, if you were to discover that you had wandered from Christ, what sin do you think will most likely have caused you to drift away spiritually? That’s a question that I’ve been asking myself and others close to me lately after having recently re-read Matthew 4:1-11. In this passage we read

Thoughts on No Country for Old Men

With the Golden Globes having been handed out recently and Oscar nominations announced this morning, we’re right in the midst of the Hollywood award season. And if you’re the kind of person who pays attention to these things, you might have heard a large amount of buzz surrounding No Country for Old Men, the latest

MLK Jr.

Today is a nationally recognized holiday celebrating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps Dr. King’s most moving words are found in Letter From a Birmingham Jail (April 16, 1963). The letter was written as a response to eight white pastors who suggested that patience was needed more than protest. They thought that

Review: The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs

When I first heard of A. J. Jacobs yearlong quest to live the Bible as literally as possible, I admit to being a bit suspicious. A Jewish agnostic (his self description: I’m “Jewish in the way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant”), who makes his living writing for Esquire, didn’t sound to me like

A Rare Introspective Moment about Enjoying God

Those who know me know that I’m not the most introspective person around. Writing for this blog has actually been good for me in this regard. Unlike my husband, I don’t naturally take time to think hard about and reflect on my life or other subjects. I like to move, get stuff done, be busy,