It’s not often the “women-liberating,” “progressive christians” want to reframe a topic to move it AWAY from cultural norms , but when it comes to gender roles, they’ll invent terms like “Christo-centric gender” to sound oh-so-faithful. Yet, their new “Christo-centric” gender roles unsurprisingly still conform closer to the spirit of the age than the tried-and-true roles God designed.
We are Christ’s ambassadors, representing him in everything we think, say, and do. If you claim to be a follower of Christ, this is true for you whether you’re in a foreign land or on your home’s door step. With this category we will discuss how we represent Christ both near and far. It will contain talk on actual missions and evangelism, as well as questions, insights, and resources on how we best represent Christ in our society in day to day life! For a complete description of our categories, check out the Categories page.
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As Christians, we should have a sort of sorrow even when a High Priestess of Moloch dies. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an eternal human soul, has now met the one and only Supreme Judge. And, it’s a terrible thing for the wicked to fall into His holy hands. Yet, this should embolden our declaration of truth.
In 1798, John Adams understood what is going on in America today better than many of our so-called pastors do and he explained it more clearly and boldly. Maybe that’s why he helped create such a fine country. Don’t be ashamed of the U.S.A. Give it the Gospel.
The reason we know we are to pursue those we’re called to love lies in the reality of who God is and who we are as his covenant people. The reality of God’s divine love we experience should overflow into the daily love others experience from us.
Trevin Wax shares some wise words for everyone, but especially good for us as men to consider. We naturally feel an urge to stand as warriors (especially where it’s easy: online), fighting injustices and calling out wrongs, but as men of God, we should also be modeling the ability to recognize our limitations, practice wisdom, and care for others.
Because of the societal views (and sadly some “christian” views) on gender, Bible believing Christians need to be more precise in the way we speak about biblical manhood and womanhood. There’s two ways we can talk about gender to someone. The first is the most common way and quite negative; the second is a much better, more biblical, and positive way.
Our natural hearts warp authority into something it actually isn’t. However, when we meditate on how Jesus came to us and gained his authority, we get both a deeply challenging and extremely encouraging glimpse of authority that’s undeniably applicable and helpful in our own lives.
We too often use social media as a platform for arguing and positioning. You can make even a correct statement or valuable opinion about something be an obnoxious sound bite on social media if you don’t converse with gentleness and grace. We are called to do better.
Ligon Duncan give us a Godly and wise social media strategy as well as an example of what responsible leadership in the public sphere looks like. With a quick thread of tweets he outlines 10 simple strategic commitments he has for his social media use that we’d all do well to emulate. In fact, it’s great advice even when not on social media.
Our natural instincts drive us to try to be in control and handle life ourselves, but God’s word tells us a different reality and condemns are natural instincts. We have to make a choice as to what we depend on.
Whether it means having a one-time discussion, discipling someone, or running for state/local/national office, as young men in Christ, we have the opportunity to be the standard bearers in politics and culture.
We’ve seen a lot of people place their faith in horrible candidates for rulers lately. This video of this talk given from a political science professor to a collegiate ministry is an excellent reminder of who has always been the perfect ruler we’re longing for.
Jesus is much more confrontational, unpleasant, and “unkind” than I would have imagined. His ways and words would often be condemned in many of our churches. But, even though he’s not always nice, he’s always good.
Living under leaders who do not honor God is a difficult reality, but it’s a reality given to us with specific instruction from God’s Word to trust God’s sovereign wisdom. This calling is currently becoming more difficult than we’ve ever known, yet more crucial than ever.
When it comes to sharing our faith, some of us should reconsider our approach a bit. The older I get the more I can look back on times which are quite embarrassing despite how noble my intentions were, and yet, I realize how much of it I caused myself in pride and foolishness.
Our responses to difficult people, and life in general, reveal how well we commune with the Holy Spirit and have our security in Jesus Christ. Our responses may also be the best witness of Jesus that we have with the difficult person. So, we must do this rightly.
Although evangelism is commonly discussed by many church leaders, there is reason for concern if you pay close attention to how many are explaining it. Let’s look at three of the most common and crucial mistakes as seen by how so many well-meaning Christians actually share the gospel message.
How do you respond when you get good news from someone? What if that good news came from God and saved your life; what would you do with such a wonderful gift? Let’s talk about what this response would and should most likely be.
Our use of social media can actually serve to encourage us as we look back on our interactions with others over the years and see Christ shaping us more and more into his image. Here’s one specific and practical way to do this with Facebook!
The cultural norm in our society is to stare at our mobile devices and scroll through our news feeds even instead of talking to those right in front of us. Could this be destroying real community? The motivations and effects of this could be huge!
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