Hunter Baker on Millennials and Christianity
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Hunter Baker to discuss his trip to the Q Conference in Nashville, Millennials and Christianity and the debate over gay marriage.
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Silencing the Christians
This past Thursday night, before flying to Des Moines for the Family Leader’s Senate Forum, I spoke to the Alliance Defending Freedom in north Atlanta. The Alliance is a Christian ministry that works with lawyers around the country to defend religious liberty. The Alliance has helped students in colleges where secularists have tried to stop Christian voices from being heard. The Alliance has helped doctors | Read More »
The World’s Greatest Frame-Up
Christians, especially conservative, evangelical, American Christians, must repent of treating the Jews like a tool of the liberals. Even against their own best interests and the interests of Israel, American Jews feel a deep distrust of all things Christian, even those who extend the hand of friendship. This continually drives them into the less strident, progressive liberal camp, where they are welcomed without the fear of being proselytized. One day, Jews will accept the truth about the Holocaust, but that will require time and healing.
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In praise of worship
God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:10-11, NLT) Jon Gabriel has a post up about modern evangelical churches and in particular contemporary Christian music. In his post, | Read More »
Sewage leaks and salvation — Christian lessons in a plumbing disaster
“The Christian does not think that God will love us because we’re good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ~C.S. Lewis It didn’t seem spiritual. Certainly, the last thing on my mind when I opened the e-mail and read the hello followed by niceties followed by SEWAGE…. BASEMENT…. LEAK…. the last thing on my mind was apostolic devotion. PIPE…. | Read More »
Christianity is fractured
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Either we, as His followers on earth, are possessed by Him, or we are not.
Following cultural authority is the wide road, and the Bible tells us where that road leads. It is through the narrow gate that we must pass.
In America, we need a cultural revolution. It starts with an awakening. Then comes a personal decision each must make: will I follow Biblical authority, and be possessed by the Truth, or will I follow cultural authority and compromise the Truth? For the Truth is not an object to be manipulated, but the Person and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Deny Him at your own peril.
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A Word on Judgment
“MEGA-CHURCH PASTOR RESIGNS.” That’s the headline you may have woken up to this morning. I attend Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, and yesterday the congregation was informed that Senior Pastor Bob Coy, who founded and has led the church since 1985, has resigned due to moral failure on his part. Much of the world will see this and immediately use it to justify their opposition to | Read More »
Tolerance for anything (except Christians)
If feeding the poor, helping orphans, healing the sick, and showing love to prisoners, the helpless, and the most vulnerable among us is evil, then I must object to your definition of the word. You can’t throw away the baby with the bathwater. If Christianity is evil, then all of it must be. You can’t pick and choose those things you like about it and discard the bits you don’t.
Christianity and the Bible are a package deal. Not every Christian is polite, and none of us is perfect. We are all sinners in need of a savior: in fact that’s the defining belief of Christianity. If you don’t see the evidence of forgiveness, gentleness and grace in a Christian’s life, they are probably not a Christian.
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Morality Comes From God
Let me begin this purgative by unequivocally asserting that no matter what religion you are (and yes, atheism is a religion), your morality, your sense of right and wrong, isn’t “natural” but is, instead, owed to Divine Omniscience whirly-birding through Time. I know this because I’m a huge supporter of Christian Theocracy and placing a cross above the Capitol, not to mention making public schools – | Read More »
Faith and Work
There are moments when I am reminded that there are two Americas. Increasingly those Americas are divided by faith and lack of faith — or at least ignorance of faith. Yesterday was one of those days when a friend emailed me this tweet by Brian Beutler of the left-wing trolling site Salon (though soon to be at the credible left-wing site The New Republic). Beutler | Read More »
Useful Idiots for Baal
I stumbled upon a Christian author I was not familiar with the other day and saw that he had written from a host of secular publications about faith. From CNN to National Journal to the Huffington Post to USA Today to the Atlantic to others — these are publications that tend to be hostile to people of traditional, orthodox Christian faith. When a Christian author | Read More »
Shibboleths of the Damned
Inevitably in discussions about Christianity, gay rights, the church in general, etc. some well educated fool throws out the shellfish and mixed fabric clothing line. Leviticus 11:10-11 reads, “But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You | Read More »
An Addendum To My Pastor’s Sermon Today
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. As expected, my pastor did not speak on the subject. Although I know him to be a man that values the sanctity of life, he has never given a full sermon on it. If I had to guess, I’d say the reason has something to do with politics. My church is what is referred to as a “mega-church” | Read More »
More often than not, I am a pretty relaxed and laid back person. I don’t really dwell on issues, I rarely hold a grudge, and things that probably should get me worked up just don’t. But lately I’ve been fixated on and can’t stop dwelling on an issue that seems to keep cropping up. Most recently it cropped up with the Duck Dynasty issue. There | Read More »
The Mundane Becoming Controversial
I have a great ability to make the mundane controversial on twitter. Tonight I mentioned that I’m largely in agreement with Anglican theologian N.T. Wright’s view of what happens to people who run away from God. In essence, they lose their humanity. They are only brought back with love and the Gospel. This shouldn’t be controversial. It’s actually a 2000 year old theological concept. The | Read More »