Archives For Culture

To Accept, Copy, or Flee?This is the time of year when Christians across the country make a decision.  Whether they will engage culture, copy it, or flee from it.  Obviously no one phrases it that way.  But they make that choice when they decide if and how they’ll celebrate Halloween.

This is the time of year when some will abstain from celebrating Halloween because of it’s shady history, and it’s ties to the occult.  Others will instead participate in Halloween celebrations at a church under the disguise of a “Fall Festival.”  Others will jump in with both feet and decorate their porch, hand out candy, and wear costumes never thinking twice about the occult background of the day.  Who is right? Continue Reading…

England Clamps Down on PornographyYesterday the Prime Minister of Great Britain announced that internet service providers (the people you pay to have internet) weren’t going to allow pornography as a default.  For those still wanting to view it, they have to call in and request access.  The Prime Minister pointed to the ill effects that pornography has on children for the primary reason for his decision.  Continue Reading…

Would Jesus Buy the Xbox One or the Playstation 4?A couple weeks ago Microsoft and Sony both revealed their next generation of video game consoles.  For many people watching it did exactly what it was supposed to do, it created desire.  Strange that Microsoft and Sony both have to spend millions of dollars (and will continue to do so) trying to convince us to purchase their product.  It’s basic marketing.  They create a desire for the product, people buy it, and shareholders get rich. But what would Jesus think of this process? Continue Reading…

TebowAs Christians we love our “Christian” celebrities.  Whether it’s Kirk Cameron, the Duck Dynasty family, or Tim Tebow; we simply love having someone who represents us in the media.  We buy their stuff, watch their content religiously, and say things like “It’s so nice to see faith positively depicted in the media.”  However, it seems that all this affection seems to come with a price.  And the price isn’t on us, our Christian representative is the one who has to pay. Continue Reading…

They Will Know We are Christians by Our Political Opinions?Politics are a hairy animal.  Every couple years grown men and women act like children, and the country is supposed to decide who has the leadership capabilities to fix our country (since it always seems to need fixing).  The problem with this system is that Christians make up a powerful voting block in this country, and politicians all try to get us on their side.  Need someone to support gun control?  Christians.  Need someone to support the 2nd Amendment? Christians.  Need someone to make to spread my message?  Christians are great at Facebook forwards (just look at all the sunset and Bible verse posts out there). Continue Reading…