Tuesday, October 30, 2012

25 Marks of a Backslidden Christian

Backsliding was a hot topic in the church in past decades. But as our culture has grown more post-Christian, it has seemingly disappeared from church discussion. This list can serve as a litmus test for your continued spiritual growth. See the article by Joe Thorn...

Christianity and the Dark Side — What About Halloween?

Al Mohler writes an essay for the season. How should Christians respond to Halloween?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pastor Tony Evans on Pulpit and Politics

Tony Evans speaks well and with wisdom to the presidential election this year. He differentiates between telling people hwo to vote for and telling people how to vote:
As nearly 1,500 pastors nationwide participated in Alliance Defending Freedom's annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday by preaching biblical truth on the positions of electoral candidates, Texas megachurch Pastor Tony Evans says in an interview that politics is a central issue in the Bible.
"The Bible is pregnant with politics," Evans, the African-American pastor of megachurch Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, says in an interview published in World Magazine. "You cannot read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation and go through too many chapters that are not involving politics. So it is not a minor issue or a marginal issue. It is a central issue."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Of Babies and Beans? A Frightening Denial of Human Dignity

Al Mohler comments on a New Yorker article concerning the Vice Presidential debate about faith and public life. His observtions are worth reading. (See article)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jim Denison writes a daily discourse on a variety of topics and makes great applications for followers of Jesus. Today's article is worth sharing. It begins:

Prince Charles has announced that he plans to change his title if and when he becomes King of England.  His mother was crowned in 1953 as "Defender of the Faith." Charles prefers the title, "Defender of Faith" or "Defender of the Faiths."  If so designated, he would be the first British monarch not to be the standard-bearer for Protestantism in his country since Henry VIII broke from Rome in 1530.

Why does Charles want to make such an historic change?  Because Christianity has declined in the UK to 69 percent of the population, while those with no religion now make up 22 percent of the population.