Why Pandering After Relevance is Wrong for the Church

Has the church's search for relevance in the modern era, subjected it to assimilation by the very culture it seeks relevance in? Something Shiny Caught My Eye A story is recounted in Christianity Today, where a young pastor asked the late Eugene Peterson, what he could do to make his preaching more relevant (this during … Continue reading Why Pandering After Relevance is Wrong for the Church

What Happens When the Tide Comes in and Returns to the Sea?

O strengthen me, that while I stand Firm on the rock, and strong in Thee.  I may stretch out a loving hand, to wrestlers with the troubled sea.  (From the hymn, "Lord Speak to Me that I May Speak" by Frances R. Havergal, 1872) Have you ever walked into the water along an ocean shore, and stood … Continue reading What Happens When the Tide Comes in and Returns to the Sea?

What Led to the Millennial Exodus and Will Reason Bring Them Back?

"He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there."  Acts 17:17 "Logos"  is a Greek word signifying both "reason" and "word", and is ascribed to the "Word" of God (Jesus), described in the prologue to John 1. … Continue reading What Led to the Millennial Exodus and Will Reason Bring Them Back?