Category Archives: Culture

Chandler, Platt, and Driscoll: Why them?

I just came back from four great days in Louisville, KY, at the Cross Conference, a conference for college students centered upon the call and task of foreign missions. The plenary sessions were delivered by some of the most popular men among young evangelicals. John Piper opened, Matt Chandler spoke, David Platt electrified, Kevin DeYoung challenged, Richard Chin encouraged, and thousands of college aged students were enthralled. The conference was fantastic. It moved me deeply, challenging me to look at my life and ask difficult questions of myself and my ministry. I will talk more about that in the future as I sort through my thoughts and prayers.

What I want to comment on today is a preaching style that seems to be sweeping the hearts and minds of the millenial generation: namely, the unapologetic and authoritative proclamation of truth.   Continue reading

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The Quack Heard Round the World

philPhil Robertson has been indefinitely suspended from a show centered on his family and his life’s work. Millions fume with anger and frustration – some because he suffers for orthodox Christianity and others because he believes orthodox Christianity. I imagine the only person not bothered by this is probably the centerpiece of this whole ordeal – Phil Robertson.

I want to give you three points about how you should respond to this as you both talk with friends and post virulent rants on Facebook. Then I want to give you two points about the broader issue of living as a Christian in our culture.

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A Rant about Western Parenting

thinkingI served for a few years as a youth ministry intern while I was in college. One of the primary aspects of youth ministry is the need to listen to your students. By far, the greatest challenge brought out on a daily basis was listening to those students with a straight face. Sadly, when I survey the fun-house landscape of modern parenting, I struggle with the same problem.

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Steady Faith in a Shifting Culture

20121213Times are changing in our culture. In the past few months we have seen major media outlets demonize a fast food chain president for his Christian beliefs. We have seen a pastor forced out of a national prayer meeting after teaching Biblical values in a sermon delivered twenty years ago. Last week, a professional football play was bullied into canceling an appearance at a church, because the church is on record as supporting a Biblical sexual ethic. It is no longer cool to be Christian.

When the winds of change are howling, it takes deep roots to remain upright.

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