Bullets echo through the halls of schools, the corridors of malls, and the darkness of theaters. Gun control proponents scream to 'get guns out of American society!' and the world breaks into tears wondering why this would happen...again, and then someone, probably an agnostic, asks if there is a Good God, how could He let this happen? This is a very fair question, but one that is often met with the wrong answer in America today.
Every year now Christmas is getting harder and harder of a season to accept. Apart from our materialistic approach to shopping (which to the best of my knowledge is generally referred to as 'Christmas Shopping' even still), we have taken the season and done what first century Israel did...we told Jesus there was no room for Him anywhere.
The time of year for Halloween is once again upon us. For a full detail of the history and some really interesting facts, please visit my article from last year entitled 'Happy Helloween'. Today, I wanted to review some basics and give some thoughts on the Christian response to this time of the year.
As I was running the other day, I came to a thought. I started to run because I found myself getting the ‘computer guy gut’. When I was in graduate school, I looked down and found myself taking on weight, so I made some standard lifestyle changes that made me more active.
I have been thinking of this again as I continue to watch Hells Bells 2 over and over. I think about the old music that I gave up when I became a Christian. I think also of what I still have. Not only the music, but I also examine the movies, games, etc.
I have much to say on the topic of church. There is a great falling-out in our church day, and I would love to address some of the issues. The one that I want to look at today is the topic children's church. Although I am a very talented children's and youth worker, I totally disagree with the concept of children's church and I will not help with it.