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.
My heart weighs heavy today as I reflect. I have no specific idea where I am going with this post, so I will just write and see what happens. I guess that at times, we must think inward and pray how we might grow outward. No growth comes without a struggle.