I know the journey seems so long. You feel you're walking on your own. But there has never been a step Where you've walked out all alone. Troubled soul don't lose your heart, Cause joy and peace he brings. And the beauty that's in store, Outweighs the hurt of life's sting. There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears. There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, We’ll see Jesus face to face. But until that day, we'll hold on to you always. -- Jeremy Camp, "There Will Be a Day" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le-TG4sRRiQ But … [Read more...] about Revealing Our Inner Onion
In the new drama television series, "The Good Wife," Juliana Margulies plays the wife of an elected official who is caught in a sex and money scandal. The official, played by Chris Noth, is sent to prison and "the good wife" returns to work as a lawyer, raising her two children on her own. Take a look at the profiles of many of your Christian friends and you’ll discover that listed among their favorite programs are TV series like “Desperate Housewives,” and “Gray’s Anatomy,” both of which frequently glamorize sexual relations outside marriage. Other TV series are busy normalizing … [Read more...] about “The Good Wife” in Real Life
Generations ago people wore hats to church on Sunday. Now they’re more likely to come with duct tape wrapped around their heads to prevent them from exploding from the 7-24 infusion of breaking news and cultural revision. Could it be that the constant cultural change blaring from our televisions, radios and the Internet on sites like Drudge, regurgitated on Facebook and Twitter and various blogs and forums is leaving us overwhelmed and searching for something truly constant? Could it be that Southern Baptists are yearning for a well-preached, on-target sermon, a clear and consistent Bible … [Read more...] about The Church Home: A Refuge in an Information-Overload Era?
As we begin a new year in our churches, in the sense that summer is behind us, maybe it’s a good time for each of us to take a close look at the admonishment to bear each other’s burdens. Fulfilling the law of Christ might prevent many a fall this fall. No one disagreed that I was probably the worst vocalist in our high school church youth choir. I had been told I was a bass, so I was always on the back row, which was fine with me. The choir director would sometimes know something was amiss and he'd say "Let me just hear the bass row on this part," and he'd cup his ear and lean towards our … [Read more...] about Ready to Bear Some Burdens?