Sex is a word that is rarely used in The Church of today. But in reality, The Church should be talking about sex more than anyone else on this planet. Why? Because the origination of sex was divinely created by our Creator for a specific and beautiful purpose. If we don’t share that purpose, we can’t expect our culture to know the truth.
Archives For Culture
Here are 4 things Christians are told to stay away from, but shouldn’t.
1. Engaging Culture
- Jesus came to reclaim culture, not reject it. We talk so much about wanting to change the world for Jesus, but in the same breath we tell people to not engage in the culture surrounding us. Jesus called us to change the world from the inside out, and that begins with us equipping ourselves to engage culture, learn the culture, and then influence the culture towards the teachings of Jesus.
Alright Ladies, this one is for you.
To be honest, I’m disgusted by the way our world treats you. It’s sad to say, but it’s almost as if our world purposely ignores the way we treat women. And Christian or not, the topic of weight and waist floats across the board of conversations. Not to mention how many women have struggled with weight issues in their past. The heartless conversations definitely don’t help.
Dear Robin Thicke,
As the angry chatter of your VMA’s performance continues to grow, we must get really honest with ourselves and admit you have somehow stayed “safe” behind the controversy. While the rest of the world continues to pounce and point at Miley, you’ve somehow managed to stay out of the medias spotlight and off their judgmental radar.
Dear Miley Cyrus,
I first want to say how sorry I am for the way Christians are treating you, tweeting you, and hypocritically judging you for your performance at the VMA’s. While most of the world sits back and wonders “What the heck happened to Miley?” I personally wonder, “What’s going on in Miley’s heart?”
I cannot say I enjoyed your performance, but I can say I my heart breaks for you, your future, and your identity as a woman.
This past week I encountered one of the most stressful, yet liberating experiences I have had in a while. Since the dawning of social-media, we can see that many people have yet to lose attachment from their mobile devices. It’s crazy to think how many of us spend anywhere between 4-6 hours a day attached to our phones, and that’s just a rough estimate.
My liberation began when my wife and I were about to board a plane to St. Louis for a ministry trip. As the time to board our flight drew near, my wife asked if we had enough time to get some coffee and breakfast. As I reached for my phone to check the time, I was astonished to find that it was not in my pocket.
I once met a group of college athletes who told me they smoked marijuana regularly, but that didn’t mean they didn’t love Jesus. I tried to understand where they were coming from, but I also had to stand on Biblical ground in a loving and graceful way.
The battle between Church and Culture is something that has been lingering since the foundations of The Acts 2 Church. We tend to see Church leadership sway to one extreme or the other, but in reality I truly feel that there is a perfect combination of Church and Culture to be found within the confines of scripture.