Category: Current Issues

Current Issues

Way to go Millennials and Elders

A new set of numbers on the evangelistic practices of Christians as a whole, Evangelicals in particular has very encouraging things to say about the Millennial generation. While they have been known for their focus on “social justice” they are the only generation whose evangelistic practices increased significantly in the past three years. When asked, …

Church, Current Issues, Family

Who is really leaving the faith and why?

This is a challenge to parents as much as it is to the church. Many have reported alarming numbers of Millennials leaving their faith. This summary provides a good context for understanding what the numbers actually reveal. See previous related posts Millennials Critical Thinking What follows is from the Gospel Coalition blog. Who is Really …

Current Issues, Hope, Jesus Christ, Musings

Story behind, “Carol of the Bells”

A summary of the story (see the video for a retelling of the story) One of America’s best known poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), contributed to the wealth of carols sung each Christmas season, when he composed the words to “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” on December 25th 1864. As with any composition …

Current Issues

My citizenship, My country, My job description

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God God is sovereign–completely. He doesn't make mistakes. He has a larger plan for His glory than my convenience or comfort. He changed the course of human history …