Friday, October 1, 2010
In recent articles on ABC and Fox there have been articles discussing the fact that Christians may be less aware of their religious views that athiests, mormons, and Jews. The questions that it begs of all of us is do I really believe what I say that I beleive? So often as I have conversations with believers I am amazed at how strongly people "defend" their beliefs and yet can rarely discuss the "why" behind what they beleive. We have seen this trend going on for a while as Americans and Christians suffer from a growing and dangerous level of Biblical illiteracy. Today, more than ever, we as Christians need to be grounded in the basic foundational principles of the Christian faith. Just as important is that we must be able to live these principles out. As a sermon I heard today put it "rarely does someone reject Christ but most often they are rejecting the Christians who claim Christ but their lives don't match up with what Christ has said." May we today live out what we believe and allow people to see Christ in the way we live our lives.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This is an interview with Mosab Hassan Yousef done of Fox News that was a part of a 6-part series walking through his story of capture, torture, his work for Israeli intelligence, and finally his conversion to christianity as he began to understand the fullness of Jesus Christ' forgiveness and the implications that has for us in every day life. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
With the political and religious turmoil in America surrounding the elections and specifically the building of a Mosque at ground zero in New York City, it is more important than ever that we, the body of Christ, have a full understaning of the gospel and forgiveness as well as the implications of these monumental decisions. Two books that I have just completed that I highly recommend to you are "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef and "Walking from East to West" by Ravi Zacharias. Both books are stark reminders of the power of forgivenss in this human experience and how we, as vessels of the gospel, can make a radical difference not just in America but all over the world by living in the humility that forgiveness has offered us.