Does Anyone Really Know You?

In today’s culture we hardly know people like we once did. At one time people lived in small little villages. They didn’t have their personal iPods, their personal computers, their cars, etc. They were all stuck together. They would live for generations in an area. They’d work with each other, celebrate with each other, etc. Am I saying this is necessarily better? Well I can see good aspects to it. But it’s not as if it’s a very viable model in the modern society of today. But moving on. In the times that we live in today we don’t necessarily even know the people who live in our own house. Do we really know what our friends listen to? What web pages do they browse? Who do they chat with? Where do they drive? Here’s my...

Sunday Scriptures

Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these: ~ Daniel...

Sleep

Sleep is great. Going to events doesn’t help with getting any..

Trustworthy Friends

There are people who are “always” right. And, sure we all think we’re right, otherwise we wouldn’t say anything. But some people need to let the whole world know that they are right, through gossip, destroying relationships, and hurting people. It’s upsetting to me, mostly because much of the book of 1 Corinthians is berating the Corinthians for the dissonance that is going on in their body and encouraging them to be unified. Unified in Christ. So that is one type of person, but there is also another type of person. They make promises and keep them. They talk one way and do the same. They are trustworthy. But how do we determine which someone is going to be. Are they going to be trustworthy or untrustworthy, faithful or unfaithful? Or how about...

Directing or Following?

You must create direction for yourself. Are you running through life learning what others teach you? Part of this life will be generally directed by others. Our parents direct us. Our elders and pastors direct our lives. The Christian authors we read direct our lives. But ultimately, does most of the direction of your life come from the theologians of the film world/sports/advertisements/clothing designers/secular artists/authors/etc.  Take for instance the Super Bowl half-time show. This was a worship service (in the words of Madonna) that saw Madonna as preaching a sermon to the largest audience in America. And yet most Christians will think of this as a well put together or show with no impact on their lives.  Look at the feminist movement or the...