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Archive for the ‘Christianity and Culture’ Category

Living as a Christian in a Secular Age

February 21, 2019

Ambassadors for Christ

January 10, 2019

2019 just began, but some people are already talking about 2020. This is because we will have another presidential election just like we did in 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000, and so on and so on. Because of social media and the 24-hour news networks, we are constantly reminded of an election that is more […]

Joy to the World: A Christmas Homily

December 22, 2018

I want to invite you to remember what it was like to be a child on Christmas morning. Think back to waking up and being filled with excitement and wonder, rushing into the living room where the tree was lit and decorated and surrounded by presents, opening gifts in the presence of your family, and […]

Participation in Worship

September 20, 2018

The participation of the worshiper in worship has varied over the years. In the early church, worshipers were engaged in every aspect of worship, but nowadays it is possible to attend a worship service where nothing is expected of the worshiper. This raises an important question. Have we worshiped if we have not participated in […]

Wonder

November 17, 2017

Wonder is the inspiring story of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy born with a facial deformity, who is entering the fifth grade. Up until this point, Auggie had been homeschooled and lived a relatively sheltered life often venturing outside with his astronaut helmet so no one could see his face. His parents, Nate (Owen […]

On Christian Unity

October 17, 2017

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4) It would be difficult to pick out the most neglected command in the New Testament, but I believe Ephesians 5:21 would be near the top. This is the command to submit ourselves one to another. […]

Marshall

October 12, 2017

Marshall is the true story of Thurgood Marshall, a NAACP attorney who would later become the first African American justice of the Supreme Court. Marshall focuses on Thurgood’s early life and one case in particular. At the time Thurgood Marshall traveled all over the United States defending clients of color who had been falsely accused […]

Learning to Disagree Better

September 28, 2017

“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense…” (Proverbs 11:12) We have a problem in our country with communicating with people who are on the other side of an issue. Rather than listen and respond politely, we see people calling names, degrading others, belittling their neighbors, or worse. Before we can discuss our differences, we must first […]

A Ghost Story

July 6, 2017

“For there is no enduring remembrance of the wise or of the fools, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten.” (Ecclesiastes 2:16) A Ghost Story is a riveting look at humanity’s place in time. This intriguing meditation on the moments that make up a life will cause viewers to […]

Silence

January 6, 2017

Martin Scorsese has a higher purpose in making films. He is not merely trying to entertain or provide a couple of hours of escapism. He wants the viewer to wrestle with difficult questions. Silence is a mixture of beautiful filmmaking and a complex and challenging story that will linger with you long after the final […]