Category Archives: Church and Culture

Greg Boyd: Church Response to Gays

The above link highlights a lot of my general feelings towards the current tension between the Church and her message to gay folks. Although not explicitly elaborated on, Boyd does believe that engaging in homosexual behavior (and thus gay marriage) … Continue reading

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Discipleship is Modeling

There is a great deal of literature being published on Christian discipleship today.  A growing consensus among pastors and church leaders that discipleship is currently at a weak state in the church is becoming more global. Here in Cambodia I … Continue reading

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Flabby Faith

Why are so many Christians in the 1st world bored out of their wits and souls with Christianity? Why is it that western churches can’t seem to retain men? Why is it that men say going to church is often … Continue reading

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Christmas Rescue

Christmas lights, decorative trees, and of course fat Santa, has increasingly become part of the festive fabric of Cambodia. Attempting to explain the truest meaning of Christ-mas to those who literally know nothing of Christ puts it in a refined … Continue reading

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Human Sexuality and Gender–What Say You Nature?

We live in a day where there is monumental concern over the genetic altering of crops and the general manipulation of a fragile environment to benefit our needs. “Don’t mess with nature” is the often repeated warning. And when an … Continue reading

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“I Was Born Gay”- Why the Current Gay Debate Is Irrelevant

Often in debating those who advocate homosexual behavior in the Church one will find themselves being asked, “Did you choose to be a heterosexual?” The real question being asked of course is, “Do you remember consciously making the choice that … Continue reading

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Where is God when Evil Visits?

It was a few days ago that great evil visited Newtown Elementary School in the form of a crazed maniac unleashing his personal hell on innocent children. And a great many people and pundits continue to wonder, “How can we … Continue reading

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God, Christmas and the Newtown School Shooting.

God didn’t think the world needed Christmas because it needed another festive holiday. He knew it needed rescue…it needed a Savior. He didn’t see peace on earth and goodwill towards men. He saw bloody Crusades, Salem Witch Trials, Wounded Knee, … Continue reading

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Marriage: to be or to flee

Today I read a blog post on love and marriage that explained the dynamics of marriage with one of the most profound analogies I have ever come across. I couldn’t help but think how desperately young CHRISTIANS need to read … Continue reading

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Why Obama won in 2012

Republicans are kidding themselves if they think the political culture of our grid-locked bureaucracy in Washington would have fundamentally changed into a bureaucracy deserving the nation’s admiration had Romney won the election. As an old Israeli friend of mine once … Continue reading

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