I don’t know Grant but what I hear is truth that convicts me and challenges me in what I need to/want to seek for the church and my life.
Spoiler Warning: this is the best commentary I’ve heard on the movie.
To hear President Obama and many other leftist luminaries talk, one might conclude that we have a real problem with Islamophobia. Following the attacks of 9/11, even then-President George Bush repeatedly stated that we were not at war with Islam in order to counter the potential for widespread fear and loathing of Muslims in western society. The repeated violent attacks by radical Islamic jihadists over the last fifteen years at home and abroad only served to further stoke the fears of a widespread backlash against all people of the Islamic faith. The fear that innocent, peace-loving Muslims would be singled out for reprisals influenced even various U.S. government agencies as they purged their training materials from even referencing “radical Islamic terrorism” or anything related to the radical religious ideology of jihad. Read more of this post
BuzzFeed’s ‘I’m Christian, But I’m Not’ viral video accidentally updated the Pharisee’s ‘Thank God I’m not like other men’ prayer Jesus warns us about.
Ms. Hemmingway, whom I am taking ques from, took her readers right to the wisdom of Jesus by referring to the parable in Luke 18
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China Cry is the true story of love, courage, and struggles of one women-Nora Lam-whose Christian faith leads her to make the ultimate choice between life and death. Set in China some thirty years before the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre, this sweeping dram portrays the harsh reality of the repressive Communist regime and Nora Lam’s indomitable will to survive.
Jeff Clarke just wrote an interesting article about fake Christianity which is pervasive in the West.
He starts out: “If we want to connect with the world on our doorstep the Church must allow our collective experience of sadness to be our point of contact.” I’d venture that it is not just sadness and pain we need to be honest about. We need to be authentic in whatever state we Jesus followers find ourselves.
He says: ” The plastic, cheaply fabricated, celebrity-driven style of Christianity that has come to characterize a variety of churches in the West will never be able to effectively offer a healing response to the pain we carry within us and see around us.” I say Amen! Those outside see right through the veneer. They know something is up and we are not being honest. Drop the pose. Remove the facades. They are sin and so lets be honest and just admit that!!! Be real dear believer! Read more of this post