The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

Category Archives: pop culture

Hating

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I confess, I missed Charlottesville, VA.  Actually I did hear about a protest that was going to happen but for some reason I ducked for the next several days and missed it altogether until today.

I believe Nelson Mandela’s thoughts are mostly right, except for maybe a nuance.  AND, that nuance makes a big difference. Read more of this post

Internet Addiction

This great talk covers many Addictions.  You may not be aware of them.  Do these affect you?

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Play Christ in a Movie and Get Snubbed

Jim Caviezel says he was snubbed by Hollywood after playing Jesus in ‘The Passion of the Christ’ but would still love to be in the sequel.

Mel Gibson directs actor Jim Caviezel in ‘The Passion of the Christ.’20th Century Fox

Actor Jim Caviezel opens up about the rejection he faced from Hollywood after his role as Jesus Christ, in Mel Gibson’s biblical epic “The Passion of the Christ.”
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Thank God on Earth Day

From Reasons to Believe in 2016:

Every year on April 22, millions of people worldwide will gather on local beaches, streets, and parks to collect trash, plant trees, and honor and celebrate our Earth. In recent years, Earth Day has become almost as popular as Halloween and Christmas, observed by people from diverse religious beliefs and backgrounds. Rather than dismissing the holiday as just another day, Earth Day can remind us of the carefully crafted and fine-tuned home God has made for us. Read more of this post

Bloodlines

John Piper on the Jesus Follower view of others who are different. You have to get to minute 13!

Muslim Bakeries

It is not just Jesus followers who are conflicted over baking for homosexual wedding.

Response to Degeneres Gay Agenda

We are to the point in America where can’t discuss differing points of view.  Social media has gone psycho with mostly shouting matches and no progress.  Going further apart.  Distancing ourselves seems to be an agenda item.

Larry does it right here, I believe.  What do you think?  I haven’t vetted all his points but he has right demeanor and perspective.  I appreciate some levelheadedness!

Related:

Mr. Tomczak and CNN

SHOULD NATIONS HAVE BORDERS? A Biblical Response

Recent years in the world has presented many complexities to nation’s government.  We’ve faced disasters, wars, floods, hurricanes and droughts.  The situations result in people movements.  For the last several years, displaced peoples have begged a response.  But, I question has been, what is the right response.  I know what the Bible says about “foreigners” or “sojourners.”  I believe I know how to respond to persons in that category.  All the people movements made me wonder about nationalism and the need for borders.  But, I also have to ask, what are the merits for or against national borders.   I found this article by Wes Walter on ClashDaily which gave me something to think about and is worth sharing in full here.   Read more of this post

Tyranny of Social Warriors

I do not know the modern American politics and culture.

How Can Homosexuality be Wrong…

I did a series 4 years ago on homosexuality.   I have changed my views on homosexuality since that time.

There is new information out and new perspectives.  I will say that my new perspective comes from reading a book called Washed and Waiting.  It tells a person’s story through discovering the homosexual orientation of a Mr. Hill.   I have not finished the book so I will not recommend it at this point.  However, it presents a view to homosexuality I have not appreciated in the past and I will say the read is very enlightening for me.