A few years ago I spoke at Harvard University with 9 other speakers. We were surprised when the gay community opposed the very idea that a Christian group would be on campus.
This month a new study came out from Barna Research on Trends on Faith, Work and Calling. There were some surprising facts that came from the study that every church leader should take to heart.
Would you characterize your life as one who lives by faith? I believe there are six attributes of a person who lives by faith.
Randall Collins, a sociologist and author of Discovery of Society, tells us that culture is defined by the adoption of values and beliefs in 7 spheres of culture, but four of these have the greatest influence: military, economic, political and cultural. Arts and entertainment, media and education are the most influential in defining the values and beliefs people adopt in their life.
If we are going to impact future cultures, we will need young people who have a vision for what can happen when they enter into their destinies with a motive to solve problems and be used of God. Many of today's next generation operate from no moral absolutes.
Have you ever thought about how Satan entices human beings into sin?
There does not seem to be a week that goes by that we do not hear of a gay versus Christian issue arise in our nation. The most recent was with a bakery in Oregon.
Did you know there is a very common word that is used in our culture that you cannot find in the Bible? It is the word "competition." Jesus never talked about it, but he did talk about the opposite of that word.
William Wilberforce was a British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. He is proof that joining a network helped him accomplish his objectives.
For centuries Christians thought that culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the tops of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3–5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.
Can a city or community be impacted for Christ? Can it be transformed? The answer to that lies with the level of maturity of Christians in a community which is measured in love, unity and prayer.
The cultural idol of today is tolerance. Young people are reflecting more and more a belief system that is not based on any absolutes. Their God is the god of tolerance. "You do what you want as long as it doesn't affect me."
The battle for the family is heating up with one of the most important issues that could cause a huge tipping point in culture—the redefining of marriage by the Supreme Court. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on the topic of gay marriage.
The battle for the family is heating up with one of the most important issues that could cause a huge tipping point in culture—the redefining of marriage by the Supreme Court. In this 4 part series we are raising the question of whether the gay marriage issue is a civil issue or a moral issue.
Is same-sex marriage a moral issue or a civil rights issue? There are two very different vantage points from which to view this issue that will determine a conclusion.