Thursday, July 23, 2015

Has the Culture Influenced a Spiritually Ignorant Generation?

In an article entitled "Evangelical Christian Leaders Fear Teen Believers Abandoning their Faith", Laurie Goodstein writes, 
"Despite their packed mega churches, their political clout, and increasing visibility on the national stage, evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that their teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves.  
"If current trends continue only 4 percent of teenagers will be Bible-believing Christians as adults. While some critics say that the statistics are grossly exaggerated, there is widespread consensus among evangelical leaders that they risk losing their teenagers."

Monday, July 20, 2015

Saeed Abedini Shares His Perspective on the Iranian Deal

Last week the Obama administration signed a deal with Iran without securing the freedom of Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned for nearly three years for his faith in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Saeed was originally arrested back in 2012 while working on an orphanage for children, and sentenced to eight years in prison. His wife, Naghmeh is greatly disappointed with news of the deal on Tuesday.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ISIS Beheadings: Why Do We Look Away?

In February and April, the Islamic State posted two videos depicting the beheadings of Ethiopian and Egyptian Christians. These Christian brothers were faithful even unto death.

The images of men lining the beach in orange jumpsuits are heartbreaking. Yet, their silent cries only echo faintly in the west.

The question I want us to wrestle with is this: how do we process the horrors of persecution? Do we block it from our minds? 

Or maybe even worse – is it just easier to be indifferent?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Calling Millennials to Stand Firm in a Demoralized Nation

The morals of a nation do not rest on the shoulders of politicians but on those who call themselves followers of Christ.  When moral corruption takes hold of a nation, perhaps we should get our eyes off of the government and run a spiritual checkup on the church.

But maybe we need to take it a step further and start with asking God to evaluate our own hearts?