The Gen2 Conference

The Gen2 Conference The Gen2 Conference is for Christian Leaders who care what happens with the Millennial generation. Evangelicals have expended unprecedented amounts of money and energy on reaching Christian youth. Christian youth ministries abound and Christian schooling options have multiplied in the last few decades, including homeschooling and home discipleship movements. Have we ever put so much time and resources...

Caring for the Aged – A Christian Theology

Caring for the Aged – A Christian Theology One of the things I discuss frequently is the topic of Sphere Sovereignty. God has ordained various spheres of authority in society, and given duties, responsibilities and authority to each. These spheres, ordained by God, are forms of governance on the earth, to provide for the needs of people and to maintain cultural stability. Several of these spheres are: The individual, the family, the church,...

How to Become a Cult Leader (In Seven Easy Lessons)

How to Become a Cult Leader (In Seven Easy Lessons) While I understand that being a cult leader isn’t something to which most people aspire, it seems to me that there are always a number of folks out there (especially religious folks) who are about two steps away from acquiring this infamous distinction; they just don’t know it yet. Or maybe they’ve tried hard and just haven’t had the breaks. Whatever the case, I’m going to help you out by...

The Idolatry of Celebrity

The Idolatry of Celebrity It’s a strange thing about celebrity. Nearly everyone dreams of being really famous…until they are. Then they usually hate it. Celebrities hire publicists and marketing gurus to help them build their brand identity, and widen their exposure. However, once they have achieved a high level of recognition, they retreat into their private cocoons, and begin a futile battle against the Paparazzi,...

He’s Sick, Not Sinful

He’s Sick, Not Sinful Consider this: Why is it that people only excuse their bad behavior on mental illness, but never their good. Whenever they help a little old lady across the street, or give money to a poor neighbor to help with rent, that always gets chalked up to their own moral goodness.It’s only when they kill, or steal, or lie, or commit suicide that people start talking about it being something quite apart from...

Are Dads Making a Cultural Resurgence?

I have noticed an interesting trend recently. In years past, fathers were the constant butt of jokes on television. Dads are often represented on TV and movies as bumbling, inept fools, who must be rescued from themselves by their obviously superior children and wives. There are still a number of companies who choose to portray fathers in this light through their corporate advertising. Here are a couple...

Who is Really Being Rude Here?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve heard the smash pop hit, “Rude” by the group Magic!. It speaks about a young man, seeking permission to marry a traditional man’s daughter. He is turned down by the young lady’s father, but rather than being rebuffed, he retorts with the line, “I’m gonna marry her anyway!” This is obviously a...

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