WWUTT: Music and Movies Can’t Be Christian?

Christian musicians are fond of saying things like, "We're not a Christian band, were Christians in a band." ...and think they're being profound.Frontman John Foreman was once asked if Switchfoot is a Christian band.  He answered: "To be honest, this question grieves me because I feel that this represents a much bigger issue than simply a couple Switchfoot tunes. In true Socratic form, let me ask you a few questions: Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Does the Bible Really Say Homosexuality Is Sin?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. Many critics claim that passages like this one and 1 Timothy 1:9-10… Understand this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the u … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 3

There are three questions that bother me in regards to where our society is headed. We discussed the first two last week (How do we define truth? What do we consider beautiful).The third question that concerns me is: What’s going to happen to western civilization? Now, I try not to be a “Christian Alarmist” and go around telling people that the world is about to end and there is nothing you can do about it except wait for the rapture and buy my book (though I would appreciate you buying my … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 2

It’s often said that, “It doesn’t really matter what you believe, but it does matter.Ideas have consequences. As G.K. Chesterton said, “The modern habit of saying ‘This is my opinion, but I may be wrong,’ is entirely irrational. If I say that it may be wrong, I say that it is not my opinion. The modern habit of saying, ‘Every man has a different philosophy, this is my philosophy and it suits me,’ – the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness.” Does that not almost exactly describe the … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. If we just had to understood who God is, that would be difficult enough.My oldest daughter, Abigail, was around 3 ½ when she was helping my wife tuck in her younger sister, Anna. At the end, Abigail leaned in to tell her, “God will be with you tonight, Anna.”Isn’t that nice?Except, afterwards Abigail turned around to my wife and said, “Mommy, I told Anna that God would be with her and the other God will b … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 72: Do Older Christians Really Need to “Knock it Off”?

[display_podcast]I’m over 45 and I scare your children. Does my age disqualify me from speaking up about politics and culture? Do I really need to ‘knock it off!’? Andy Stanley says so. I’m Joel Fieri, and welcome to “The Big Picture’ podcast, where we seek to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends, ideas and issues in the Church and greater society.Pastor Andy Stanley has gone viral lately with a couple Internet videos, one regarding political fear mongering and … [Read more...]