Jesus said "Let him who has ears, let him hear!" In an age where social media dominates and we thrive off clickbait, I believe we need to learn to hear. We must move beyond clickbait headlines that sizzle, and seek out opportunities for hearing what someone else has to say.
A Canadian Christian sits down with an American Christian to talk about our cultural blindspots. We talk about the culture wars: nationalism, abortion, homosexuality/gay marriage, immigration, guns, and the role of the Church in politics.
No matter how big or how small, every church has two churches within her. There is an odd disconnect between the platform and the pew, and it's been this way for centuries, inspite of all our different church models. Today's podcast is all about asking some tough questions and starting a conversation. How can we bridge this gap? How can we become one church?
As followers of Jesus, I believe we are called to a non-violent way of life. We should have a different relationship to guns and war, as we live out a prophetic witness to our generation.
Instead of looking down at singles and those delaying marriage, I believe we as the Church need to not only celebrate singleness, but we should promote it and encourage singleness. Instead of treating singles as defective lepers who have something wrong with them, we need to teach that singleness is an amazing gift that should be embraced.
My wife and I were previously engaged to multiple other people, before we ever met. Our love story is one of broken roads, which God ultimately redeemed, to help us find one another.
Should the church "focus on the family" when it comes to her life and ministry? In today's podcast, I call this into question, and why our idolatry of the family unit is a threat to the gospel and the church.
Josh Harris recently abandoning his faith after being a celebrity in Evangelical Christianity has created a major stir. I cannot help but wonder if it is not part of a major trend, and a symptom of a much deeper issue. Is our Evangelical house of faith built on a rock, or shifting sand?
There is nothing like "nostalgia" to help remind us of a world that never existed. The good old days may have been great, but they were not as great as we remember...
I'm not an "open borders" guy when it comes to U.S. Immigration (although our founding fathers were!) but I do believe we should greatly relax our unnecessarily strict quotas, and allow for "free markets" to better decide how many people should be able to immigrate to the United States to work and to live.