Did you know that nearly half of parents say they share fewer meals with their family than when they were growing up? Can you guess the number one cause? Technology. The table used to play a much more important role in our homes. Unfortunately, for many, we have let the table lose that place, and it’s time to reclaim the table.
We can debate for days when Christianity began to take that deep dive into a lack of influence. We can ramble statistics, point to a presidency, or even start blaming society for the downward spiral of our cultural influence. For as long as I can remember, all I have heard from the Church is “counter-cultural this” and “we need to stand counter-culturally against that.” Did we ever stop to think that all this counter cultural mumbo jumbo is actually hurting our message of the grace of God, rather than helping it? The truth is we were never called to be counter-cultural. We were called for something else.
The church today is standing before a technological landscape like it has never faced before. Technology, medicine, and science are accelerating at an unprecedented pace. Like Cortez, Lewis and Clark, Columbus, and countless other explorers we must face the uncharted technological wilderness that lies before us in the years and decades ahead.
It’s often touted by Americans that we have certain God given rights. Our constitution says so, right?! The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As Americans we have the right to freedom of speech, to own a gun, and the right vote. But are these really “God given” rights?
Today’s post is a little different from my other articles, because we are going to have a little fun. We’re going to get your mind thinking. With that said, we often think of Judas as the disciple who betrayed Jesus. But what if instead he actually made the biggest sacrifice?
Leadership today has turned into a multi-layered, multi-billion dollar industry. You can get degrees, go to seminars, read books, or watch YouTube lessons on how to be the world’s best leader in theory. But leadership isn’t about theory; it’s about experiential relationships. The greatest leader that ever lived gave us four principles for leadership that cross the membranes of family, business, and community to leave lasting impact and change.
My wife and I just returned from the second Deeper Christian Life Conference of 2017 in Orlando, Florida. It was a great time of learning, fellowship, and encouragement. Here are some of my thoughts and takeaways from it.
The family unit has been under attack well, since the dawn of man’s existence. So what do we do to help families thrive in a world that seems set to see them fail? Follow these ten rules, and I believe you will be on your way to building a thriving family unit.
I think it’s safe to say we can sense a salesman a mile away. That’s why used car salesmen get such a bad rap. They have an agenda. They want to sell you a car. They want to conquer the customer; to win the sale. After recently shopping for a new car for my wife, we got to experience this first hand for the first time in almost a decade. Too often I have seen Christians with an agenda like a used car salesman. Are you loving people just to love them, or do you have an agenda?
Raising Godly Children
June 16, 2017