Pro Vitae

Sharon Current Events, Pro-life, Worldview 5 Comments

Yesterday a doctor who practiced late-term abortions was shot and killed by a fanatical pro-life proponent. His name was Dr. George Tiller. He was shot in his church. While he was serving as an usher. These last two details of the story really threw me off. Without calling into question the salvation of either man involved, to the world it …

A Defense of Mediocrity

Sharon Ministry, Worldview 5 Comments

At least once a week, I consider dropping out of ministry. I’ve heard Mark Driscoll refer to this kind of weekly day-dreaming as “bread truck Mondays”–every Monday he wakes up and thinks about quitting his job and driving a bread truck. Why? Because driving a bread truck gives you just enough distraction to be stimulating, without requiring you to really …

Is Christianity Dying?

Sharon Church, Current Events, Pop-Culture, Worldview 1 Comment

This week I am in Nashville attending the National Collegiate Summit for college ministers, and I just got word that Nashville has seen its first school closing due to the swine flu. Upon hearing this news, I went back to my hotel room to investigate the reason for the school closing, and apparently there are two suspected cases of swine …

Target: Women

Sharon Girl Stuff, Pop-Culture, Worldview 0 Comments

In the past I’ve talked a lot about the ways in which the media has objectified women and given us an unrealistic standard for which we should strive. We see this subliminal messaging in the form of emaciated models and self-destructive actresses, so while it is prevalent, it’s also easy to pinpoint. However, not all of the media’s subliminal messages …

Who Is Your King?

Sharon Current Events, Politics, Worldview 1 Comment

Today my heart is overcome with joy for my African-American brothers and sisters. Whether or not you agree with the policies of President-elect Barack Obama, one thing is for sure–yesterday’s election was a monumental moment in our nation’s history. It brought us one step closer to healing the wounds our nation has inflicted upon African-Americans throughout our history. And for that, …

John Piper on the Presidential Election

Sharon Politics, Theology, Worldview 2 Comments

In these final 24 hours before the 2008 Presidential Election, I thought I’d post the following video of John Piper giving his perspective. He goes straight to the heart of the issues and he does it concisely. It is a perspective that should anchor us when we feel consumed by the emotion and the fear of this time. To view …

To Vote or Not to Vote?

Sharon Current Events, Politics, Worldview 1 Comment

I really debated over whether or not to write this blog. In general, I don’t like to weigh in on political issues. It’s such a distraction from the things that really matter–namely, the Gospel. Government, politicians, and even policies that reflect Christian values–all these things can quickly become idols that supplant Christ. Even so, I decided to throw in my …