Tag Archive - culture

Love the Chicken, Hate the Sin

I recently shared this article by Barnabas Piper that criticizes today’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”.

I got a mixed response to the article and was asked what I thought. I’m not sure whether my thoughts add anything, as I largely agree with Piper, but here they are anyway…
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If I Were the Devil

Take a listen to these prophetic words written by Paul Harvey nearly 50 years ago. It’s almost like these were his instructions, and they have been followed with precision. (Transcript follows)



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Do all roads (and flights) lead to God?

On a weekend when the world remembers the 9/11 that made that date infamous, many questions remain unanswered.

My concern is that there are answers that remain unquestioned.


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Fat Geese Stuck in a Fishtank

Just over a week ago, I started posting my notes from some talks of Alan Hirsch’s we attended. Today, I continue recounting these with notes from Thursday evening, which was the culmination of Forge Chicago’s week-long training. (If you’re in the Chicagoland area, I highly recommend you check them out.

  • [When it comes to church], the adventure has gone out of the venture
  • Communitas [def]: The type of community formed in adversity.
    That ‘adversity’ can also include short-term missions, sports teams, etc.)
  • Communitas – a form of solidarity- forms after wins or losses as long as the team comes together.
  • During storms and events like 9/11, communities turn into communitas by a shared experience – often hardship.
  • Communitas is a new way of relating. People who were friends or associates become comrades. This is an entirely new dynamic.
  • When communitas is established, people will have a lot of “remember when…” stories, because their relationship was borne of, or developed in adversity.

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“So I’ll cherish the old chocolate cross…”

We made a sojourn to WalMart yesterday and saw the signs of the season: chocolate-covered marshmallow crucifixes. Awesome. How long before Keebler makes electric chair cookies? Or my favorite, lethal injection lollipops. (Is letting junior suck on a syringe any worse than crunching through a krispity cross?)

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