The youth ministry world is wrestling through the ramifications of what Christian Smith coined as Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. What is MTD? After interviewing 3,000 teenagers, the authors found that many young people believed in several moral statutes not exclusive to any of the major world religions: A god exists who created and ordered the world…… Continue reading What Would Judas Do? Moralistic Therapeutic Deism and You
The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:1 Can you imagine? 75 years old you hear from God loud and clear– leave, start a new life, leave everything behind. Abram’s entire life was judged based on this…… Continue reading Faith & Fear
This message by Francis Chan will mess with you. A trip to a third world country, in my case Haiti, will show you just how much syncretism we practice in America. Here are some of the gods we mix with our faith. – The safety god – The comfort god – The performance god -…… Continue reading The Bible is Dangerous, But are You?