Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

Oh good grief. When does ideology trump Christian leadership? FH

Because the PCA conflicts with the seminary’s denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA), on women and LGBT clergy, leaders agreed not to award Keller the prize and thus affirm his differing stance. However, the school has still scheduled the Redeemer Presbyterian pastor to speak on mission at an annual conference hosted by its Kuyper Center for Public Theology in April.

Source: Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

How Americans Feel About Different Religious Groups | Pew Research Center

On the heels of a contentious election year in which partisan politics increasingly divided Americans, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that when it comes to religion, Americans generally express more positive feelings toward various religious groups today than they did just a few years ago. Asked to rate a variety of groups on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100, U.S. adults give nearly all groups warmer ratings than they did in a June 2014 Pew Research Center survey.

Source: How Americans Feel About Different Religious Groups | Pew Research Center

Millennials: Interested in “Spiritual” Expression Free of Religious Rules – Millennial Evangelical

We aren’t young people who hate religion. It’s a growing group that feel like they have been left behind by religious institutions.In a move that confused a lot of my friends and family, I have found countless examples of other millennials creating new forms of community that often fulfill the same functions that a traditional religious group would have.

Source: Millennials: Interested in “Spiritual” Expression Free of Religious Rules – Millennial Evangelical

Church & Culture Blog | Church and Culture

I find this incredible that parents let this happen. Turn off the TV, cell phone and parent!! FH

But when the line between the adult world and the child’s world becomes blurred, or no longer exists, childhood disappears. And that’s not “growing older younger. “That’s never being allowed to be young at all.

Source: Church & Culture Blog | Church and Culture

Getting to the Root of Our Problems

Your heart determines the course of your life. God reveals that the condition of our hearts will determine the course of our lives. What is inside your heart is taking you somewhere!Sick heart = sick life. Healthy heart = healthy life.

and…

The healthiest people realize how sick they are.

And they run to the Savior. He is our Healer. There is no more room for wallowing in shame and condemnation. I’m sick, and that’s a fact. So, let’s allow God to shine the light on our sick places, deal with it, and move on, healed in Jesus’ Name!

Source: Getting to the Root of Our Problems

Church & Culture Blog | Church and Culture

A very worthy read y’all. FH

Todd Gitlin, one of the leading thinkers on media and our lives, says that “the torrent of images, songs, and stories streaming has become our familiar world.” This “torrent” determines what we see and what we don’t, what we think about and what never enters our mind.Marshall McLuhan, an earlier thinker on all things media, warned that: “All media work us over completely. They are so pervasive in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered.”

Source: Church & Culture Blog | Church and Culture

Sorry, but if you’re a Christian, you need to go to church. Regularly. | Miami Herald

Your fellow parishioners, including your pastor, will make you mad, hurt your feelings and get on your last nerve. This is exactly what’s supposed to happen. Finding ourselves offended and disappointed lets us see just how shallow and petty we are. It sands down our rough edges. We discover that, by gosh, we’re no better than all those other hymn-warbling yahoos!Also, watching God work miracles through the smelly, imperfect, hypocritical men and women who make up a congregation reveals to us the unfathomable depths of God’s grace and love. It renews our faith. We realize he can use anybody — even us.

Source: Sorry, but if you’re a Christian, you need to go to church. Regularly. | Miami Herald

Sorry, but if you’re a Christian, you need to go to church. Regularly. | Miami Herald

OK folks, please do read this article! FH

My answer is, yes, you have to go to church. That is, if you want to progress in your faith — if you hope to become a mature, actualized, fully functioning Christian.You must join a congregation, stay there for the long haul and become an active participant. You must not only attend but get involved. Church must become a central priority in your life.There, I said it. Fire up the emails.

Source: Sorry, but if you’re a Christian, you need to go to church. Regularly. | Miami Herald