The Daily Discovery (August 17, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Was Paul Seeker Sensitive? – “In modern times, many people try to present the Gospel in ways that will make it seem more attractive to their ‘target audience’. Whether it is the ‘seeker-sensitive’ movement in churches, contextualization in Muslim-dominated countries, or reinterpreting the Bible’s teachings on marriage or creation, people often seem to want to make the Gospel as inoffensive as possible.” Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 5) – “In contrast to the sheep recognizing the voice of the Shepherd, here we see that they do not recognize the voice of a stranger. This is one of the greatest evidences of whether or not … Read More

The Art of Social Media Escape: Jefferson Bethke Endorses God-Hating Macklemore

Landon ChapmanChristianity59 Comments

Titus 2:11–14 [ESV]  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. eaders and celebrity Christians in American Evangelicalism have found themselves in quite a quandary.  While they realize the need to actively participate in the social media world to reach their followers, in doing so they open themselves up to … Read More

Tragedy of Assisted Suicide: An Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Landon ChapmanChristianity, Personal52 Comments

As I’m sure most of you have already seen, there is a viral video circulating social media of an Oregon woman who, at the age of 29 years, has decided to end her life after having been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  This six-minute video clip explains her heartbreaking situation: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPfe3rCcUeQ] What immediately stands out in that video is the heavy undertones of humanism and self-fulfillment.  Of particular concern to me was the following comment, “The reason to consider life and what’s of value is to make sure you’re not missing out. Seize the day. What’s important to you, what do you care about, what matters? Pursue that. Forget the rest.” This breaks my heart on two levels.  Obviously the … Read More