Lunchtime Thoughts on Sunday

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” (Al Gore) I love this note from Desiring God about not making Piper a substitute for your own church: “While we encourage you to join us for the sermon, we encourage you even more to give primary attention to the preaching in your local church. In other words, we do not intend for John Piper’s sermon to replace the preaching of the Word from your pastor in your local church.” I listened to the Rob Bell sermon I mentioned a couple days … Continue reading Lunchtime Thoughts on Sunday

Evangelical Politics

Listen to a panel discussion (53 minutes) of Evangelical politics with Chuck Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne, moderated by Krista Tippett.  I’d like to hear comments on this. I have a few thoughts. Nothing profound. Mostly, my opinion is that Christianity’s goal is not politics and social reform. It’s gospel transformation in our own lives and in the lives of others. If American Christians treasured Jesus instead of our homes, cars, clothes, sports teams, video games, entertainment, comfort, air condition, TV shows, and on and on and on, we’d see reform in the home, in our businesses, and in politics. Do … Continue reading Evangelical Politics