Friday, November 21, 2014

Millennials Turned Off By Trendy Churches

Millennials (age 18-29) are saying they need a break from their fast paced, technological world, and they now prefer a more traditional--classic church building in which to worship.

They told a recent survey they "don't want something created artificially for them; they don't want a bait and switch" experience---they want something "deeper and more authentic."

The new study has caught the attention of those who design and build churches. It should also catch the attention of church leaders who want to reach this generation.

Ironically, the study seems to buck the trends of mega-churches and multi-purpose/gym/sanctuaries that have become common.

I believe there is something more and deeper than mere architecture reflected in this new study.

What are the young people saying?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The American Family And The American Economy

"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that finds a new life before every election.

The phrase contains a grain of truth in that the American economy has been in decline or stagnant for some time. Many economists are not terribly optimistic about the near future.

While there are those politicians from both parties who attempt to marginalize the "controversial, divisive social issues" every election cycle, new studies and research is revealing that it is the state of the family that is actually the problem with the economy.

Strong families equate to a stronger economy.

One new study reveals that the American economic landscape looks bleaker today because the American family unit is not as strong as it once was.

While homosexual activists work to redefine marriage and family, a secular progressive government undermines its very foundations while claiming to help it.

Another study reveals that the War on Poverty, championed by the far left progressives, has actually become a war on marriage. A so-called "helping hand" has become a slap in the face of marriage.

Godly principle on marriage and family is the guiding light in our present darkness.

Consider this:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Selling Obamacare: Inside Gruber's Comic Book

Jonathan Gruber---the MIT economic professor called the "architect" of the president's signature accomplishment, not only created Obamacare but created a comic book to help sell it.

Nobody much read it, and I wouldn't waste the space to mention it except that this whole fiasco---the comments about the "stupidity" of American voters, the purposeful deception of the public, the disastrous impact of Obamacare on America's health care system, and now a comic book, all at taxpayer expense--- personifies the progressive left in the most illuminating way.

The Heritage Foundation found that Gruber's Obamacare comic book can be purchased, used, for $389.44 on Amazon. A collector's item? Or you can purchase a new copy on Amazon for about $5.

The magic of this comic far exceeds the magic of the yellow brick road.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

National Cathedral Hosts Islamic Prayers

In an apparent attempt to make the church "relevant," Washington National Cathedral hosted last Friday's Islamic prayers.

In our Capital's most prominent church, they "moved out the pews and rolled out the rugs." A place where American leaders have come to mourn and marry, and find inspiration, prayers were offered toward Mecca.

Church leaders say it was an effort to promote interfaith prayer and improve global relations between Christians and Muslims.

Christine Weick, a Christian, interrupted the Muslim prayers, loudly asking some very interesting questions.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, put the event in perspective.

While the church may not have a clue as to what is actually going on, Dr. Gorka says the Muslims knew exactly what they were doing. And it has nothing to do with global relations and better understanding between the two religions.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Immigration: the President, the Religious Left, the GOP and the Bible

The Washington Post said yesterday President Obama is about to give "5 million illegals" a pass.

The Republicans call his action amnesty and say, according to the Post, "If Obama goes forward, it would be the equivalent of giving the middle finger to their incoming majority."

Their words, not mine.

Many in the so-called religious left and the "sanctuary" movement are demanding action by the president. Generally those in the religious left want amnesty and open borders, although they generally are more nuanced in the way they present it.

They are urging the president, whom they support, to take that first "courageous" step. The Post says it may come this week.

The political ambitions that drive much of the amnesty movement are often masked in religious, "biblical" terms, suggesting that amnesty, open borders, etc. are beliefs rooted in biblical compassion and virtue.

What does the Bible actually say about immigration? Is it anti-Christian, or anti-biblical to oppose the immigration ideology of the president and his far left support?