A lot has been written and spoken recently about pastors and politics. Many, if not most people feel that these two things should be like oil and vinegar--never together, never mixed. Some, especially in media circles, believe pastors who engage in political discussions or, even worse, promoting political candidates, should be punished. Some even want their churches to lose their 501C3 tax-exempt status. But is it really right/good for pastors to be silent on issues being deb
Jesus said some pretty radical things during his earthly ministry. One of them is found in Luke 12:4-5: “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! As a pastor, I find myself tempted to almost apologize for and try to rephrase Jesus' statement here. Fear God? Reall
The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:4, Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. So Satan, not our heavenly Father, is to many, "the god of our world." But what does that mean? And, how does it impact what we hear and see in culture?