Month: December 2017

Reading The Word

Item:   The Bible has been translated into 3,200 different languages, an all-time high.  Global literacy is at 86%, also an all-time high.  That means that more people than ever can read the Bible. Item:   According to a 1994 Barna Research Group survey, among those identifying themselves as born-again, only half knew John 3:16, and only a quarter could define the …

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Gospel DNA

If you have been around Grace Redeemer for any length of time, you may have heard the terms “gospel-centered” or “gospel DNA” in how we describe ourselves.  What does this really mean?  If I were to try to sum it up in a few words, I would say: the gospel of Jesus Christ is the key means by which meaningful spiritual …

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Biblical Principles for Social Media

About a year ago, I finally gave in and joined Facebook to see my friends’ family and vacation pictures, reconnect with old friends, and satisfy my curiosity. I almost regretted the decision upon seeing so many strong political posts unwilling to consider any other position. My time on Facebook has convinced me that social media has significantly contributed to the …

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Scandal: You’re Not Immune (Part 2)

Last week I shared some thoughts last week about this tsunami of sexual harassment situations… and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  Two days ago, Michigan Congressman John Conyers resigned following a series of allegations.  Today, Minnesota Senator Al Franken was scheduled to release a statement, and the indications are that he, too, will resign.  These transgressions are by no …

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