I wish the world would be less “worldly” and the Church would be less “churchly”

I’ve noticed in recent conversations that there’s a great divide between the way people approach topics of interest that require taking any stance. There are quite a few layers of lifestyles and products we promote as a society that burn up any Biblical, and in my opinion, even ethical morals and standards.

I for one look at big ticket items like drugs, alcohol, pornography, violence (gangs, terrorism, or in things like gaming and movies), LGBTQ agendas, pedophilia, BLM and other movements’ attacks on the nuclear family, rioting, and looting… The list goes on and on, and I tend to think, I wish the world was less “worldly.”

It seems as if people are accepting all of these types of behaviors and agendas with more and more free license, and with less and less push back. There’s much more silence and fear as it would pertain to voicing any opinion as of late. People are afraid to shame one another, make anyone else feel guilty, or hold each other accountable at any level that would cause their neighbor a discomfort.

However, on the other hand, I’ve also rubbed up against this very unexpected reality that many people, who may oppose these types of things internally, no longer want to say anything because they believe it’s harmful/hateful speech toward the people behind the negative acts and behaviors. Again, they are endorsing this idea that holding anyone accountable to their behaviors is unloving, shameful, and disrespectful. We just need to leave them be, this line of thinking goes, and let them live their lives because, “They’re not hurting anyone. So why do you care? Just leave them alone.”

Here’s another side of the coin. As it would relate to the Church, if someone raises their voice against one of these behaviors, people from the Church are coming out of the woodwork with this idea that we need to just keep to ourselves, be quiet and silent, love and comfort, and pray. As if to say, “Jesus would never make someone feel bad about themselves or question their behavior. He would only listen, dine, and commune with them, showing love and comfort.” As if to welcome and ignore their “sin” until they feel ready to face themselves. It promotes a very soft, touchy/feely envisioning of Jesus. Essentially imagining Him as a community-driven millennial. This posture that Jesus was only love and peace, comfort and community… It’s this mentality that makes me think, I wish the church would be less “churchly.” Read More

Critical Race Theory – What is it, and What Impact Does it Really Have?

A local Father named Andrew Gutmann issued a letter to fellow parents at Brearly School in NY on April 13, 2021. He powerfully states in the letter, “Our nation will not survive a generation of leadership even more poorly educated than we have now, nor will we survive a generation of students taught to hate its own country and despise its history.”

In Andrew’s opinion, we were already suffering in our attempt to educate our students in the areas of History and Civics.

Adopting this new curriculum endorsing “Critical Race Theory” could have very dangerous side-effects on our nation, but what exactly is Critical Race Theory? What does it teach? Read More

Is Anyone Paying Attention!? – “Hail satan”, “Cock Is Yummy”

There are many things happening in our midst that are going completely unnoticed. We’re riding a pendulum that’s swinging further and further beyond any balance. We’re like frogs in the pot of water that’s gradually being brought to a boil. These things are simply becoming more commonplace, and things that are absolutely not normal or acceptable are becoming familiar and overlooked. We are growing numb!

I know it’s cliche, but I’m going to use the analogy once again… What happens when you squeeze a sponge? That’s right, all of the dirty contents looming under the surface are forced out, exposed, and extracted. Just look at these things that are coming to the surface of our society. It’s one thing to expect immaturity from adolescents, but these are adults that we’re seeing taking to the streets and exposing their filth and lack of sense, morals, honor, and respect. Talk about a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah syndrome. These people show up to protest, and they use these platforms for their own foolish jargon. Look at some of the signs these people were carrying in opposition to a #LetUsWorship protest in Seattle. It’s absolutely astounding, mind-boggling, and scary. “Hail Satan”, “Cock is Yummy”, “No White Saviors – Black Lives Matter”, “Jesus wore a mask”, “BLM” – At least in this group, BLM is 2 for 5 and hints at a worthy cause (keyword “hints”), but then you’ve got one guy who worships the devil and thinks he’s at a satanic rally, one guy who’s extremely confused about when medical masks were invented (dating it back to the time of Jesus), and one sign that is simply offensive and most likely intended just to spur on any negative reaction they can get. For those of you who may not be tracking, the word “Cock” often refers to a male chicken, but it’s also vulgar slang for “penis”. To make matters worse and even more uncomfortable, this sign is being held by a man.

This is the most confused group of protesters I could possibly imagine. No one here knows what they even showed up for! In fact, in one video I saw, a few of them shared they had no connection to one another and didn’t even know what they were protesting. They may look like “young people”, but these aren’t high-schoolers. These are adults who should have maturity, and common sense…

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Bethel Church – Cult or Cure? The God, the Bad and the Ugly

Kris Vallotton one of the primary leaders of Bethel Church in Redding, CA shares a heartfelt perspective in response to decades of ridiculous ridicule and misinterpretations of their preaching and practices. Most of the filament in the “danger”  light bulb people have been flashing regarding Bethel church has been made up of those who have never even taken the time to experience Bethel for themselves, let alone take one of their leaders out to coffee and even attempt to understand through relationship what they’re truly about.

Kris does a phenomenal job expressing the fact that so many conclusive judgments have been made towards Bethel that stem from things like a message taken out of context, or a person or group of people that have come to Bethel in search of God, but then take their own liberty to practice spirituality in ways that the leaders of the church would never endorse. Then they personally identify or endorse themselves with a connection to Bethel Church. Additionally, he shares –

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Queen Latifah Hosts Round Table With BLM And Justice Movement Leaders

Queen Latifah does an excellent job inviting honest conversation for a glimpse into the history around the March on Washington. There’s always something that we can learn from each other. If we can approach one another with an open heart, an open mind, and not allow our indifferences to divide us, we can overcome any obstacle.

Watch the video on Facebook here

T.D. Jakes Addresses BLM

If you’re interested enough to join the conversation or pursue knowledge that matters in this current state of affairs, educate yourself with the voices of influencers who are making real impact.

It’s never easy to place yourself in another’s shoes and see from a perspective or purview that you yourself have never experienced. Take a moment to see from your neighbors’ eyes, feel what they feel, and learn from their journeys. Standing for nothing may just leave you with the appearance that you stand for anything. Silence may just be the loudest voice in our nation.