Central Baptist Church is encouraging our community to participate in a “Day of Compassion” during the week of January 21-27.
When I was a Junior in college I remember collapsing into a chair in a professor’s office. I’d just had an encounter with the type of anti-intellectual attitude which would eventually drive me from Evangelicalism, but at the time it was like be blindsided.
Last week I found myself in conversation with some friends about a new Bible app which was released recently. I won’t reveal the name, but my first impression is that, while the technology was impressive, it seemed like the app couldn’t help but further contribute to the snippetization of Scripture.
I could have chosen a number of hymns for the last post in this series, but in the end I was compelled to go with one of my favorites of all time, “Be Thou My Vision.”
I resonate with John Newton in temperament, even if my life never led me on a journey with the highs and lows his had. I’m stubborn, prideful, prone to laziness, and angry with the world in general. And, like Newton, redemption found me by the Amazing Grace of God.
I have heard a growing choir of people over the years who are singing a tune which troubles me, “Why do we spend so much time on worship, when what’s really important is putting our faith into action?”