Redefining Christian Witness

“We are against Halloween,” one minister recently told me.  This is a common response I get from folks in the church.  That, and:  “We are against homosexuals, abortion, environmentalists, liberals, social-gospel types, postmodernists, illegal immigrants, people-who-worship-like-that, health-care reform, and redistribution.”  As some Christians follow in the footsteps of partisan politicians, it remains an easy habitContinue reading “Redefining Christian Witness”

Climbing the Sermon on the Mount, though perilous, leads to joy

Earlier this month, we at Trinity Baptist Church started to climb a mountain. No, not Stone Mountain. We are making the perilous, spiritual journey uphill to hear Jesus’ sermon on the mount in Matthew 5-7. I say “perilous” because those are some hard words to hear. Those words influenced the likes of Martin Luther King,Continue reading “Climbing the Sermon on the Mount, though perilous, leads to joy”