We Must Not Be Silent: Why the Only Gospel is a Social One

Originally posted on NATE LAKE:
A few days ago, in the midst of this past week’s series of tragedies that included the horrific deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five members of the Dallas Police Department, Christian leader John MacArthur appeared in a video titled “Racism and the Black Lives Matter Movement.” The video was posted…

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White Christians: Time to Get Woke

Originally posted on NATE LAKE:
I should start by giving a disclaimer. I don’t claim to be completely “woke.” In fact, I’m probably far from woke. I’m trying to get woke, hence the title. I simply want other people like myself to try, simply attempt to get woke with me.  I am as white as it gets. Nearly…

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The Dangerous Devil of our Days

Today I was on Twitter, as I am most days (okay, every day). I follow a fairly prominent news reporter in Denver who I believe does a very good job of unbiased (loaded word alert!) distribution of information to the public for the benefit of the public, which is what is – as I understand…

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Why Life Begins at the Death of Normal

Death is a subject many people don’t like to discuss. It’s eerie. It’s scary. It’s just painful. Right now, it’s all too real. We’re staring death in the face, and death is staring back. Then, death is going a step further by robbing us of people we love. People who were healthy and flourishing just…

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Go Home, John MacArthur…and Let Beth Moore Do Kingdom Work in Peace

While playing a word association “game” on stage at the Truth Matters Conference this week, John MacArthur and a group of his contemporaries were presented with the prompt “Beth Moore” to respond to. While the entire activity was incredibly short-sighted and immature to begin with, the true character of MacArthur and his fellow “men” was…

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Still & Steady Targets

“It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.” — Exodus 31:17 Rest and Sabbath can be difficult and confusing concepts in this “hustle” culture. My job hardly allows me time to…

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YOU MATTER: In memory of Jarrid Wilson

Last night I was scrolling through Twitter, pretty mindlessly as usual. But then I saw a tweet that didn’t seem real. I did a double-take as my heart dropped out of my chest. Jarrid Wilson, a well-known pastor and mental health advocate, had passed away. The first tweet I thought didn’t say it explicitly, but…

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THE DEVIL RAN AWAY FROM ME: A declaration of power, authority and war on ordinary life

Last week, the devil ran away from me. No, I’m serious. He took off. Fled. Forrest Gump-style booked it. I was riding the RTD W-Line into work, just like every other morning. If you live in the Lakewood/Denver area, you know the W-Line community features some interesting cats. I once saw a dude on the…

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We Must Not Be Silent: Why the Only Gospel is a Social One

A few days ago, in the midst of this past week’s series of tragedies that included the horrific deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five members of the Dallas Police Department, Christian leader John MacArthur appeared in a video titled “Racism and the Black Lives Matter Movement.” The video was posted by The Master’s Seminary, where…

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