Babylon Series: Part 8 Reacting - When We Aren’t Discerning BY: Denis Haack Living in a pluralistic culture in a fallen world means that our neighbors, co-workers, and friends do not necessarily share our deepest convictions and values.
Babylon Series: Part 9 Christ is Lord in Tolerant Babylon BY: Denis Haack In a fallen world, the truth of the gospel will in some way or another always be in tension with at least some of the ideas, values, and beliefs that happen to hold sway at the moment.
Babylon Series: Part 10 Listening to Babylonian Stories BY: Denis Haack Sometimes the stories of a generation are told by parents, or read in books, or told by storytellers as people sit under the stars around a fire—but the stories are always present.
Learning from Jeremiah: The A-Ha! of Calling BY: Denis Haack I was working my way through Jeremiah when I observed that half-way through the book, we get some of the key terms that God spoke when he first called Jeremiah...with a surprising twist.
Life, Film, Lust, and Love BY: Denis Haack It’s very easy in a fallen world to confuse the real with what only seems real. If we don’t have a solid way to discern between the two we’ll sooner or later be taken for a ride.
The Scandal of Harry Potter BY: Denis Haack The Harry Potter novels are well-conceived and smartly-written stories, delightful to read; fantasies set in a moral universe. “The theme running through all seven books,” Rowling says, “is the fight between good and evil.” Though villains exist, Rowling’s world is neither superficial nor sentimental, and the consequences of evil are disturbingly horrible.
A Stick Becomes the Staff of God: Reflections on Faithfulness in the Ordinary & the Routine BY: Denis Haack The seven sons of Sceva, we're told in Acts 19, attempted an exorcism only to be cast out themselves. Impressed with the Holy Spirit's empowering of the apostles, they tried to get in on some of the action.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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