Where is Christ in the Culture? Harvest Festival seeks souls for Jesus Christ, that’s where.
It intrigues me how secular people or even people who would claim to “have religion” or to be “religious” view Christ, the Scriptures, and the ins and outs of Christianity. The Historian Garry Wills, has a view on the origin and content on the gospels that is very interesting, in the least. Accuracy is not the strong point in his work, but it definitely gives the Christian-world a look into the mind of those who seek to understand the Scriptures yet not let it reign their lives. This article is entitled, How Jesus’ Story was Writ. Read and learn about how we can reach these searching peoples of the earth.
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Scriptures, I can confidently say, that there is never a time where I have found the need to make the Bible and it’s stories and truths more “relevant” for today’s culture. It is relevant in every way, and as I was looking through articles in the New York Times, I was appalled at what this man’s efforts to bring the Bible and our precious Lord a newer more “hip” look. You can read the article here.
Where is Christ in the Culture Today?
Today people are blogging like mad! Blogs in every area of interest! But one of mine is today very post. Christ in the culture. Take a look for your selves at some of the top-hits of blogs in dealing with Christ, at Google.
Where is Christ in the Culture Today? On YouTube, that’s where!
My Thoughts: This seems to maybe one of my favorite post that I am going to be able to do on Tuesdays. However, it is the most heart broken at times as well. Christ seems to be a hot issue these days in these postmodern times. For fellow believers but even more for those who may not know Christ in a personal and loving, honoring, and respectful kind of way. In all, it seems that the respect of Christ is often forgotten about in the 21st century, or even more belittled to just annoy Christians like us. So, when seeing a video such as this, you want to get mad, almost wish you could meet the guy that made it, and tell him all about the wrath of God coming for his head. Maybe some of us make a “youtube” account and leave some filthy, slanderous remark in trying to rebuke the unregenerate, as if he knows better. Maybe, just maybe you could tell him how you really feel inside and basically react the same way he did in offending you, ungospel-centered. yes, I made up that word (maybe) ungospel-centered.
Christ-centered Thoughts: Although many Christians may get offended when watching such a video (which I do to), or simply set back in their seats in front of their computer, not one time may the thought cross their mind to pray for the maker of this video or pray for the lost souls that belittle Christ in our culture, the ones that use Jesus Christ as a joke, and take the person of Jesus Christ as if he is only but yet another human who lived on earth. As living gospel-centered lives we as believers need to react as what the gospel did for us. Grace filled and tons of mercy, passing judgement every breath we took as unregenrate souls before the rightousness of Christ clothed us. May you think, “It could have been you making such blaspmy” but only by the grace of God, you know Jesus Christ as a brother. Living gospel-centered lives as believers is seeing what the gospel has done for you, and only hoping that it does it for the maker of this clip.
Where is Christ in the Culture Today? From now on Tuesday’s post will be dealing with the Culture and Christ. I happen to take my younger cousin to a movie the other night (Leatherbacks) when seeing the previews for quite the disturbing movie coming out August 22nd called, Hamlet 2. Take a look for yourself.
I am remembered of the following… Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
The movie is be a comedy, a kind of “turn for the worse” high-school thing, where a teacher can help rally his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But in doing so, adds Jesus Christ to the play, to add character, flavor and spunk. In doing so, the results are quite offensive. Not only does it distort Christ and who He is, but directly attacks His character in EVERY way. If you have any thoughts, please do leave them.