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Culture Matters 12.04.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Shooting in San Bernardino America’s deadliest shooting in almost three years occurred Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, at the Inland Regional Center, a facility that aides people of the community with disabilities. 14 people were killed and 21 injured while the two suspects were pursued and eventually killed in a shootout with police. This article from The New York Times ...

Pastors Are People

Author: Kyle WorleyCategory: Ministry

I was drinking my coffee, walking toward the room I was about to teach in, when all of a sudden I tripped and spilled coffee down the front of my shirt. I thought, “Great. Now I’m going to look like a moron when I teach these people about union with Christ.” A couple of weeks later, I was teaching about the Abrahamic covenant and made a reference to Tindr that made it sound ...

Culture Matters 11.27.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Refugee Resettlement In light of the Paris attacks, there have been countless articles published recently on the question of whether the U.S. should accept refugees. Christians need to be as innocent as doves and as shrewd as serpents when considering issues as complex as refugee resettlement. Russell Moore, Kevin DeYoung and Jonathan Merritt all wrote articles representing a range ...

Comparison and the Kind Word

Author: Julie WildingCategory: Culture

One perk of my job is getting to spend a lot of time around women. These women come in lots of different varieties, which has exposed me to a wide range of life stages, struggles, wins and losses. The same arms that have hugged new mommies, newlyweds and go-getters have also held the grieving, lonely and broken. I think all women would agree that being a woman can be hard. To varying degrees, ...

Culture Matters 11.20.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Terrorist Attacks in Paris Last weekend we were greeted with heartbreaking news from France in the wake of what appear to be coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. We plead with you to pray for the Church in Paris, pray for the families of those slain and pray that God would come with swift vengeance against the forces of evil at work in ISIS and other terrorist organizations. To get a ...

We're All Going to Die

Author: Erin BrindleyCategory: Culture

Death is the inevitable end for every one of us. We’re all going to die. We’re all going to reach a day when the life we know ceases—every organ is stopped, every hobby stilled, every relationship severed, every ambition subdued. There are no more second chances, no do-overs, no make-ups, no apologies. The casket might be open, but the door to our earthly existence will be ...

Culture Matters 11.13.15

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. Christmas Coffee Who knew that a red cup could stir up so much controversy? Some people are outraged by Starbucks’ decision to use a minimalist design on their holiday cups this season. Relevant Magazine explains why this is neither persecution nor erosion of religious liberties. Jesus didn’t try to organize a government revolt. He didn’t encourage followers to boycott ...

Work and Worldview

Author: Jamin RollerCategory: Culture

A few years ago, a good friend of mine facing a major life decision asked for my advice. He was trying to decide between two job opportunities—one was a job in ministry and the other was not. At one point in the conversation, he asked, “Do you think that I can honor God in my work, even if it is not in ministry?” This question captures a struggle that I believe a lot of ...

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