Like many a pop song, the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah are hard to decipher but a close listen shows this isn’t the Christian song it might initially appear to be.
“Two-and-a-half hours of the world’s most magnificent music was composed in less than twenty-five days.”
You don’t have to agree with Tim Bayly’s take 100% to think there’s something here we all (not simply pastors) could benefit from considering. For the many in the world who are scared COVID might kill them, are we pointing them to their only hope in life and death?
This is sure interesting but also involved, so to give it the attention it warrants, you’re going to need to block out some time.
Rev. Tim Schouten – and C.S. Lewis – pass along a helpful warning against a parenting “tool” most of us have used at one time or another.
Here are wise folk, working together, to think how best to honor God in the face of government lockdowns on churches and God’s command to honor our authorities. It’s a 4-part series, with each part well worth reading slowly.
Part 2 – Biblical freedom ≠ personal autonomy
Part 4 – The freedom to do as we ought
In the past babies were sacrificed to secure prosperity: they were burned on altars to get rain, or victory in war. Today we abort babies to secure prosperity too: they are torn limb from limb to secure a career, or freedom, or to pursue sex without consequences.
While the visuals in this video are muted, this is not an all-ages video. It is well worth sharing on social media.