Christians, We Need To Talk About Hollywood

Scandal after scandal has broken over Hollywood and, for perhaps the first time, we are all seeing what goes on behind the lens. And now I think it’s time we, as Christians, had a talk about Tinseltown. You can watch this video in YouTube or Facebook formats or scroll down for the transcript.   Rush Transcript These have been some dark days for Hollywood. I’m not talking about box office receipts. I’m not talking about Rotten Tomatoes reviews. I’m talking …

The Art of Godliness, Episode 4: Scandal in the Church

Today I bring you episode 4 of The Art of Godliness podcast, the show that thinks out loud and in public about how to “lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” In past episodes we have discussed conflict in the church, honoring our parents, and family devotions. Today we turn our attention to scandal in the church. The sad fact is there will always be some degree of scandal among Christians and through the Internet …

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The End of Artemis

I little while ago, while studying Paul’s first letter to Timothy, I came across a great little section of Philip Ryken’s commentary and I thought I’d share it with you. Ryken comments on 1 Timothy 1:17, those verses that inspired a classic hymn of the Christian faith: “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” Here is what Ryken says: ***** Demetrius was right to be worried. The Ephesian silversmith …

The Immortal Goddess

Yesterday I posted a brief reflection on the nineteenth chapter of Acts—a portion of Scripture that has often struck me as a hilarious commentary on human nature. Earlier this week, as I was reading through Phillip Ryken’s commentary on 1 Timothy, I found some thoughts he wrote about this portion of Scripture and immediately marked it as something worth sharing. Today seemed a logical time to do so. Demetrius was right to be worried. The Ephesian silversmith made shrines for …

Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!

There are a couple of things I wanted to post before we head into the weekend… Great is Artemis of the Ephesians! FoxNews is reporting that “Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear ‘Muhammad.’” In response to the riots and the obvious danger, authorities was moved from a prison for women …