Around The Horn :: 9.11.14

September 11, 2014

Around-the-Horn[1]The Op-Ed (Oprah Edited)
As the weeks passed, Starbucks continued printing Oprah quotes trumpeting a Disneyfied gospel of self-actualization. Then I realized that the solution was right in front of me. Oprah’s quotes weren’t that bad; they just needed a little editing.

Crash the Chatterbox
His message seems to be less about what Jesus has done for you and is doing in you, and more about what you are doing to unlock, release, and call down God’s blessing and realize your life potential.

9 Things You Should Know About Intimate Partner Violence
The issue of intimate partner violence has been in the news recently after the National Football League suspended Ray Rice for hitting his finacee. A video from an elevator camera surfaced in which Rice is seen punching Janay Palmer in the face, knocking her unconscious. Rice and Palmer were wed the day after he was indicted on aggravated assault charges.

Why I Am An Amillennialist
From Sam Storms: 10 reasons.

“Joan Plays Heaven!” Really?
The inescapable fact is that the western world simply assumes the truth of universalism. The suggestion that those who left this life in unrepentant denial of Jesus Christ are eternally separated from God and subject to his judgment is regarded as elitist and inexcusably insensitive.

What I’ll Tell My Daughters About Modesty
Our culture is becoming increasingly comfortable with a highly sexualized version of womanhood. The pornification of society is showing up everywhere, from Miley Cyrus performing in front a national audience, to the magazines that show up in grocery stores. As my daughters grow older, they will be increasingly encouraged to use their bodies in ways which don’t please the Lord. So what will I say to my daughters when I talk to them about modesty?

The Abomination Of Desolation?
What is the abomination of desolation referred to in Matthew 24?

Africa Needs A Whole Lot Less Of Joel And A Whole Lot More Of Rick
Two very different people who call themselves Christians have gotten a lot of media time recently.

Act Like Men: What It Means To Fight Like A Man
One of the reasons many churches struggle is they’re not a friendly place for men.

Should Christianity Try To Be Cool?
Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity,  argues that there are intrinsic contradictions inherent in the various attempts to make Christianity “cool.”