By design mankind is a cultural creature. Culture is not who we are as much as it is what we do. Culture is what humans make of the world
Today (November 11, 2005), my wife and I decided to journey to the WTC site. I was apprehensive about what I was about to experience.
Never in my life had I hated clear blue skies, but for a few moments today, I did.
Man is a thinking being because we are created in the image of a thinking God. Thought is a very human activity. The ability to think is good.
There’s a difference between knowing how to think versus being told what to think. But how do you know the difference?
Stories are powerful. Everyone loves a good story. We all want to be a part of a good story. In fact, stories form the architecture of our lives.
We create good, true and beautiful culture that transforms the world and story we inhabit. The late Chuck Colson said, “Transformed lives transforms lives.”
By design, human beings search for meaning in life. When we attempt to create our own meaning or identity outside of God’s vision of human life, we end up creating massive problems individually and culturally. However, when we ground our identity in God’s design as His image-bearers, we see human flourishing. We experience unity in the diversity of individual image-bearers as one race – the human race.
The number one thing missing in our culture is LEADERSHIP. What should a leader do first? When we discuss great leaders who did great things, we tend to focus on the character qualities and accomplishments of great leaders without noticing the first duty of a leader.
Cowardice has no place in the life of the Christian or Christ’s Church. Throughout scripture, God repeatedly calls his servants, his people to be courageous – courage is contagious.
In the shadows before history, the Great King launched into his song and with every word, great things came forth. Majestic light shown all about. Stars, planets, and moons moved with grace upon the sky as spheres riding on the waves of music.