Eklektikos: A Contemporary Christian Blog

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I am the executive editor of the webzine "Eklektikos: A Contemporary Christian Digest", a tireless researcher seeking a deeper and clearer knowledge regarding the past, present and future plight of Christians in our fallen world.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Fighting Back Against the ACLU

A group battling the American Civil Liberties Union nationwide on First Amendment issues is taking its fight to academia – representing students forced to take oaths against their will, to undergo mandatory "diversity" training and victims of religious discrimination.

Group Battling ACLU Takes Fight to Campuses

The Alliance Defense Fund is branching out to challenge violations of college students' First Amendment rights of religious freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Your Children, and Your Children's Children

Day after day our hearts and minds are being poisoned by the insidious lies of our culture. Satan has so infiltrated our culture's worldview that we now find ourselves engaged in a battle of epic proportions…a war for the hearts and minds of our children.

The Battle for the Next Generation

And the lives of our children and grandchildren… the next generation… are at stake.

Grace Gone Wild

God has given all Christians an amazing gift: Grace. But many Christians misunderstand and abuse this gift.

Grace Gone Wild: Embrace the Gift

And, in the process, they rob themselves of the joy it's intended to bring them. Here's how you can avoid bad grace and embrace good grace in your life...

Something Lost in Translations?

As evangelicals debate the inclusive-language Today's New International Version (TNIV), many liberal mainline churches have slipped far down the slippery slope in what they have done to the Bible.

World Word

But does any of this matter, as long as people are exposed to the Bible? Yes, it does. The bisexual deity "Father-Mother" is not the true God, nor is this made-up religion Christianity. These translations are not the Word of God. Just the Word of Man.

How Do You FEEL About That?

I have stated often that regardless of what we think or how we might feel at any given moment we ultimately act on what we believe. Our decisions as to what we do and say are based on our beliefs.

Faith and Emotions

One might then presume that emotion is only a stumbling block to making good decisions. This is often the case when our faith is not grounded and established in the Truth.

A Timely Word...

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be too. Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately." (full text, Luke 12:34-48)

I am at a decision crossroad at this point in time, so this is very much a word in season. But God unpacked and opened up these verses in a way I didn't expect...

A People In Waiting

Casting nets at the right time and place. I for one need to be wise to heed what the Lord said to me today.

Take a Look Around You...

I recently responded to a study post on the Bible Blog which posed the question, "Does God still perform miracles today?" Of course He does!

Seeing the Miracles

God makes everything to happen for a reason. There are miracles that go on around us every day. We simply have to have eyes to see them.

Jumping Through a Closing Window

Evangelist Johnny Jernigan has been neck-deep in storm recovery since Hurricane Katrina smashed the Gulf Coast more than a month ago, leading hundreds of people to Christ — people who weren’t open to the gospel before the disaster.

A Preacher's Plea: Don't Forget the Gulf Coast

Yet Jernigan fears this new spiritual openness may not last. He also is concerned that Christians who have been generous with both money and time may choose to forget Katrina’s victims by the time Christmas arrives.

You're Hanging Out With WHO?

I have heard that some Christians say that it is a sin to socialize and be friends with non Christians. My thoughts on that are "Huh??!!" Didn't Jesus eat with sinners and tax collectors (who were considered to be really bad guys)? Didn't he walk among sinners offering them His healing, His ministry, His love?

Associating With Sinners and Such

I'm thinking they just don't get it, these people who think this. We need to be among non-Christians in order to share Jesus with them.

Renewing the Mind: A Bible Blog Study

After we are saved, or Born Again, scripture says that we have “the mind of Christ"(1Cor. 2:16); however, scripture also declare that we need to be “transformed” by the “renewing of your mind"(Romans 12:2).

Renewing the Mind

Renewing the mind must then mean that we need to discord old, worldly ways of thinking and replace them with God’s ways of thinking.
Eph.4:23 puts it like this: “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”