While we all must navigate the issues of race, sexuality and gender, criminal justice, political divisions, and other markers of our fallen human nature that dominate this cultural moment, pastors face expectations that many of us don’t. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this phrase on social media recently: “If your pastor doesn’t preach about X from the pulpit this Sunday, it’s time to find a new church.” Same phrase, but the X changes with the headlines.
Professor André Gagné is breaking down Dr. Stella Immanuel's recent rhetoric about demon sex and hydroxychloroquine. According to Gagné, Immanuel appears to be connected with African Pentecostal and charismatic church movements, where the spiritual world and the physical are closely connected.
In a recent podcast, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman shared that while they respect John MacArthur and his church's decision to meet in-person despite state-wide bans, they also believe that other churches can reach a different conclusion and still be obedient to Christ and Scripture.
Many parents are saying that online school as it is now, is not working. Many are stuck juggling their own work-from-home jobs with their kids’ school needs. While some health and government officials warn that a return to five-day-a-week in-person school in the fall will be too risky, the Secretary of Education is pushing for reopening schools nationwide. It’s a high-stakes Catch-22.
This is the time for good-old-fashioned Christian innovation in education.