Traditionally, we have envisioned idols to be actual miniature, carved stone or wooden deities around which liturgical practices or cultic worship is practiced. However, that which steals from faith is almost always much more subtle than that.
This Advent season, iAt reflects on each week's theme (Hope, Peace, Joy, & Love) and how the promise of the incarnation transforms how we view what's happening in our culture today. We finish off today with Love.
The evidence is indisputable—we are entering unchartered territory in the history of the American church, and perhaps it would help to understand the motivating factors for Gen Z.
My greatest social media/fake news/online fear is that this new way of interacting with ideas is making us incredibly judgmental.
How can you let the Bible read you today, rather than merely the other way around?
When we become so afraid of doing the wrong thing that we fail to even try to do the right thing, something is askew.