Christians need to boycott Hollywood This wouldn't be an issue if Christians would just avoid cinema with their families, but they just collectively shrug off things like this. The culture of divorce, public school educations, sterilization/birth control has completely liberalized far too many Christian homes in this age.
Excellent Well-informed and helpful overview of this book. I greatly appreciate hearing the perspective of someone with the background in OT studies, who actually understands the nuance and background of the book he's writing about. This message was very helpful.
Fantastic Not a lot of pastors take the time to walk their flocks through the importance of our confessional centeredness, and these messages are excellent in that regard. More pastors should take up the helm in explaining why these are so needed today in a day of relativism.
Right on Macarthur is right on with the correct view of baptism. Scripture speaks nothing of baptizing babies or sprinkling with water, and it's fantastic to have a pastor who speaks out about the rightful administration of this ordinance.
Another good message on the topic, but a few notes A couple observations about this message. Yes, it's very accurate about misquoting and misapplying the idea of "Christ's sovereignty" in not using any form of birth control, and this is one of the issues I've had as well with the movement. But in terms of the Margaret Sanger citation, it's worth noting that, regardless of the reasoning behind why Christians use birth control (and if it is something that stems out of Sanger's teachings in the 1930's) the issue that should be addressed, and was missed in the message, is the fact that culture picked up on Sanger's birth control philosophy and the church has had no problem at all going along with it, and I think this deserves pause and consideration. Similar to how the practice of head coverings (I Cor. 11) while still an indicative in Scripture, fell out of practice after the 1960's largely because of cultural changes (and NOT from new exegesis or anything like that). The birth control mindset can and should be challenged more.
Also, when the pastor makes comments about "if you can have children", along the lines of those who are unable to biologically procreate, it's unfortunate that no mention is made at all to the Christian responsibility to adopt and care for orphans. Scripture is clear about this, and, sadly, too many i
Thought this was good There are some good points made hear, and yes there can be some issues with the quiver movement, so glad to hear this addressed. Large families SHOULD be encouraged in the church, but not at the expense of destroying/overstressing families, so it's a matter to be handled delicately, and I think this message addresses it well.
I loved the example in the message about the homeschool family admitting that all the school they did that week was "make pumpkin pies." I've jokingly started using this expression with my family, and on non-productive days asking, "Was this a pumpkin pie day?" (I'm going to get myself hit one of these days.)
Good, but... Good summary of the conference, but the listeners would be better served by listening to the actual messages from the conference, as this is just a summary of what the principal speakers talked about.