All in Contemporary Significance
My role last night [in a discussion on the relationship between Christianity and Judaism] was to discuss briefly the impact the printing press had on these two faith communities and the world. That set me thinking about various forms of "social media" and "networks" in their various expressions through the ages, and how Christians used such media for the sake of the gospel and the church.
Friday evening our family received a wonderful gift from dear friends, Daniel and Regina Lynn—the original printing of a book that contained the poem "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Last week my son and I finally made it to a showing of Doctor Strange. We are superhero movie fans, and this block-buster did not disappoint. We had a great dad-and-son outing.
In recent years, it seems the world needs to be saved all over again every few months, and Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment are more than happy to take our money as we witness yet another deliverance.
Have you ever thanked God for the shoes you wore today? How about the tastes you have experienced this week? Pick one you especially enjoyed, and think about it for a moment, letting the memory dance across your tongue. Have you thanked God for the color palette your eyes paint across your brain as you scan the room right now? Wasn't blue a good idea?
The following is an adaptation from my NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews (Zondervan, 1998), 388-89. Here are 6 characteristics of biblical faith according to Hebrews 11. See how your faith measures up.