The Dancing Puritan

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Revival, Miley Cyrus, and Marriage

Our church is praying for revival.  We are asking that God would pour out His Spirit on our congregation, that he would save many lost sinners in our community, and that he would strengthen our faith to believe that He is able to do whatever He wills. We are praying for two college campuses in our area; The University of North Georgia and Truett-McConnell College.

On Campus

Last night our church was on the campus of The University of North Georgia. I had the opportunity to speak to approximately 300 students. We gave away books and cookies (sugar for the body and meat for the soul). After the event I had the opportunity to share the gospel with a couple of students. I realized a few things: 1. It is invigorating to share the gospel with students. 2. I don't share the gospel enough. 3. Students have tough questions and are looking for answers. 4. The campus is a great place to communicate truth. Would you pray for revival and awakening on our campuses?

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Most days I scan the news from several websites. I take a look at Fox News, The Drudge Report, CNN, and The Atlanta Journal.  It was impossible during yesterday's scan to miss the news about Miley Cyrus. It was also striking to see how many Christians posted provocative pictures of her on Facebook. Perhaps the most godly and appropriate response that I read was from Trevin Wax. His post is titled: I Weep For Miley. This picture of Miley paints a thousand words.

Our ministry, Nourished in the Word, has as a central focus, teaching and writing on godly manhood and womanhood. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Stuart Scott (author of The Exemplary Husband), Martha Peace (author of The Excellent Wife), John Crotts (author of Tying the Knot Tighter), and David Birch to discuss the topic, Seeking Love in Marriage and Parenting. The result is a DVD/Download that, we think, is a useful tool for individual and small group study. The Miley Cyrus story, in part, is an illustration of a culture that has many wrong views about masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and relationships. Our ministry, in part, exists to promote a godly perspective on those subjects.

In a related note, my book, The Marriage Bed is available on Kindle today for 99 cents.