Destinations

March 26, 2012

Given Starbucks’ same-sex marriage core value, should believers boycott? Of course, we have every right to boycott. But is it wise? Here Russell Moore weighs in. His thoughts might surprise you.

Covenant Eyes has a free ebook that offers strategies for creating a porn free church. The book is only offered in the epub and pdf formats. So, I’ve converted the file to Kindle format. It can be found here.

Barnabas Piper helps his readers think about how to make the Bible more applicable. He suggests that we read ourselves into the biblical stories.

Clint Archer writes about what pastors do with the rest of their week. So there is Sunday morning … what happens the rest of the week? Of course, I appreciate what he writes.

Here Greg Koukl responds to this past weekend’s Reason Rally.

 

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2 Responses to “Destinations”

  1. ancientcures Says:

    Hey, I read what the article had to say and some of the comments afterwards. I guess the way I see it is: Why would a company who is in business to make money want to alienate those who they want as customers? It is one thing to believe what you want, it is another when you stand for or against something. When you make political or spriritual statements you are going to have those who support and those who don’t. Those who don’t are probably going to go somewhere else, where either they don’t know what you believe or they support your position. As Proverbs says; Sometimes it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove it. (paraphrase mine)
    I don’t go into a business and ask them for their politlcal views or for their spiritual views, I go in to buy what I need and go home. It seems incredibly stupid to alienate folks away from your livelyhood, but it is their choice. It is also my choice to go somewhere else to buy a product, one where either I don’t know what they believe or I support them. Paul didn’t, for instance, encourage those who bought meat to go to those who had dedicated the meat to idols. And when we are invited to dine with someone, we shouldn’t ask if it was dedicated to an idol. To me it is a matter of conscience and knowledge of what the scriptures have to say.

  2. Mark Says:

    I agree, Al. I question whether or not it is wise for the church to use a worldly tool like a boycott to encourage a political agenda. As Dr Moore says, Jesus’ kingdom isn’t of this world. At the end of the day our concern is souls, not laws. I wonder if we do more harm than good when we openly fight these wars.


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