Apatheism— 3 things you can do to combat the theology of unbeliefAmericans who say they are “non-religious” have grown in recent years. About one-in-five people (one-third are under the age of 30) claim to be religiously unaffiliated, according to the Pew Research Center. Some have a name for this new trend: “Apatheism.” This means people are apathetic about if there is a God and how He relates to their lives.Here are three things Christians can do to combat apatheism:1. First off you can pray. The Holy Spirit can work on their hearts while we obey the commission Jesus gave us—to proclaim the good news and make disciples.
The root of the problem is an ideology that deliberately attempts to strip sex of its inherent spiritual meaning and transform it into little more than transactional, physical, pleasure-seeking behavior. It’s an ideology that denies differences between men and women, including the emotional differences in the way that many men and women experience sex.
Christian non-profit organizations have outdone FEMA and provided the vast majority of the relief aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Faith-based relief groups are responsible for providing nearly 80 percent of the aid delivered thus far to communities with homes devastated by the recent hurricanes, according to USA Today.
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Today, I want to say something this article about lambs in Scotland, written by Sheila Walsh in The Stream. She writes: I am very fond of sheep. I grew up on the west coast of Scotland with sheep all around me, field after field of white wool and incessant crying when things seemed a little off.[…]Of all the lessons I have learned from these defenseless, gentle animals, the most profound is the most painful. Every now and then, a ewe will give birth to a lamb and immediately reject it. Sometimes the lamb is rejected because they are one of twins and the mother doesn’t have enough milk or she is old and frankly quite tired of the whole business. They call those lambs, bummer lambs.Unless the shepherd intervenes, that lamb will die. So the shepherd will take that little lost one into his home and hand feed it from a bottle and keep it warm by the fire. He will wrap it up warm and hold it close enough to hear a heartbeat. When the lamb is strong the shepherd will place it back in the field with the rest of the flock.“Off you go now, you can do this, I’m right here.”The most beautiful sight to see is when the shepherd approaches his flock in the morning and calls them out, “Sheep, sheep, sheep!”The first to run to him are the bummer lambs because they know his voice. It’s not that they are more loved — it’s just that they believe it.
How often do we get stuck on numbers (I know I do), thinking that unless we can sweep across the land like good deed crop dusters, eradicating all pain and suffering (or ignorance, or violence, or?) there is no point in the beginning? Mother Teresa began with one person. And then another, and then another.
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