Must Read Monday: GRAMMY goddess worshipFebruary 13, 2017
Beyonce’s performance at the Grammy’s was nothing short of pagan worship. If we were to focus on the words of her acceptance speech we can commend her intent to confront the pain of the past and lift up positive images for children today. However, the images she lifts up are pagan fertility goddesses, mixed with the Virgin Mary and a representation of herself at the conclusion of the one to worship at the head of a symbolic Last Supper. Beyoncé prides herself on communicating a type of feminism that lifts up women— particularly mothers— as spiritually powerful and capable of reconciliation and healing. The problem is that women do not have the power to redeem the brokenness of this world (not even mothers). There is a Savior, His name is Jesus, not Beyoncé . Do not allow yourself to become confused nor lured into the goddess worship of our age.
The battle over Betsy DeVos started more than 100 years ago- Religion News Service
To understand the fight over the Secretary of Education, we have to understand some history. Why do liberals hate DeVos so? So much so that Mother Jones published an article titled “Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America’s Schools to Build ‘God’s Kingdom'”? (Yes, with God’s Kingdom in scare quotes.) To answer that question, we have to understand people are operating out of two profoundly different worldviews, especially regarding children, education and the government’s role in both.
Five reasons you should celebrate Black History Month– Reformed African American Network
Celebrate Black History Month (February). Jemar Tisby joined The Reconnect on this topic on Thursday. Listen to our conversation on why Black History Month is important and how as Christians we can approach this topic.
More than 500 conservative evangelical leaders took out a one page ad in the Washington Post to express opposition to President Trump’s refugee ban. Christianity Today, pointing out it is rare to see a display without progressive Christian leaders, pulls out three takeaways from this letter.
- Evangelical leaders overwhelmingly oppose the four-month refugee freeze and resettlement reduction.
- American evangelicals at the grassroots are much more evenly split.
- Regardless of the court fight, fewer persecuted Christians will find refuge in America under Trump’s plan.
Outgoing ambassador sees major strides in religious freedom– Catholic News Service
The nation’s outcoming ambassador for international religious freedom, David Saperstein, shared some of the successes his office accomplished during his tenure. THis includes the genocide designation for the treatment of religious minorities by ISIS.
More Americans believe the Trump Administration is telling the truth than the media. As attacks of “fake news” fly, here is a different way to approach this topic. At least we are having a conversation about the truth.Our culture has embraced relativism because we have never liked the truth very much. Read more.