Posts with the category “truthcurrents”
The Real Racism in America: Pursuing Equity, Ditching Equality
July 30th, 2021
Why is Critical Race Theory a big deal? We are now seeing the implications of the philosophy of CRT play out in our schools in America. Is it ok to chase equity at the expense of equality? Do the ends...
Is Socialism biblical?
July 23rd, 2021
Was Jesus a socialist? Did the early church model socialism for us? Should we support a socialistic government as Christians? Join Pastor Michael as he explains his answers to these questions in Truth...
American Culture: Plenty of Nonsense to Go Around
July 16th, 2021
In America we see the constant shifting of priorities and a rejection of reality in so many corners of society. How can Christians expect to keep ourselves grounded amid the nonsense of our day? Liste...
The Olympics Reveal More Than Athletic Ability
July 9th, 2021
As the 2021 Olympics get ready to kick off there has been no shortage of controversy. What can Christians learn from the Tokyo games and how should we adjust our attitudes toward the culture moving fo...
Are our Children being targeted?
July 2nd, 2021
What affect is the transgender movement having on your children? Are you aware of the pressures placed on young people in America from every corner of the culture? PAstor Michael addresses these quest...
Are Southern Baptist becoming liberal?
June 25th, 2021
After the annual SBC meeting last week many are calling out Souther Baptists for an apparent liberal drift. Is that really the case? Pastor Michael Gabbert addresses this debate after returning from t...
The Real Impact of a Father
June 18th, 2021
In anticipation of Father's Day 2021, Pastor Michael addresses the necessity of a father in each home. What does the science say about it? What does the Bible say about it? Listen to find out.......
What is the Deep State?
June 11th, 2021
We have all heard the conspiracy theories about the Deep State in the federal government. Is there anything to them? Is the Deep State even a real thing? How should Christians understand this? Listen ...
The Shell of Contemporary Art
June 4th, 2021
Our world is filled with mundane re-used art. We have endless sequels of movies, people making invisible art, and this world is craving an art that inspires. Do Christians have what the world is ask...
Do we really need truth?
May 21st, 2021
Why do we produce TruthCurrents? Why spend so much time each week talking about truth and current events? A pastor in North Carolina who worships Allah with friendly muslims helps us to see why we mus...
Grizzly Bears and Biblical Economics
May 14th, 2021
What can the President of the United States learn from the grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park? Let’s see if we can figure that out today on TruthCurrents.For most of the 20th Century one of th...
The Issue of Abortion: Where are we now?
May 7th, 2021
One of the criticisms of the Pro-Life Movement is that the Church only got involved with the abortion debate after they entered into politics in the 1980’s. People who think that are historically illi...
Big Government and the Bible
April 30th, 2021
President Joe Biden stood before a fully masked and socially distanced collection of Washington Congressmen and other dignitaries to tell us his vision of government. How does that vision line up with...
How should Christians respond to packing the courts?
April 23rd, 2021
What do you know about Court Packing? How do we think about this subject Biblically? Have you started to panic yet? Let’s talk.President Biden has formed a Presidential Commission to study the Supreme...
The Public School System: Who Is Discipling your Children?
April 16th, 2021
What is the social and political agenda of your local public-school system? Do you know? Should you care? I have some thoughts.There are places in the United States right now where the social agenda i...
The Bible and Gun Rights: Should Christians own guns?
April 9th, 2021
Should Christians own guns? Our President doesn’t think so. But what does the Bible say?The Second Amendment has been an ongoing powder keg of debate in recent years with both sides of the issue argui...
Christians and the Communist Threat (in America?)
April 2nd, 2021
Americans are not looking for war with Communist China. But apparently Communist China thinks they’re at war with us. How do we think about this problem Biblically?The history of relations between the...
Calling out Andy Stanley and Rick Warren: Keep Churches Open
March 26th, 2021
I don’t challenge mega-church pastors in public very often, but today we need to talk.Earlier this month in an interview, Andy Stanley, who is the pastor of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, ma...
Should Christians back down from arguments
March 19th, 2021
In an increasingly contentious culture like ours, do you find yourself working hard to avoid arguments and conflict? If you answered yes, listen up.One of the things that strikes me in our culture is ...
The Tulsa Race Massacre
March 12th, 2021
What do you do when you find out you’ve been lied to most of your life? Today I want to talk you about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. And I want to tell you why I didn’t know about it.In 1921, May 30th...
The Reality of Despair
March 5th, 2021
Anxiety is escalating in our culture. And with the pandemic, lockdowns and quarantines are only making things worse. Let’s talk.As we enter 2021, we finally have the opportunity to look back on some o...
Will the Equality Act actually achieve equality?
February 26th, 2021
Will Rogers once said that, “America is safest when Congress is in recess.” Well, right now Congress is not in recess but they are up to no good. Let’s talk.A new bill has just been submitted in the H...
Censorship by Big Tech
February 19th, 2021
I’m old enough to remember a brand-new invention called “electronic mail.” Now, social media is very close to taking over our lives. Let’s talk.As far back as 2019, Ray Fowler on his blog “RayFowler.o...
When the News is Overwhelming
February 12th, 2021
Do you find yourself regularly overwhelmed by global crisis and national problems? Do the headlines seem to ruin your day more often than not? Well then, let’s talk.Truth Currents is designed not to b...
What is the value of a human life?
February 5th, 2021
Are humans just another animal species or are we something special? Your answer to that question is more important than you realize.About fifteen years ago the London Zoo had a very special exhibit. T...
Biden, Transgenderism, and the Church
January 29th, 2021
Shared restrooms, shared sporting competitions, and now a shared military. Biological women in this generation have been cancelled by the President of the United States.The President in a flood of Exe...
Is it time for Christian civil disobedience?
January 22nd, 2021
A new Presidential administration was inaugurated this week. How exactly should Jesus followers think about the days ahead?Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated this week as President and Vice ...
How should Christians respond to political turmoil?
January 15th, 2021
How do you respond to images of our political leaders cowering under their desks while protestors freely roam the halls of our most historic buildings? Let’s talk about that today.If you’ve watched th...
The Real Offense of "Amen and Awoman"
January 8th, 2021
If you think 2020 was filled with foolishness, wait until you see the first days of 2021.Last week, in the opening session of the 117th Congress, Representative Emmanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Misso...
The Real Miracle of Christmas
December 18th, 2020
John Grisham authored a delightful little book one time called, “Skipping Christmas.” It’s the story of a couple that didn’t have family coming home for Christmas so they decided to ditch the whole ho...
Christianity and the Pandemic
December 11th, 2020
Last week we talked about how secularism doesn’t consistently live by its own worldview. The pandemic has exposed that. Today, we’ll look at what it teaches us about the Christian worldview.The global...
Secularism and the Pandemic
December 4th, 2020
Have you ever thought through the global pandemic of 2020 from a worldview standpoint? Well, I’m going to tell you what you need to know.A worldview is a framework by which we make sense of the realit...
How important is the Bible?
November 20th, 2020
Have you ever heard the phrase Bible Curious? Hold on, I’m about to tell you all about it.The American Bible Society has published its new State of the Bible 2020 Report. And they have some interestin...
What is truth?
November 13th, 2020
What is Truth? It’s an ancient question but it’s more relevant today than ever before.What is truth? The ancient Greeks pondered that question. The classic moment when it was spoken is in the gospel o...
November 6th, 2020
Let me guess what you’re feeling today. It’s called “Election Fatigue,” and it’s a real thing. Let’s talk about it today on Truth Currents.Election Fatigue. Maybe it’s a phrase you haven’t heard befor...
Voting According to the Bible
October 30th, 2020
On this final TruthCurrents before the 2020 Presidential elections Let’s talk about the character, the competence and the content of the two major presidential candidates.This will be the eleventh Pre...
Are we all inherently racist?
October 23rd, 2020
Critical Race Theory. What is it and why are you just now hearing about it? Critical Race Theory is 40 years old. It is an esoteric academic theory that was originally designed as a framework for ivor...
Do words matter anymore?
October 16th, 2020
On TruthCurrents I want to talk to you about a brand-new weapon in the culture wars. It’s the dictionary. Who knew?When I was a kid, the dictionary was the final arbiter on all things vocabulary. This...
Have sports betrayed us?
October 9th, 2020
Today I want to talk to you about sports and betrayal. If you’re a fan of the Baltimore Colts you remember the name Robert Irsay. Irsay brought moving vans into the city of Baltimore the middle of the...
The Bible and Supreme Court Justices
October 2nd, 2020
There have been a lot of exciting and disturbing events in the news recently. But today what I want to talk about is the transition that’s happening on the Supreme Court of the United States. Ruth Ba...