Consider the adage, “you are what you eat” – if you desire to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to move your body and make a habit of eating nutritious food. Choosing to eat junk food may be easier, taste better, look more palatable, and over time, become something you crave. However, if junk food is a part of your regular diet, likewise, binge-watching television part of your standard routine, your body will never receive the nutrients necessary for good health nor the physical activity needed to thrive.
This concept is equally true for other behaviors we possess, activities we participate in, the people we surround ourselves with and the ideologies we believe.
Simply put – you become what you worship.
the person you become.
How is a person able to discern what is good and godly from what is wrong and worldly when the shouts of the world scream louder than the whispers of the Word?
Take heart, friend. You are not alone in this mixed up jumble of blurred lines, gray space and upside-down living that is life. Culture may evolve but God’s Word is unchanged. It is possible to live in the world without being of the world. But how?
Engage with culture. Discuss controversial issues. Have hard conversations. Go to uncomfortable places. Learn to understand . Relate. Stay rooted in the Word and you’ll be equipped to dig through the world’s messiness in order to uncover the message that lies beneath.
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DISCLAIMER: The purpose of these articles is to address controversial and/or “trending” topics and issues seen within current culture. Each article is written as an editorial supported by personal opinion, experience and/or research. The thoughts, ideas and beliefs expressed are my own.
Whether you realize it or not, there are people, places, things, ideologies, and media influencing you every single day throughout every single hour.
These influences may be filling your mind and occupying your time, but are they nourishing your soul?
I am here to help you navigate the “all-you-can-eat” buffet of unlimited content available in the 21st century. By reviewing books, television shows, movies, podcasts, music and more, I hope to steer you away from the junk you may crave by directing you to content that sustains.