Can’t Jesus and Santa Just Get Along?

Robby Bradfordadvent, Christianity, Christmas, discipleship, Jesus Christ, legalism, Santa, secularism, traditions0 Comments

I remember thinking it was odd when my parents and I moved from a more culturally and theologically liberal, mainline Protestant church to a more conservative, Pentecostal one. I met people who thought Santa was appalling.  They wouldn’t say his name.  Some of them would say things like, “You know his name has all the same letters as ‘Satan’.”Others went … Read More

Starbucks, Google, Willow Creek and Gay Power

Robby BradfordChristianity, culture, discipleship, secularism, society1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, cancelled an appearance to speak at Willow Creek Community Church in a suburb of Chicago, one of the largest evangelical churches in America.  He was supposed to be a part of their annual global leadership summit where the church brings together some of the greatest leaders in the world … Read More

Easter Bunny Theology

Robby BradfordChristianity, Christmas, Easter, evangelism, first assembly, First Assembly of God Lafayette, Jesus Christ, nominalism, outreach, secularism1 Comment

Sometimes church people and even well-meaning pastors miss some of the most amazing moments for reaching people through the cultural windows that are present and create opportunities for the gospel to come alive.  I’m thinking about those moments in the Christian calendar that intersect with a huge cross-section of nominal Christians–Christmas and Easter. Tomorrow is Easter.  Just today, as a … Read More