Worldview & Culture

Collaborate or Isolate?

Publication:Pastoral Letter,February 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Many years ago, my father said, “Too often we are reactionary. We wait to see what the enemy does and then react to it.  Instead, we should act upon what the Lord says, then let the enemy react.”  At the time he said. [...]

Follow The Light

Publication:Pastoral Letter,January 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year from all of us at CSM! We pray you had a wonderful Christmas. As we enter 2017, I want to give a word of revelation that I hope will be an encouragement to you in these uncertain times. It starts. [...]

Joy to the World

Publication:Pastoral Letter,December 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray this letter finds you well. This month, it is my honor to write this Pastoral Letter to you on behalf of my father, Charles Simpson, and all of us here at CSM Publishing. I have some very Good News to share. [...]

The Heart Test

Publication:Pastoral Letter,November 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: We really do not know ourselves until we are tested, when it is “crunch time”; what we do when the odds are against us and the stakes are high. The sports world applauds a team or individual who is down but does not. [...]

Miracles

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: I believe in miracles and believe that I have personally witnessed some miracles.  I am taking into account that you probably would say the same; at least I hope so.  Oral Roberts, a  prominent evangelist of the last generation, often said,. [...]

Identity through Relationship with God

[Part 7] Jesus responded to the temptation to prove who He was by saying, “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test?” (Matthew 4:7).  His identity was shaped by His relationship with the Lord His God.  And because of His relationship with God, Jesus was secure in. [...]

Three Dimensional Worldview of Jesus in a Two Dimensional World

[Part 4] The world sees a two dimensional worldview.  Jesus saw three dimensionally.  Worldview, just like every other view, is affected by the sight of the seer. I am near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other eye.  This affects how I respond to the world around. [...]

Jewish Mothers and the Worldview of Jesus

[Part 3] Worldview is the window you’re looking through not just the world you’re looking at.  A Biblical worldview looks at the world through the window of Jesus.  In other words, to have a Biblical worldview is to see things as Jesus saw them. The worldview of Jesus was embedded. [...]

Isolation or Vena Cava Heart Filter?

[Part 2] We left our heroes—Luke, Leia, and Han Solo—with the worshiping, childish, primitive, Freudian Ewoks.  Thankfully (a phrase not to be confused with thank God, which implies a personal deity), sophisticated Luke Skywalker knows how to tap into the impersonal force, which just so happens to resemble the teaching. [...]

Will You Lead?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: July reminds us that the United States is a nation that was set free from political tyranny by leaders who were willing to give their lives. A total of 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence; later, they were captured, tortured,. [...]

Only Ewoks Worship

[Part 1] Jesus prayed that God would not take us out of the world, but that He would keep us from “the evil one” (John 17:15).  How does that work when there are so many good movies with an embedded message that contradicts Jesus? In every piece of art there. [...]

Here We Go Again

Here we go again. Sorry, that's a bit of exasperation. I read today about another Christian musician who has given up his faith because he discovered many things he had overlooked. So, here's another round of "I never knew this about Christianity." Shannon Low, frontman of Order of Elijah, a. [...]

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