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On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would be replacing President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. Here are nine things you should know about the legendary civil rights leader.
I don’t believe that historic Christian doctrines about marriage or sexuality cause toxic masculinity. I do, however, believe that sin causes it, and the conclusion that I’ve come to is the conclusion that I heard years ago and ignored: The American evangelical church has a blind spot when it comes to the sinful way our culture thinks of manhood.
A tribe was exposed to the Bible for the first time in its own language. For fifteen to twenty years, this was all they had. If there were questions about practices or beliefs, the Bible alone was studied by the elders until a clear view emerged. The people memorized it, read it aloud to each other, enjoyed its language and encouragement, and heeded its rebukes and challenges. They taught the Bible to their families and in their church as if it were the only important thing to know. They even sang the Bible. The people were known as Bible people.
Tennessee’s state legislature recently passed a bill that aims to prevent religious indoctrination in schools. And religious people were the primary supporters of the bill.
At heart, the issue was about Islam. Parents complained about the way Islam was portrayed in a seventh-grade social studies unit. Now that the state legislature has gotten involved, school boards across the state will begin revising the curriculum in matters related to religion.
If we are honest, virtually all of us desire to grow our influence and expand our platform, even if we don’t think about it in those terms. It may have a healthy motivation or it may be one consumed with pride. That is a determination that can only be made by God and the individual.
But if your goal is to make Christ famous, instead of yourselves, have we ever wondered if achieving personal fame is the best way to go?