Reformed Theology I think I just had a witnessing opportunity fall right into my lap. /r/Reformed, your prayers are greatly desired.  Calvinism

I think I just had a witnessing opportunity fall right into my lap. /r/Reformed, your prayers are greatly desired.

Reformed Theology I think I just had a witnessing opportunity fall right into my lap. /r/Reformed, your prayers are greatly desired.  Calvinism
I think I just had a witnessing opportunity fall right into my lap. /r/Reformed, your prayers are greatly desired.

(I would have posted this in the prayer request thread, but I think I would like to reach as many people as I can with this one)

So there is this guy who has been staying at the hotel that I work at for about a week or so. Just this morning, towards the last few hours of my shift, he struck up a conversation about life and being purposeful in living and understanding our lives in this world. After my shift I sat down with him and spent some more time letting him do most of the talking so I could hear where he was coming from. To describe his current worldview, he could be best understood as very New Age, sprinkled with a little bit of Jewish tradition. This guy is basically the text book definition of the whole "We create our own personal world/universe with our minds, our troubles and circumstances are all in our minds, we probably reincarnate and relive this world again, all religions teach us be excellent to each other, we are responsible to create the world we want to live in, everything has a little bit of truth that we need to believe" type of New Age thinking but with some traditional Jewish principles brought in to fit the way he thinks about things, but only when convenient.

The guy is a bit of a rambler, seeing as how whenever I would try to present my view of things, he'd always interrupt and piggy back off of my unfinished idea. I don't think he was being rude or anything, rather I think he just wants to talk to someone about these kinds of things and he seems very excited to share his ideas. He does want to hear more from me tomorrow, so it might be my turn to do most of the talking. Please be praying that not only would God open his mind and heart to the truth about Himself, Christ, and the bible, but that I would not be intimidated to share what I believe in a confident fashion. Please also pray that I would not overthink things and try to make them "make sense", but that I would just present biblical truth clearly and trust the Holy Spirit to do the work.

(I would have posted this in the prayer request thread, but I think I would like to reach as many people as I can with this one)So there is this guy who has been staying at the hotel that I work at for about a week or so. Just this morning, towards the last few hours of my shift, he struck up a conversation about life and being purposeful in living and understanding our lives in this world. After my shift I sat down with him and spent some more time letting him do most of the talking so I could hear where he was coming from. To describe his current worldview, he could be best understood as very New Age, sprinkled with a little bit of Jewish tradition. This guy is basically the text book definition of the whole “We create our own personal world/universe with our minds, our troubles and circumstances are all in our minds, we probably reincarnate and relive this world again, all religions teach us be excellent to each other, we are responsible to create the world we want to live in, everything has a little bit of truth that we need to believe” type of New Age thinking but with some traditional Jewish principles brought in to fit the way he thinks about things, but only when convenient.The guy is a bit of a rambler, seeing as how whenever I would try to present my view of things, he’d always interrupt and piggy back off of my unfinished idea. I don’t think he was being rude or anything, rather I think he just wants to talk to someone about these kinds of things and he seems very excited to share his ideas. He does want to hear more from me tomorrow, so it might be my turn to do most of the talking. Please be praying that not only would God open his mind and heart to the truth about Himself, Christ, and the bible, but that I would not be intimidated to share what I believe in a confident fashion. Please also pray that I would not overthink things and try to make them “make sense”, but that I would just present biblical truth clearly and trust the Holy Spirit to do the work.
Link: I think I just had a witnessing opportunity fall right into my lap. /r/Reformed, your prayers are greatly desired.
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Reformed Theology Okay. About this debate about Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. What are the arguments on either side? Should/can we celebrate them as believers or not?  Calvinism

Okay. About this debate about Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. What are the arguments on either side? Should/can we celebrate them as believers or not?

Reformed Theology Okay. About this debate about Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. What are the arguments on either side? Should/can we celebrate them as believers or not?  Calvinism
Okay. About this debate about Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. What are the arguments on either side? Should/can we celebrate them as believers or not?
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Link: Okay. About this debate about Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. What are the arguments on either side? Should/can we celebrate them as believers or not?
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Reformed Theology Author Kristen Kill joins Jesus Calling podcast to talk about her latest book, "Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most"  Calvinism

Author Kristen Kill joins Jesus Calling podcast to talk about her latest book, “Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most”

Reformed Theology Author Kristen Kill joins Jesus Calling podcast to talk about her latest book, "Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most"  Calvinism
Author Kristen Kill joins Jesus Calling podcast to talk about her latest book, “Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most”
https://www.jesuscalling.com/blog/hope-heaven-kristen-kill-donna-barrett/
https://www.jesuscalling.com/blog/hope-heaven-kristen-kill-donna-barrett/
Link: Author Kristen Kill joins Jesus Calling podcast to talk about her latest book, “Finding Selah: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most”
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Reformed Theology What makes words profane?  Calvinism

What makes words profane?

Reformed Theology What makes words profane?  Calvinism
What makes words profane?

I have a friend that comes from the inner city. He's been a Christian for years, shares the gospel, and is one of the most doctrinally solid people I know. However, my friend also cusses occasionally when I and him are alone (as he feels very open with me) and when he visits his family in the inner city. My questions are these:

Is culture the ultimate decider on what words are considered profane in typical American Christian circles? Is it acceptable for him to condition his language based on the subculture he is currently surrounded by? Should he stop so that he doesn't cause other Christians to stumble into thinking he is not a Christian? When and how did the word "crap" become acceptable to use in typical American Christian circles to where even pastors use it? Where do we draw the line?

I have a friend that comes from the inner city. He’s been a Christian for years, shares the gospel, and is one of the most doctrinally solid people I know. However, my friend also cusses occasionally when I and him are alone (as he feels very open with me) and when he visits his family in the inner city. My questions are these:Is culture the ultimate decider on what words are considered profane in typical American Christian circles? Is it acceptable for him to condition his language based on the subculture he is currently surrounded by? Should he stop so that he doesn’t cause other Christians to stumble into thinking he is not a Christian? When and how did the word “crap” become acceptable to use in typical American Christian circles to where even pastors use it? Where do we draw the line?
Link: What makes words profane?
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