God’s Word to us doesn’t always have shiny wrapping and a big red bow attached. God’s Word isn’t always warm and fuzzy. God’s Word sometimes needs to hit us like a ton of bricks. When we open our Bibles we stumble into an old library full of stories of holy confrontations and sacred summons.
Jesus invites us into his boat, and sends us onto the seas of culture to be wise and winsome, gathering others into his boat. In this message, Jeremy offers 3 different postures Christians can have toward the culture (Reflect, Reject, or Redeem), urging us to resist the first two and embrace the third.
In the year 44 BC, Cicero was in his sixties — an old man by Roman standards — living on his farm outside of Rome removed from political power by the dictatorship of Julius Caesar. He turned to writing to ease the pain of exile and the recent loss of his beloved daughter. Among these works was a short essay on friendship dedicated to Atticus.