There's this article out right now about people doing yoga at a church. And this, of course, raises the question about if it's ok for Christians to do yoga.
I have thought about this issue before and wrote a post on it. And I'm going to repost it here at the end.
[Hear me out. This is important. Even if you don't do yoga, it's worth learning about it so you can be discerning. This is seeping into the church now, and it affects our Christian family. Do you know what you believe about it and why?
A suggestion: Before you read this, say this prayer out loud, "Lord, give me Your eyes, the wisdom to see this issue the way You do." And if you hesitated to pray this or don't want to pray this, then ask yourself and ask God "Why am I hesitating?" You might be surprised by the answer.]
First let me say that I've never done yoga. But I used to want to. For the health benefits. But after going through a season of demonic harassment (un…
It's so sad to hear about all the celebrities who have recently committed suicide (or about anyone who has committed suicide, for that matter). My heart breaks for them, for the pain they went through, and for the ones who love them, for the pain they are now going through. It is truly a tragedy. (And it could have been me.)
To anyone who is hurting really badly, who is struggling with overwhelming anxiety or depression, who is considering taking their own lives ... I dedicate this post. Please, take some time to look through some of the links here. This is a round-up of some on-line resources or posts about dealing with anxiety or depression, particularly as a Christian.
Quick tips for help: If you are desperate for some immediate help and don't want to look through the links I have below, try some of these:
1. Put on a worship song right now. Or sing a worship song out loud. If demons know we are discouraged and vulnerable, they will attack harder. But worship…
Our society doesn’t get this.We have it backwards.We have turned love into its own god, even redefining who God is, according to how we think love should look, act, and believe. Just today, I found a "Christian" blog that emphasized how the most important factor of being a Christian is that we love everyone and do harm to no one. However, this wasn't a "treat people kindly, take care of widows and orphans" kind of thing.
It was a "support the LGBTQ-movement, defend the LGBTQ-people who are oppressed (I'm sorry, but how can you call that massive mob of loud, demanding people who are steamrolling everyone into doing what they want and tearing down anyone who doesn't support them "oppressed"?), and defend the living children, not the unborn babies" kind of thing. She twisted Scripture to make it sound like a loving God wants us to show our love for others by approving of everything they do and everything they believe. And anyone who …