Daily Archives: February 1, 2012
My four year-old son has a TAG reader. This is a pen that helps him learn how to read through interactive games, stories, and spelling. Whenever you press the pen on the page, it tells you a word, reads the story, or such. One book that TAG promotes is a Tinker Bell story. The promotional copy says, “Tinker Bell learns that if she is true to herself, she can accomplish her dreams.”
What is ethics? Is it following your own integrity? Making decisions based on your personal values? Or is there a fixed moral standard?
We who believe Scripture know that there is such a thing as objective moral truth. However, many times we live like we are moral relativists. We are very black and white in terms of our personal ethic, but when someone else fails (especially those in high positions), we love to call them out on it.
As a Cubs fan I loved that Mark McGuire was found out to have taken HGH, but explained away Sammy Sosa’s gargantuan growth. We love seeing home runs and players breaking records, but when they are found out as cheaters, we shred them apart (even though it was plain to see that they were growing into giants).
Doing the Right Thing is a six session small group Bible study that explores ethics. Ethics for business, for institutions, for churches, for lenders, for governments, and most importantly, for individuals. This study features Chuck Colson, Robbie George, Glenn Sunshine, Brit Hume, Ben Stein, and many others talking about the ethical mess our society is in, and how we can work to change that. Dr. George says, “It has to begin in homes, churches, and schools. At every level, we have to be working together to build a consensus around a sound and coherent ethic.” Watch the entire first session from this study below.
What is your personal reaction to the idea that there is an absolute standard of right and wrong that, as Donovan Campbell says in the video, is true “outside of any context and which is translatable across cultures, times; it’s applicable everywhere”?
The follow up to the Made to Crave curriculum, the Made To Crave Action Plan answers a simple but important question – now you want to, but how to?
Focusing on both the spiritual and physical components of our habits and life-choices, Lysa TerKeurst reminds us that while we were meant to consume food, it was never meant to consume us. We were meant to find our ultimate satisfaction not in what we eat but in God.
Over the six sessions of the Action Plan, Lysa and her guests provide important guidelines for getting healthy and staying that way, how to say no to the pressure of having food constantly marketed to us, and how changing our diet can change far more than how we look in a mirror.
This is a must-watch resource for the many who have been touched and challenged by Made to Crave.