The internet is a funny place. There are those who love it. There are those who hate it. But whichever you are, you must admit that it infiltrates every aspect of our lives. Sure there are horrible things about the internet (but that would be a different post altogether). In this post, I want to talk about one positive I have found perusing the “world wide web” – new voices. New people to listen to, read and engage with.

If you spend any amount of time on social media, news sites, or practically any website you are bound to find some sort of ads or other marketing. Most of the time I hate this reality, but having some suggestions of other articles or videos I may enjoy is sometimes nice. It exposes me to a new perspective, a new writer, or a new youtube influencer. Honestly, most of the time, I’m not impressed. It seems algorithms don’t know me quite as well as I hoped (ha!). But in one case I found a new voice I am enjoying reading. Here is a recent quote from one of his articles:

If God is dead, that’s not the end of the story. You have to name a successor.

Samuel D. James

I can’t recall precisely when I came across Samuel, but I can remember his persuasive argument over a more extended form piece of writing. It was the first time in a while that I walked away from a piece of writing, intended for an internet audience, and his words kept churning over in my head. I have continued to follow and receive his weekly articles and a more recent one is a great example of why I enjoy reading him. I think you may enjoy it too so I wanted to share it here. The article is “How the Apostle Paul Won the Culture War“.

Don’t worry, this article will not start another culture war. Unfortunately, it likely won’t end any either. But I pray that it is encouraging, challenging, convicting, and hope-inducing for you. If you happen to be a follower of Jesus you should read this, especially if you have felt the occasional twinge of anger and despair in our current cultural reality. Samuel gives us a good reminder that our voice and more importantly our truth are needed here and now.

As always, I’d love to hear what you enjoyed or disagreed with the article. And don’t forget or neglect to be with Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Until Next Time…

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