We are living in a time when words mean...well, whatever one wants them to mean. They can be thrown around in vague ways that create confusion and at times, complete opposite ideas from their original denotation. John Koessler's latest book, Dangerous Virtues: How to Follow Jesus When Evil Masquerades as Good, takes a look at the 7 deadly sins mentioned in scripture and warns us about how they have been re-written in society today.
John Koessler is an award-winning author and retired faculty emeritus of pastoral studies of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He is married to Jane and has two sons, Drew and Jarred. John is the author of Dangerous Virtues (Moody), Practicing the Present (Moody), The Radical Pursuit of Rest (InterVarsity), The Surprising Grace of Disappointment (Moody), Folly, Grace & Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching (Zondervan), A Stranger in the House of God (Zondervan) and served as general editor of The Moody Handbook of Preaching (Moody). John has written several other books and articles and serves as a contributing editor for the Moody Bible Institute publication Today in the Word. You can read his monthly “Practical Theology” column in Today in the Word . His podcast, A Stranger in the House of God can be heard on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
Hispanics, or Latinos, make up a diverse segment of the US population. In the Tennessee Valley, the demographics have shifted drastically even in the last ten years, as many residents of Guatemala have immigrated to Chattanooga. Gus Hernandez, Local Missions and Outreach Pastor at Silverdale Baptist Church, shares his story of moving to the US from Cuba, what life is like for many immigrants, and the opportunity the church has to create a hospitable and loving environment that brings many to Christ.
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