Logos: Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.

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A couple of weeks ago I was preparing a message for our church.  I have always used Logos as a resource rather than a tool. In my study I would look up a passage in a commentary I own. The ability to search those commentaries and cut and paste into my notes was so helpful. I am always so amazed how quick I have all the information I need. I remember how tedious it was in Bible College working through books to look up the meaning of the word. We are truly spoiled today. The problem we face today is not having the time to search for the information we need. The problem we have today is having a tool that is powerful enough to aggregate great content. This is essentially what Logos does. It data mines content you own and gives you what is most applicable helping you in terms of speed and focus.

GOOD-FAST-CHEAP

Someone told me this years ago. It is so true. Such a great way to help in terms of project development and budgets. You can have two of the three but never all three. Good fast cheap doesn’t exist. Not practically, spiritually or theologically. This wee diagram has served me well hopefully it will help you as well.

Will you go to hell for smoking marijuana?

We like to put things in boxes. We like tidy answers. Will you go to hell for smoking weed? No. Should you smoke weed? No. Many parents are going to have to start figuring out what they believe about marijuana. Most states that have legalized it have set the legal age at 21 which is wise.

Here is why I think legalizing marijuana is a bad idea.

  1. Wider use and acceptance. The legal age is 21 but so is alcohol and go to any High School party, college campus alcohol is everywhere. Is weed in these places now? Yes. But legalization will make it far worse believe me.
  2. People typically smoke it to get high to alter conscience
  3. I believe that the “drunk with alcohol” scriptures apply to “getting high on drugs”

Are we preparing our teens for legal weed?

I came across this info graphic on the website information is beautiful. It depicts what the most crops are the most lucrative. This info-graphic tells everyone state legislator they are missing out on massive tax revenue. We have successfully taxed tobacco into the dark ages. States will legalize weed and do the same to it.

So the question is not if your state will legalize it but when. Here is my question. As a parent what are you going to tell your kids? As a youth pastor what are you going to tell your kids and how are you equipping your parents with practical and spiritual implications of this new legalization of a “formally banned” substance.