Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson
In America, we are not confronted with what we might call “classic idolatry” on a daily basis. By “classic idolatry”, I mean statues and shrines where people fall down and worship a particular image. Those images are mostly confined to movies and are portrayed in very dark ways. They are associated with the occult, witches, and demons.
Therefore, it was rather startling on my first visit to South America. I was there to work with a group in the country of Guyana. My dad and mom have been going to Guyana for years and it was a great opportunity to be with them.
We entered South America through the big city of Georgetown. We were transported by a brother from the airport to the hotel traveling through the city. That was my first experience with the explicit nature of idolatry. So many houses had Hindu shrines in their yards and idols in their homes.
The Richmond church of Christ in Kentucky is looking for a family/youth minister to motivate, teach, and encourage Christian development that fosters unity among our youth and families. We are an established congregation of about 350 with a history of effective elderships. Located in a university town on the edge of the Cumberland Mountains in the beautiful bluegrass, Richmond offers amenities of a large city but in a small town atmosphere.
We are looking for a strong, Bible-based, family man who will function well as a facilitator. He must be well-versed in Scripture and have a heart for evangelism. He must be a man who recognizes that the Bible is the single and final authority. We want a man who has experience working with youth and families. This man also must be fluent in the social media world as this is the world of our youth.