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Inked up Christians

It seems everywhere you look you see a tattoo these days.

Young/Old, Short/Tall, Fat/Skinny…doesn’t seem to matter that age, gender, or size of the tattooee (is that a word?!)

So what is this obsession American has with the TATTOO? I mean we are a Christian America…right?

Is it ok for Christians to have tattoos?

There is a major debate over this question…

Some would say they use their tattoos as a witnessing tool. Many Christians today are tattooing themselves not in tribute to a false idol or anti-Christian deity, but with love for the one true God and Creator. Read more here.

Tattoo is not for everyone, and is certainly not for a Christian who feels unconvinced that getting a tattoo is completely Biblical. In this and many areas of the Christian life there are many truly excellent believers who have varying degrees of agreement and disagreement about Christians with tattoos.

The Narrow Way Christian Riders make this statement about Christian Ink:

What does JESUS think about INK? Most “religious” people, like the Pharisees, have a problem with tattoos. They use Leviticus 19:28 that says …”Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” …as their reason. These same people wear polyester/cotton blend clothes…” Continue reading this article here…

Our local newspaper recently ran a story that lends to the whole TATTOO debate  : Christian Ink

Tattoos have been debated among many Christians, especially evangelical Protestants, citing various biblical passages — including Leviticus 19:28 and 1 Corinthians 6:19 — to support a prohibition on the body markings.

But Christians, young and old, male and female, sporting tattoos have been an increasingly more common sight in churches today.  Continue reading this article here…

To view an in-depth  history of Tattoos including viewpoints including views from the New and Old Testament – click here.

Is it the small town rural church pastor that is against tattoos? …I found that not to be the case…

I guess the debate continues …as more and more Christians continue to get tattoos

…what do you think?

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Book Release: The Christian Atheist

Craig Groeshel is releasing a new book today, March 23rd, entitled The Christian Atheist.

“94% of Americans believe in God, but most don’t live as though He exists.”

From the Back Cover of the book:

‘The more I looked, the more I found Christian Atheists everywhere.’ Former Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel knows his subject all too well. After over a decade of successful ministry, he had to make a painful self admission: although he believed in God, he was leading his church like God didn’t exist. To Christians and non-Christians alike, to the churched and the unchurched, the journey leading up to Groeschel’s admission and the journey that follows—from his family and his upbringing to the lackluster and even diametrically opposed expressions of faith he encountered—will look and sound like the story of their own lives. Now the founding and senior pastor of the multicampus, pace-setting LiveChurch.tv, Groeschel personal journey toward a more authentic God-honoring life is more relevant than ever. Christians and Christian Atheists everywhere will be nodding their heads as they are challenged to take their own honest moment and ask the question: am I putting my whole faith in God but still living as if everything was up to me?

More info at ChristianAtheist.com

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