Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 9

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Do you enjoy your hobby? You might be surprised to find out how many people are involved with hobbies that they do not actually like. What keeps them involved? Commonly, their involvement stems from some kind of peer pressure—whether coming from a friend, a relative, or a social group (perhaps... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 8

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Some hobbies are private activities. We pursue our individual interests alone because we take pleasure in them purely for what they are. And while we might be happy to talk about such hobbies with others, our investment in them remains a very personal matter. However, there are some hobbies that... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 7

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Up until now, in seeking to develop a basic theological perspective on hobbies, we have looked primarily at things to avoid: We are to avoid allowing our hobbies to monopolize our time.We are to avoid hobbies that cause us to engage with or otherwise promote sin.We are to avoid pursuing... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 6

by Lee Anderson Jr. — “Is it wrong for a Christian to purchase a $5,000 Rolex?” That is the question a Christian economics professor posed to my Sunday school class one day. After much discussion, we all concluded there was not enough information given in the question to arrive at a definitive “yes” or “no.”... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 3

by Lee Anderson Jr. — In my first entry in this series, I presented several questions designed to help illuminate biblical principles that have a direct bearing on our pursuit of hobbies. One of the questions was, “Does our hobby cause us to engage with or otherwise encourage sin?” That may seem a rather nebulous... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 1

by Lee Anderson Jr. — The majority of people in the United States have been dealing with shutdowns and other pandemic-related restrictions for almost a year. (For a helpful visual of these restrictions, see the map here.) Millions have faced layoffs or had their work hours reduced. Group activities have been delayed or cancelled. Entertainment... Continue Reading →

A Safe Place for Hard Questions

by Lee Anderson Jr. — The truth claims of Scripture and Christianity give rise to some of the hardest questions that can be asked. The central tenet of Christianity is that the Lord Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, died on a cross to sacrificially pay for the transgressions of sinners and then three... Continue Reading →

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