Speaking the Truth in Love
Navigating the Waves of the Culture
About the Book
As Christians, we are to be the salt and light to this world but are dangerously becoming a hybrid form of Scripture and culture. We are conforming to the pressure making us more culturally centered in our teachings and practices. This mixture of church and culture is seen as we drift from biblical truth in determining what we believe and how we live. It is not enough to resist the cultural pressures. We must be transformed by the renewing of our mind. This is not a mental, positive-thinking exercise as some suggest. It is listening to God’s Word as our source of truth to understand all issues of life. By speaking the truth in love we mature in Christ so that we are not tossed by the waves of the culture but are firmly anchored in Jesus so that we live in a manner that pleases Him.
About the Author
Paul Matte has been a pastor since 1992. He has served in churches on the West Coast, Mid-West, and Gulf South regions of the United States. He has traveled on short-term mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Guatemala. Paul’s experience includes working in the areas of social concerns, ministerial credentialing, church leadership and conflict resolution. He is a graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana (B.S., College of Business) and Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (B.S., Behavioral Science & Biblical Studies). He is currently a pastor in the Laurel, Mississippi area where he lives with his wife, Tammy, and their two children. Through the years, Paul has learned the valuable lesson that God will never turn away from the atoning work of Jesus. In Christ, the promises are "yes".