One of Westlake’s core values is the Gospel, the good news that Christ died for our sins and through that redemptive work, He makes people new. We believe that, more than providing justification for lost sinners so that they are legally fit for heaven, the Gospel actually transforms believers. It results in outworking compassion and love for our fellow human beings in this broken world.
The past week has been a particularly difficult one for our nation, and I believe it is fitting for Christians to reflect upon the tragedies which have afflicted St. Paul, Baton Rouge, and Dallas. These are times for us to speak frankly to our children about how Christians should respond to such senseless atrocities, to help them understand heartache, violence, and inhumanity in the light of Scripture and how the Gospel speaks into them. [Read more…]