When discussing Romans 8:29 Calvinist’s will typically argue that a personal intimacy is in view.
Secular philosophers have for centuries struggled to determine whether and how what is known as libertarian freedom is philosophically possible.
Mega churches have plenty to offer kids. Lots of staff. Expensive, well-planned activities. Matching t-shirts with catchy slogans on them…but they are the minority.
That is one of the great teachings of the scriptures: in reaching others, God uses the heart much more than the body.
The outlook from the lookout is a working definition of the task of a watchman. A watchmen performed the special service of watching for an approaching enemy and of warning the inhabitants of a walled city of danger.