The Failure of Winsomeness
The fact is, ours is a post-Christian society moving towards an anti-Christian one, when Christianity conflicts with secular orthodoxy.
Any churches that remain faithful to clear Biblical teaching about sexuality — gay or straight — and on the meaning of marriage and the human person, will be increasingly anathematized in this country. And those that compromise will, in time, fade to nothingness, as the ongoing unwinding of the Mainline Protestant churches demonstrates. This... Continue Reading
A Teachability Refresher
Why we need to maintain a humble, teachable demeanor
Reproof is not merely for conviction’s sake. Conviction is always for completion. The goal here is that a teachable spirit would please God as he, by the Holy Spirit and through others, brings our character and doctrine closer and closer to Jesus Christ. From work, to education, to recreation, much of our lives revolve... Continue Reading
The Ten Commandments as God’s Moral Law
Dismissing the Ten Commandments as a guide to Christian living alarms me greatly
In addressing this concern, I would like to offer four arguments for why the Ten Commandments should be seen as separate and distinct from the other rules and regulations of the Mosaic economy, and why the Ten Commandments do set forth the universally binding moral law of God that is intended to serve as a... Continue Reading
The Man Who Could Redefine Marriage
In many ways, tragically, the future of marriage resides in the hands of this one man, Anthony Kennedy. It should not be.
Anthony Kennedy led the majority with this breathtaking proclamation: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”… Of course, in truth, this is plainly not the Christian/Catholic understanding of liberty. What Kennedy and allies expressed is... Continue Reading
Pompous and Pathetic
As Moses grew in godly character, he proved to be a humble man.
According to God’s own review, Moses was the meekest man on the planet. And gloriously, when his days of earthly toil and ministry were completed, God took him home to reign with him on high until the New Heavens and New Earth are created. In the end, the meek Moses had it all, left it all, and received... Continue Reading
Losing My Religion For Equality
Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
I am also familiar with vivid descriptions in the same Scriptures in which women are revered as pre-eminent leaders. During the years of the early Christian church women served as deacons, priests, bishops, apostles, teachers and prophets. It wasn’t until the fourth century that dominant Christian leaders, all men, twisted and distorted Holy Scriptures to... Continue Reading
Freedom of Conscience Wins a Round
A bit of constitutional sanity in the midst of unrelenting bad news regarding freedom of conscience
In its order upholding HOO’s right not to speak — its right not to assist in spreading a message endorsing an unbiblical view of sexuality — the court relied on the Supreme Court’s clear statement in Wooley v. Maynard: We begin with the proposition that the right of freedom of thought protected by the First... Continue Reading
It’s Come To This: Having Good Parents Is An ‘Unfair Advantage’
"If the family is this source of unfairness in society then it looks plausible to think that if we abolished the family there would be a more level playing field."
“Swift and his ilk, rather than seeing that mom and dad kicking the soccer ball around with the kids after dinner is a good thing and we need more of it, believe we should take a parent out of the picture or scrap the family bonding time. What?” “One way philosophers might think about... Continue Reading
This Is How God Works. Don’t Look Down On It.
Don’t neglect to serve Jesus because you can only serve him in some tiny way
“How often we despise the day of small things. Often when people first get saved, we see little fruit. We can’t imagine how many prayers it will take to see someone healed. A church building project can seem overwhelming considering the few resources we have. It may feel like we have an impossible mountain to... Continue Reading
Something Important That I Have Learned From My Parents
I am reminded of who my children really belong to
“Whether we come from a great home or a highly dysfunctional one, I’m pretty confident that most of us come out of our childhood with a list of things that we will do differently with our own children. We are thankful for all the good that we may have inherited from our parents, and we... Continue Reading