The Rise of Right-Wing Wokeism
Book Review: "The Case for Christian Nationalism," by Stephen Wolfe
Biblical instincts are better than nationalist ones, and the ethos of the Christian Nationalism project fails the biblical smell test. Will the person who goes all in on this book—the person who says “yes” to every rant, the person who feels drawn to the vision of ethnic separation, the person who is just biding his... Continue Reading
The Compass Christ Sails By
Our salvation depends on the steadfastness of Christ and not our unsteady hearts.
Remember, Christian: Your heart is not the compass that directs Christ. His love, Word, and promises are His compass—and so they must be ours. Your salvation in Him is secure because His covenant is sure. “Follow your heart.” We hear this time and again, the world’s mantra to find assurance in emotion and intuition. Yet... Continue Reading
Church Shopping and Serial Dating…?
Exploring the similarities of the hookup culture and church hopping.
Find a faithful, Biblical, and local church to be a part of. Interview it well, understand their doctrine, treat that process with sobriety and wisdom, and when you have found the place you can be committed to, commit to the glory of Christ! Be active, faithful in worship, and engaged in the life of the... Continue Reading
A Review of “Against the Great Reset,” Edited by Michael Walsh
To understand the diabolical nature of the Davos deities, read this book.
The revolutionaries always want to create a new world order, but always end up destroying man and civilisation in the process. Nothing new here. But the Davos elites have no interest in history. We should, however. If we will not learn from history, the prospect looks very bleak indeed. Hopefully a volume like this will wake... Continue Reading
When Christian Leaders Capitulate on Marriage, Innocent Children Suffer
What French never acknowledges and Dalrymple barely considers is what happens after weddings. But that is when the harm becomes most evident.
There is no need to rehearse the litany of evidence that children raised apart from their married, biological mothers and fathers fare worse on all manner of social, educational, and developmental outcomes. But it might be necessary to start speaking forthrightly about the more specific emerging evidence that children conceived via donorship suffer from “profound struggles with their origins and identities”... Continue Reading
Simple Solution to Same-Sex Civil “Marriage”
Civil unions should be completely desexualized and open to any two adults who desire to enter into a type of contractual relationship known as a mutual beneficiary contract.
As a society, we should question why we’re extending social and government benefits to a group based on sexual behavior while excluding other, nonsexual unions that are more worthy. Why allow civil unions for the lesbian couple down the street but not for the widowed daughter and mother-in-law who live next door? David French... Continue Reading
Who Was John Lafayette Girardeau?
He preached with the goal of raising the entire congregation to higher levels of knowledge and Christian devotion.
Next to Girardeau’s exemplary ministry to enslaved men and women, perhaps his most enduring legacy was his literary contribution to the office of deacon. Writing almost two hundred pages for The Southern Presbyterian Review, he established the office as one of spiritual necessity in the church and crafted the wording for American Presbyterianism’s ecclesiology on... Continue Reading
God’s Relationship to the World
To say God must be the father of all people, you’ll need something stronger than the idea of fatherhood to get there.
If God is a father, then preferential, faithful, and self-sacrificial love becomes appropriate, and even expected. Justice will then be God’s faithful commitment to his children — if God relates to the world as a father. To say God must be the father of all people, you’ll need something stronger than the idea of... Continue Reading
Training in Godliness
The point of the Christian witness is to be trained in “godliness.” Therefore, pastors should be concerned with preaching such things that “accord with godliness.”
The Christian life is not about cultural relevancy, morality, or making it through the day. I did not say that Christians need not be examples of morality or of living according to their calling. I mean that the Christian life is about the life of Christ, which is moral, but that is not the heart... Continue Reading
There Go the Churches
The floodgates are opening, and congregations are leaving the United Methodist Church.
By the end of next year (the deadline for exiting with church property) at least 3,000 and possibly 5,000 churches are expected to exit. United Methodism has 30,000 U.S. churches. Denominational agencies are preparing for a 38 percent drop in funding for 2025-2028, which implies an approximate expected membership loss of 2.3 million members from... Continue Reading
The Current State of Complementarity
Five Years after Nashville
Complementarity, as it is unfolded in the Danvers Statement and Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, is still as urgent as ever. The Nashville Statement may feel more urgent because it addresses the current tragedies of so-called same-sex “marriage” and so-called “transgenderism.” In 1987, I wrote the first draft of the Danvers Statement. Thirty years later, I... Continue Reading
God Can Handle Chaos—Including Yours
Whatever we might think about God’s formless, empty, lifeless, black, and watery creation, the Spirit of God loved it and sustained and upheld it.
Whoever you are, and whatever the depths and agony of your trials, God is hovering over you: he loves you, he is near to you, and he can rescue you. We see a living picture of his rescue unfold in the subsequent six days of creation. God does not stand aloof from the world in all... Continue Reading
We Have Answers
Apologetics is one of the tasks of the church, and whenever God directs His people to a task, He supplies whatever is needed to fulfill that task.
The Bible not only assures us that God will provide sufficient answers to the most pressing objections to the Christian faith but also explains why we do not have an answer to every question we might want answered, at least while we “see in a mirror dimly” (1 Cor. 13:12). After exhorting his readers... Continue Reading
What Our Land Needs: The Glory of Sacrificial Strength
Men were created to shine through the use of their physical, emotional, and spiritual strength.
There is no glory apart from sacrifice. That is what your strength is for. That is what you were made for. You were made for the glory of sacrifice, and when that sacrifice is obedient to the King, you can be sure that you are following your King into the very same grave He once... Continue Reading
A Reminder Etched in Glass Is Etched On My Heart
“You are our letter, written in our hearts, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
God enriched my life not only with friends like Dorie Howell, but with friends of so many different nationalities and diverse races. My life has been etched time and again with such diversity. But the most important etching in my life and on my heart is that of my most beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus... Continue Reading
25 Tiny Ways to Welcome Kids in Church
Kids in the church flourish when they are known, loved, served, and engaged.
Make Kids Feel Valued. Say “I’m so glad you’re here!” Give kids a high five, fist bump, or handshake (a kid-appropriate “holy kiss,” 2 Cor. 13:12). Take time to stop and listen when kids tell stories about their week. Carry mints or other small treats to give to kids (with parent permission). In these small ways... Continue Reading
What Does “The Prayer of a Righteous Man is Powerful and Effective” Mean?
This verse motivates us to cry out to God because He uses our prayers to change the world.
Effective prayer has greater results than we can imagine. God is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). Do you pray as if this were true? No, as I’ve mentioned God isn’t always going to answer us in the way or timing we want. But when we... Continue Reading
Man of Sin, Son of Destruction
The Thessalonians must be solid in their grasp of truth, for, as John said, this spirit of antichrist already is in the world (1 John 4:1-3). Paul’s understanding is the same, “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work” (7).
The man of lawlessness, in the style of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 3:1-7 or Darius in Daniel 6:6-9, claims all the power and prerogatives of a god. He makes himself the final point of loyalty for all his subjects. He opposes every object of worship other than himself, exalts himself above them and even inserts his... Continue Reading
The Spiritual Discipline of Thanksgiving
Becoming Psalm 100 People
Jesus’s blood seals our fate, and his Holy Spirit is our guarantee. The Father himself loves us. And if we have the Father’s love, we have everything we’ll ever need because he’s a good Father. The spiritual discipline of thanksgiving gives us eyes to see the goodness of God, and when we see the goodness... Continue Reading
New Bible Translation: The Anti-woke Version
Sick and tired of wokeness? Here is a new translation of the Bible entitled the “Anti-woke Version.”
Fifty of the most conservative scholars in the world have come together to translate the Bible from its original Hebrew and Greek, employing the functional equivalence model, with a view to maintain a conservative standard of theology and practice in the churches and in our culture. A special announcement from textandtranslation.org. Sick and tired... Continue Reading
The Fear of Sin and the Fear of the Lord
False worship elevates ritual and religiosity and degrades God’s true standard of righteousness. Worship degenerates into obtaining our goals and desires and avoiding tragedy.
Love for God and His people and the fear of God demand that we flee from idolatry. Paul sums up everything that went before in this discussion about food offered to idols with this one principle: “Do all to the glory of God” (v.10:31). Commitment to God’s glory above my own desires will lead me to... Continue Reading
Psalm 127: Unless the Lord Builds the House
We must depend on God for absolutely everything and must, to the best of our abilities, seek his will to be accomplished and not our own.
The one who trusts in the Lord will, like the Psalmist, know the joys of fruitful labor and the delight of sweet rest. They will, Lord willing, know the rich blessing and heritage of an abundance of children, far greater than all other material blessings this earth has to offer. Such are the blessings when... Continue Reading
Serving Where We are Needed
The Lord has equipped His people for service in ways that work together.
In matters of serving the church body, we should first consider how the Lord has equipped us to serve others instead of what our preference might be or what such service might cost us in time or energy. This cost will look different at different times. The cost to the woman at Bethany was an... Continue Reading
“To Him Who is Able” — An Exposition of Jude (Part Two)
Jude is able to remind his readers that God has a long history of dealing with false teachers and apostates, and those men who were currently troubling the churches to which Jude is writing, face certain judgment.
In light of the damage done by the false teachers, Jude exhorts the members of these churches to “have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.” It was the sacred duty of the pastors,... Continue Reading
Difficult Bible Passages: 1 Corinthians 3:19
Refusing to love God with your mind is not a mark of godliness.
None of us have all the truth. We can learn from others. For some silly Christian to come along and pretend he is more spiritual than all of us because he only listens to Scripture is not a sign of being really spiritual and holy – it is an indication of carnality and arrogance. Refusing to love... Continue Reading
Psalm 126: Set Free
A Great Degree of Hope and Comfort to Those Weary Saints
Psalm 126 is an encouraging reminder to saints throughout all ages that, just as the Israelites were saved from Babylonian captivity, God now saves sinners from captivity to sin. We may sow seeds of the gospel in desert places but will one day bear witness to a great harvest with unparalleled joy in our hearts. Though... Continue Reading
The Necessity to Prioritize the Local Church
When Christians remove themselves from the regular gathering of the local church, they remove themselves from the direct oversight of pastors who are called to shepherd their soul.
Let us consider the joyful privileges and serious responsibilities of covenant church membership that necessitates us sharing life together, submitting to one another, obeying leaders, worshipping corporately, stimulating one another to good works, and growing in the grace of God through the ordinary means of grace. Church membership is not an option to be considered.... Continue Reading
A Tree But More Than A Tree
I don’t believe I am alone in my love of trees, as different authors of Scripture employ them as images for a variety of reasons.
Next time you look upon one of these majestic giants of the field, may it serve to guide you in your thoughts. May it serve to warn you against a haughty and arrogant spirit, that trusts not in the Lord and his salvation. May it serve, likewise, to remind you of the Lord’s great redemption... Continue Reading
Fast and Pray, But Withdraw Anyway
Since the Memorial session and pastor have refused to repent and desire to persist in error, it is no doubt best all-around that they withdraw the PCA.
The fact that the session views as “attacks” the criticism that Memorial Church and Greg Johnson have received, since hosting the 2018 Revoice conference, is very telling. It’s telling because it reveals the session’s mind set as being highly defensive of its position, instead of being open to counsel from Christian brethren. It also shows... Continue Reading
Fleeing the Love of Money
It is so easy to substitute our love and service of God with a love and service for money.
Be aware of when greed controls your heart. When you realise that many of your conversations turn to the subject of money or house prices, or that much of what you dream of revolves around new things, confess to God that you have a problem. Greed is far worse for us than we often think.... Continue Reading