Christianity and Worldly Philosophy
The great purpose of Machen’s book is to insist that only true Christianity can answer the challenge of materialism and to show that true Christianity is entirely different from and opposed to liberal or modernistic pseudo-Christianity.
His reflections on the nature of true Christianity in each chapter show the profound and powerful importance of these truths. But before he develops this great theme, he reflects briefly on the broader issues confronting Christians in our times, particularly naturalism and materialism. “Material betterment has gone hand in hand with spiritual decline,” he writes. As... Continue Reading
The Modernist Conflict in the American Church
The rejection of God and the dismissal of religion sit atop the list of modernism’s endeavors.
Christianity and Liberalism may be even more applicable today, one hundred years after it was first published, than it was originally. As we contend for the faith in the perennial, ceaseless struggle as it manifests in our day, we can give thanks to God for Machen and his book, and we would do well to spend... Continue Reading
What are We Here for? Sproul and Worship
This brief volume by R. C. Sproul is a little gem of a book.
Moses and the Burning Bush (Ligonier Ministries, 2018), it of course deals with what we find in Exodus 3. And it appears to be a reworking of some of his earlier material, and those who are familiar with his work will find much recognisable material here. But still, for Sproul fans, it is worth adding this little book... Continue Reading
Listen as “Hi Ren” Gives Countercultural Rebuttal to Godless Mental Health Industry
While Ren Gill claims he doesn’t identify with any particular religion, deep and ancient Christian themes take center stage in "Hi Ren."
Gill recognizes that as a sinful human, he is meant to struggle, and there is power in embracing that struggle. Indeed, the only real way for people to flourish is to let go of pride and accept and even embrace the humiliating realities of life. Gill gets this, making his song a radical departure from... Continue Reading
Review: The Case Against the Sexual Revolution by Louise Perry
Louise Perry exposes some very dark aspects of the sexual revolution.
Perry can see the problems and where our cherished “freedom” has led us. The powerful abuse their privileges. The weak and the poor are exploited. Many of our desires are damaging or outright evil. Perry can see and feel the damage these things do, and her common sense—under the sway of common grace—helps her to... Continue Reading
The Success of “Avatar” Is Nothing to Celebrate
The sequel to the record-breaking box office success Avatar is here. The enemy is still America/Europeans. The victims this time: whales.
Intellectually, the Avatar stories seem worthless, beneath contempt, indeed, beneath argument. This leads people to underestimate them but also to feel themselves somehow disarmed. One looks ridiculous if one complains that the stories are anti-American. It takes a certain courage to deal with that problem, and courage is in very short supply in our times. The... Continue Reading
Why Christians Shouldn’t Watch “The Chosen”
God in His providence, chose to send His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world when He did. Christ could have come to save the world during the time of cell phones and live streaming, but He didn’t. God chose to send His Son in the fullness of time, and to have the proclamation of His... Continue Reading
Trinitarian Heterodoxy Eclipses Marriage (Once Again)
Brief analysis on the theological appropriateness of using unqualified persons of the Trinity as an analogy for marriage.
Within the economic Trinity there is a Divine Person with a non-divine will that makes Jesus’ submission to God both possible and fitting. Accordingly, the Christ to God authority and submission is not a Trinity consideration per se but a limited consideration of the union of two natures in one hypostasis. Yet the submission of wife to husband finds its analogy to Christ to God not in an ordering of being but in creative design just the same. A... Continue Reading
Disney’s Disenchanted Kingdom
How the formerly family-friendly enterprise lost its way.
Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom concludes by citing a poll showing that customer satisfaction and respect for the Disney brand have plunged from 77 percent to 51 percent in the last year alone. This confirms the simple truth, that a significant majority of parents do not want their children indoctrinated in gender ideology or any other social justice agenda by... Continue Reading
The Spirit’s Work of Conviction through the Conscience of a Sinner
Conviction of Sin
Conscience is the territory or dominion of God in man, which he has so reserved unto himself that no human power can possibly enter into it or dispose of it in any wise. But in this work of conviction of sin, the word of God, the Scripture, enters into the conscience of the sinner, takes... Continue Reading