Everyone I Don’t Like is Literally Gothard
What does Gothard specifically mean by “authority is like an ‘umbrella of protection’” that makes it so bad?
Gothard says we can transfer ourselves back into Satan’s realm at any time, not by, say, apostatizing from the Christian faith, but simply by getting “out from under” our “umbrella of protection,”8 by which he means things like disobeying our bosses or our parents. While Paul says, “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you... Continue Reading
The Case for the Law’s First Table
George Gillespie viewed the magistrate possesses and ought to exercise coercive power in suppressing heresy and schismatics with a level of discrepancy, discrimination, and prudence.
The grave duty of the magistrate was not to be taken lightly nor administered flippantly, nor was executed with exaggerated eschatological expectancy. Prudence and patience should guide the magistrate here, for the good of the church and commonwealth, not personal prejudice or private gain. Taking “care of God’s glory” and the preservation of religion and... Continue Reading
Courage to be Christian
The early Church’s refusal to live by the lies of culture provides evangelicals with a powerful example for today.
What is alarming is the number of evangelical Christians who bow to culture by incorporating the cultural lies into the life of their institutions/organizations and justifying it as Christian. This involves participating in the lies of Marxist cultural ideology as embedded in the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” (DEI) doctrine. It is appalling to witness Christian... Continue Reading
The Reality & Hope of Sanctification
Progressive sanctification and the continued sexuality debates within the PCA.
The sanctifying power of the Spirit is much like uprooting and killing all the weeds that threaten to overtake us. Without the sanctifying power of the Spirit, sin would overrun our lives and choke us to death, but since we have a Helper – One who comes alongside of us in our weakness – we... Continue Reading
Christ or Chords? The Manipulated Emotionalism of Hillsong, Asbury, and Pentecostalized Evangelical Worship
Musically Manufactured Emotion is No Work of God
True religion does consist in the religious affections, and music is a wonderful gift from God that helps to give expression to the affections created by the Spirit through his Word. But we must be careful to define spiritual affections biblically and put music in its proper place. Otherwise, we risk worshiping chords instead of Christ.... Continue Reading
A Tale of Two Student Protests
What Judge Duncan experienced at Stanford, while disgusting, is no innovation.
The difference between my protesters and those berating Judge Duncan is this: Mine had not lost sight of the fact that they and I both share a common humanity. Nor had they lost sight of the purpose of public discourse: to persuade opponents to change their views for the better, not to terrify them into... Continue Reading
Biblical Worldview: Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities in Education
God makes it very clear that he holds parents, and not public schools, primarily responsible for the content and quality of their children’s education.
Take back the rod. God gave it to you, not to the government. Take back your kids. God gave them to you, not to the government. This will be for God’s glory. And, I would suggest, this would be the first, and most significant step, to taking back our country. One of the most... Continue Reading
Cancel Culture Is Not Speaking Truth to Power. It’s Just Speaking Power.
Cancel culture is muscle. It is thousands of people hurling accusations at an unprepared individual.
Online cancellation mobs are instruments of injustice. They don’t protect victims, they create them. They don’t create change. They stay in their digital plot. And they don’t just harm the targets. They harm the participants. They poison the imagination, they dehumanize, and they reinforce a self-righteous sense that such a fate must be deserved. I want... Continue Reading
Department of Education to Remove Protections for Religious Campus Groups
The U.S. Department of Education announced its intention to rescind the “Free Inquiry Rule,” which was designed to fix the pressuring and discriminating against religious student groups.
Protecting religious expression is vital, not just for Christians, but for everyone. Conscience rights are pre-political rights and provide the foundation on which every other liberty is built. In February, the U.S. Department of Education announced its intention to rescind the “Free Inquiry Rule,” established in 2020 by then-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. According to the... Continue Reading
The Ground Erodes under Feminists’ Feet
And evangelical feminism will face the same crisis.
Some evangelicals made their own deal with the devil, downgrading the meaning and significance of the sexes to accommodate the spirit of the age…They once believed that men were men and women were women. And that was because they could still feel the foundations of a Christian culture beneath their feet. But, no more. ... Continue Reading
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