Should Self-Described Homosexuals Hold Office in the PCA?
If unnatural sexual desires characterize a man such that he thinks he should publicly identify with them, then he is not fit to hold office in the church.
If a man feels honestly compelled to describe himself as a homosexual Christian, and the description is accurate, we heartily commend his honesty and desire to help him overcome this sin, but he is not qualified to hold office in the Presbyterian Church in America. If, however, homosexual lust no longer dominates a man, he... Continue Reading
The Danger of a Good Reputation
Jesus often behaved and spoke in ways that some of our more pious brethren would consider “un-Christlike.”
If the prophets of the Bible were to appear on the scene in our day they would be lectured on winsomeness and shipped off for a Dale Carnegie re-education course. The court prophets of Evangelicalism would write long-winded think pieces against such “troublers of Israel,” in which they opine, “If only these Tishbites would stop... Continue Reading
Why “Cool Church” Is No Longer Working with Millennials and Gen Z
So, what do they want? Depth.
To lead a generation with no biblical background or common knowledge, the church must assume just that: that there exists a fundamental need to provide Bible teaching and basic doctrine. We must lay the foundation. I am a Millennial. I almost left church. For me, the exodus of Millennials and Gen Z leaving the... Continue Reading
An Open Letter With A Broken Heart to My Beloved Church
After close to 8 years as member of this church, I began seeing changes in our preaching and worship that were detracting from the message of God's free grace.
[Editor’s Note: This is a letter from a member to her church explaining the reasons she left a church she loved after being a member for eight years. We are publishing the letter anonymously to avoid publicly impugning anyone’s integrity and to allow the content of the letter to be read on its merits.] I... Continue Reading
Kingdom Race Theology: Is This God’s Plan or Something Else?
Dangerous definitions serve as the foundation for KRT.
The ideas that serve as the foundation of Kingdom Race Theology are dangerous and destructive. When paired with the challenges evident within the SBC, this work will take Southern Baptists in a dangerously leftward direction. KRT lacks biblical definitions of anthropology. It applies partiality to ethnic hatred—assuming that only whites (the group with power) can express... Continue Reading
Don’t Sacrifice Your Children
The degeneracy of public education is manifest.
To all the Christian parents who still have your kids drinking from the filthy waters of public education, you also need to repent. Stop sending your children to Baal. Stop sending your children to Caesar. Go and get your kids and give them the education they deserve. Christian children have a right to a Christian... Continue Reading
As a White Christian, I’m Guilty of White Privilege: It’s Just Not What You Think
For Christians privilege isn’t necessarily a status in life; it’s a blessing related to some of God’s precious gifts to us, and such gifts are given universally regardless of race.
For me, class, family, opportunity, or wealth did not bestow upon me “White Privilege.” No, my “White privilege” came as a gift and blessing from God, my heavenly Father, whose guidance I followed throughout life. I wear my “White Privilege” as a badge of honor! “White Privilege,” a negative accusation against White Americans, is among... Continue Reading
The Biblical Genius of PCA GA 49’s Overture 15
Perhaps the most talked-about item before and after the 2022 PCA General Assembly was Overture 15 dealing with an important qualification for ordination for church officers.
To frame the issue as a question, does God’s Word warrant the inclusion of a paragraph in our BCO that disqualifies from ministry (as Deacons or Elders) “men who describe themselves as homosexual?” Having wrestled with this question, I believe that the answer is yes. Indeed, I am more and more convinced of the biblical... Continue Reading
Battle over “Wokeness” at Christian Colleges Isn’t Just about Politics, It’s about Dollars
The latest battle in Christian higher education isn't centered on theological issues, but rather on politics.
Moving off—or being perceived as moving off—from sufficiently conservative viewpoints is a major gamble with poor odds of success. The inverse is also true—the more conservative a religious-based college is, the better its odds are of not just surviving, but flourishing. For decades, Hillsdale College and Grove City College mirrored each other. Fiercely independent, neither takes... Continue Reading
Mutilating Our Bodies
Minor boys and girls are socially brainwashed into making catastrophic, self-harming decisions.
Vulnerable, disturbed individuals of all ages [are] hastily ushered into procedures that are nothing short of medical malpractice. Justice demands a reckoning in the form of penalties and strictures, for their sakes and for the sakes of others like them who may yet be saved from this Hippocratic Oath-breaking. There are many memorable moments... Continue Reading