Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
The life and legacy of WORLD founder Joel Belz.
Belz, as much as anyone in his life, exemplified a key aspect of Reformed heritage: the interwoven strands of doctrine, piety, and witness. “It’s tempting for those three strands to become unraveled. Some people seem to be all about doctrine, or all about the spiritual life, or all about cultural engagement,” Niel Nielsen said. “Belz held... Continue Reading
Called to Suffer
Faith reflections from a cancer oven (#18).
Sometimes it is God’s will that we suffer for his sake. He calls us to it. Afflictions are the present momentary destiny of every believer on their way to glory on the other side. Current trials prepare us for coming glory (2 Cor. 4:16–28). Suffering, and suffering well, form a calling granted to us. It... Continue Reading
Education, Not Indoctrination
Should we “just teach the facts”?
At the founding, and for most of America’s history, the moral formation at America’s schools and universities included instruction in religion. George Washington warned, for example, in his Farewell Address that we must not “indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” Massachusetts’ Constitution speaks similarly: “The happiness of a people, and the... Continue Reading
Abortion Pill Reversal Gave My Daughter and Me a Second Chance at Life
No woman should feel forced into abortion, but thanks to abortion pill reversal, there is a second chance to give your baby life.
I came across the Hope Clinic in Fallbrook, California, and saw some information on its website about abortion pill reversal (APR), which uses progesterone to reverse the effects of the first chemical abortion drug, mifepristone. I knew I had a 24-hour window before it was too late, so I rushed to Hope Clinic the next... Continue Reading
Begg Digs a Deeper Hole
His misplaced slander of critics, refusal to consider their scriptural arguments, and lack of nuance in describing Jesus’ outreach to sinners.
Begg ignores the scriptural counsel regarding stumbling others, in addition to ignoring scriptural counsel against being present at an event at which God forbids attendance. The Christian attending the “gay” or “trans” so-called wedding would need to notify publicly all present at the gathering, not just the family member getting married, that he or she... Continue Reading
Zeal and Knowledge
Cult city: Zeal in abundance, but knowledge and understanding in rather short supply.
As with all cults, we did not “rightly divide” the Word of God. We took things literally where we shouldn’t have. Our main sticking point was the Second Commandment which warns about not making any graven images. We figured it meant what it said – or what we thought it said. We believed it meant no... Continue Reading
Is That Wise? A Test
Are you persuadable, teachable, not so proud as to think you have it all figured out? This is wise.
The life that produces divisions because of bitterness, jealousy, selfishness, and ambition is not merely unwise, it is from the devil himself. Beware of bitterness; even it’s root “defiles many” (Heb 12:15). Beware of covetousness; it is idolatry (Col 3:5). Beware of the schemes of the devil, and don’t be ignorant of his schemes (2... Continue Reading
Is It Anti-woman to Be Anti-abortion?
Abortion advocates try to rewrite the history of feminism.
The distinctive contribution of ‘Pity For Evil’, however, is that feminism need not be understood as synonymous with pro-abortion politics. A more historically rooted feminism grounds the value and dignity of women in their capacity for virtue and care, not in their ability to mimic male sexual appetites. In spite of the lip service paid to... Continue Reading
B. B. Warfield: On Christless Christianity
We may fairly contend that the germ of Christless Christianity is present wherever a proper doctrine of redemption has fallen away or even has only been permitted to pass out of sight.
“Only the fact that Christ stands out in history as surety of the gracious will of God, that in God’s name he punishes sin and calls the sinner to himself, that in holy suffering he endures the lot of sinners in order to convict them of their sin and free them from it, that as... Continue Reading
The Most Noble Profession
In praise of homemaking and motherhood.
“Once upon a time there was a man so surly and cross, he never thought his wife did anything right around the house. One evening, during hay-making time, he came home complaining that dinner wasn’t on the table, the baby was crying, and the cow had not been put in the barn. “I work and... Continue Reading