A Challenge to the “Spirituality of the Church”
Believers can publicly call out the evil, e.g., in abortion, homosexual marriage, and transgenderism, and in so doing honor God and fulfill their obligation to call the civil magistrate to repent.
It is my contention that even though the church and state must be separated…the church (whether in pulpit preaching or by synods and councils) still has the obligation to speak to the civil magistrate concerning the enactment of laws that God calls an abomination. Calling out the sins of the civil magistrate is not intermeddling... Continue Reading
Down the Slope of Euthanasia
Every state in Australia now has voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws.
I wonder whether our lawmakers and judges can see that it will be the most vulnerable in society – those lonely and with little support – who will face the greatest pressure with these expanding euthanasia laws? A Christian looks to God, even on the most painful and humiliating of days. Hasn’t He proven that He is... Continue Reading
All Proposed Reparations Plans Are Based on Simplistic History
Reparations aren’t based on truth nor do they serve justice.
Omitting verifiable facts from American history silently, but powerfully abets, contributes to, and supports calls for reparations. For that reason, and given the breadth of reparation proposals, they become nothing more than entitlements based on skin color alone. Reparations to descendants of slaves is a complex issue and one burdened with pros and cons.... Continue Reading
The Emergence of a New Paganism: An Interview with Chantal Delsol
In the West, we are at the end of 1,600 years of Christian civilization. The culture—and the foundational underlying assumptions—have all changed, and people have passed from Christendom into a new world.
Judeo-Christian civilization performed three great conquests for humanity: the idea of universal truth (hence, the development of science in the West), progress in history (which leads to improvements), and the sacred dignity of the human being (which made us the first civilization to abolish slavery and emancipate women). I believe that the results of these... Continue Reading
America’s Tug-of-War Over Children
What activists really want is the separation of truth and state.
Christians must stand firmly as the culture rages against truth and pushes it further into the fringes of society. We have a duty to be loud and proud about God’s truth, because those who know the truth cannot be deceived. Lies, identity confusion, and disrespect of God’s sovereignty are destroying our children. The side that... Continue Reading
Conservative Presbyterians Lay Out Why Mainline Cousins Are Losing Members: ‘Supernatural Battle’
The liberal Presbyterian Church USA has approximately 700,000 fewer members than in 2012
Sean McGowan, who pastors a PCA church in Tallahassee, Florida, echoed Groff’s assertions. McGowan noted how the PCUSA’s recent press release about its “nonbinary/genderqueer” distinction emphasized a desire to be inclusive, which he warned “may get accolades and respect from the culture,” but comes “with a serious cost.” “As the culture has gotten worse, the... Continue Reading
As Chasm Widens, Traditional Anglicans Plot Faithful Future
Now is an especially urgent time.
The same-sex blessing decision by the CoE, with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s strong support, has prompted Global South leaders to declare that Welby has effectively abdicated his position as “first among equals” among Anglican bishops. Large English congregations, including St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, not only oppose these new blessings, but also seek connections with overseas Anglicans... Continue Reading
On Naivete and Moral Numbness: A Rejoinder to Russell Moore
I offer this response because Moore’s article represents an attempt to engage the cultural moment that, like many others, simply fails.
If things such as Moore’s article represent the best that public theology can offer, then perhaps that project simply needs to be abandoned. For it seems to me that it entails conceding much ground to our opponents (who are craftier than we, Lk. 16:8) and attempting to put our beliefs in the language of our... Continue Reading
A Biologist Explains Why Sex Is Binary
In an effort to confuse the issue, gender ideologues cite rare ambiguous ‘intersex’ cases.
When biologists claim that sex is binary, we mean something straightforward: There are only two sexes. This is true throughout the plant and animal kingdoms. An organism’s sex is defined by the type of gamete (sperm or ova) it has the function of producing. Males have the function of producing sperm, or small gametes; females,... Continue Reading
A Tsunami Warning for the SBC
Will the SBC heed the most recent tsunami warning and stand on the high ground of Scripture, or will a tsunami wave of egalitarianism destroy its shores?
As Warren begins the appeal process and the decision heads to the SBC’s convention floor, the question is not one of proper biblical hermeneutics regarding women pastors. When Warren and other egalitarians advocate for female pastors, their position is solidly based upon strong emotion rather than sound exegesis. The SBC’s current challenge is that it... Continue Reading
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