The Rise and Fall of the Evangelical Elite
It is now plain to everyone that the obsequiousness of the evangelical elite to their hostile secularist counterparts is harmful to the country, to churches, and to the advance of the Gospel.
It is obvious now, looking back at the post-9/11 and pre-Obergefell era, that the leftward drift of this movement was inevitable. The end of Renn’s “neutral world” and the beginning of a negative world hostile to Christianity began soon after the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision in 2015 and accelerated rapidly with Trump’s 2016 victory. Changed... Continue Reading
No True Christian: Part One
Too many Americans do not allow the Scriptures to determine for them what a true Christian is but instead are using their own established cultural and political beliefs to define Who Jesus is and what Christianity should look like.
Nearly all of the New Testament was written to expose false teachers, and false teaching, correct bad behavior, and teach sound doctrine to the believers. Christians are forgiven and cleansed from their sins but still may make sinful choices. This can be true of the church corporately as well. We need to turn to Scripture... Continue Reading
Why You Shouldn’t Use “Preferred Pronouns” and Other Ideological Language
It isn’t that biological males don’t exist – it’s just that biological male is the only kind of male. Sex and gender are not, as the trans activists claim, separate things.
The Daily Mail, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and others – all use female pronouns to refer to trans-identifying males, and vice versa. At times, readers are treated to the schizophrenic experience of reading an article making the case against gender ideology which uses the very pronouns that affirm the premises of that ideology.... Continue Reading
An Agenda Other than Justice
The Biden Justice Department shows its partisan stripes in abortion decisions.
Five pro-life activists who protested against Santangelo’s practice were found guilty of conspiracy and of violating the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act. They are looking at up to 11 years in prison, while Santangelo continues to work with a valid medical license. In 2020, the members of the group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU)... Continue Reading
Are Children Now Creatures of the State?
A diverse coalition of parents fights against LGBT indoctrination of their children.
At the beginning of the year, Montgomery County Public Schools introduced six “LGBTQ+-inclusive” books to their story hours but promised that the readings would be “optional” and scheduled only after families were notified. All that changed on March 23, when the School Board abruptly announced that the story hours were now mandatory and opt outs would... Continue Reading
What Is the Regime?
The operation of the regime can be seen by considering 2020 and the COVID-19 panic.
Any institution that potentially competes with the influence of the regime (e.g., families, churches, other private associations or subsidiary units of government) is opposed, usually through subversion rather than open hostility. Thus, the individual is made a fit subject of the regime by a process of emancipating the individual from any non-regime source of authority... Continue Reading
Barbarism in the Name of Equality
An Austin-based doctor performs “non-binary” genital surgeries.
If biology, human nature, and traditional ethics are seen as impediments, rather than as guides, then rational restraints no longer remain on what can be done; the only real limitation is the imagination. And the human mind, untethered from moral limits, can conjure up nightmares. The surgeon, armed with a scalpel and a genital-nullification robot,... Continue Reading
The Young People Who Believe They Can Change Their Race
How far are experts going to go to accommodate playing with race identity, and how far should Christians go in return?
The more fundamental problem–the one at the root of this and every one of the many identity crises infecting our cultural moment–is that so many young people have absorbed a way of thinking about themselves and reality best identified as “expressive individualism.” For years, they’ve heard that the world is whatever they decide and make... Continue Reading
A Plea for Our Girls
God’s plan for our girls is to grow into strong, virtuous daughters who are as “corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace” (Psalm 144:12).
In our times, these biblical distinctives will cause our girls to stand out against the culture and frankly, that’s hard for our girls, who just want to fit in. What is the church to do? Be the adults and refuse to let this culture steal away our girls. Our girls need to be celebrated, valued,... Continue Reading
“What Do You Expect? They are Only Pagans!”
The truth is, God still holds all unbelievers accountable for their actions. And we should too.
So some of the squeamish (and often woke) believers of today who say we should never call out pagans, or pagan rulers, or pagan nations, for their many wrongs, immorality and evil, because they are not Christian, are greatly mistaken. Yes we should uphold God’s standards to one and all. A good cop or judge will... Continue Reading