The First Thanksgiving, Edward Winslow, 1621
By the goodness of God we are so far from want that we often wish you could partake of our plenty.
[Paragraph regarding the first Thanksgiving] Our harvest being collected our governor sent four men fowling together so we might rejoice together in a more special way after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. In just one day the hunters killed as much fowl as if their hunting party had been larger. The fowl... Continue Reading
Understanding Gender Ideology and Its Consequences: Part 1
The church is needed to defend reason as well as faith in our day.
The World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) was established to advance gender ideology as the scientific and professional viewpoint. Any health professional with a different viewpoint is speaking against the professional associations if they give voice to their dissent. Thus, the professionals that distressed parents will turn to will likely recommend the denial of... Continue Reading
The Declaration of Independence Founded a Theistic Republic
Individual founders differed in their doctrines, and yet they unanimously advocated for a theistic republic.
Why does exploring the founders’ reliance on God in the Declaration matter today? Because it is the most fundamental matter at the root of every political question. Why are humans equal? Because God created them so. Why do all humans have dignity? Because they are created in the image of God. Why can government not... Continue Reading
How Do Christians in the Military Love Their Enemies and Do Good to Them?
The whole counsel of God teaches us that military authority is legitimate, that Christians may serve in such military forces, and that loving our enemies does not mean to be unloving to the defenseless.
It is loving to protect and defend the defenseless, and it is also loving to protect a wicked person, an enemy if you will, from killing others—to bring that person to the point where they lay down their arms and give up their own evil ends. Thus, God has appointed and legitimized government authorities for... Continue Reading
Empowering Leaders for Righteousness
The Lord is with the righteous. He comes to their help and aid.
Capitol Commission exists not only to convert the ruler but also to warn the ruler that they are accountable to God. We need leaders who are declared righteous. In seeing a righteous God, we come face-to-face with our own unrighteousness. We see ourselves as sinners. Paul says, “None is righteous, no, not one; no one... Continue Reading
Humanity’s True Nature on Display
Support for Hamas proves that our historical sins are never that far away.
We hear that hate and inhumanity in the throngs of people chanting “Gas the Jews!” outside the Sydney Opera House. We watch it as privileged 20-somethings aggressively tear down Israeli hostage posters. We witness it as U.S. members of Congress refuse to condemn the ruthless murders of 1,300 Jewish civilians. The war resulting from the Hamas attack is a reminder of a... Continue Reading
The Future of Manufactured Children
Matt Krisiloff, CEO of Conception Biosciences and his team are working on producing human embryos from genetic material that is not connected in origin to an egg or a sperm.
Children appear in the article as commodities, things to be made by a team of scientists. The parents will not conceive children in the traditional, haphazard, and deeply mysterious way. Rather they will be providers of genetic material from which children can be manufactured to order. Choice becomes key here, just as it is in... Continue Reading
Where Are We Going and Where Have We Been?
Understanding the deep relationship between sexuality and spirituality helps us as we interact not only with ideas but with human beings in our own culture.
The LGBTQ agenda has become the new orthodoxy of woke culture. Anyone who even questions it is declared a heretic and cast from society for blasphemy. In this cultural setting we can expect resistance to and eventually persecution of those who hold to biblical orthodoxy. This agenda is new in recent Western history, so it... Continue Reading
Emasculating Heresy: The Battle for a Word
Historically, the words “heresy” and “heretic” generally have not been either defined or used in the limited sense of “getting Jesus wrong.”
In all likelihood, the current myth that “Heresy is getting Jesus wrong,” which pops up from time to time, can be traced back to the Second English Act of Supremacy of 1558 (sometimes titled 1559, the year of its approval), which was part of the Elizabethan Religious Settlement under Elizabeth I which reestablished Protestantism as... Continue Reading
There is No Room for Pornography in a Society that Cares about Its Children
Many people do not realize the current and future consequences of a generation raised on digital pornography; we must continue driving this point home.
Many communities still do not take this issue seriously enough. Many people do not realize the current and future consequences of a generation raised on digital pornography. Plenty of people think I’m exaggerating. And so, to raise whatever awareness I can, I will take the opportunity to cover every story I come across to keep... Continue Reading