The American epistemological crisis was born, one where people were confident that they could determine their own truth and mistrustful of anything they didn’t experience for themselves.
American evangelicalism, which has boasted in creedlessness, is failing chiefly through the lack of it.
God is up to something. The tumult of the present moment is setting up for a great reversal, which just happens to be God’s specialty. When God grows his Kingdom, things aren’t always what they seem. God can reverse trends.
The month of Thanksgiving means we are obligated to think about the Plymouth Pilgrims. But instead of reflecting on the First Thanksgiving, let’s remember the wise words from the first pastor of the Scrooby congregation. When the Pilgrims decided to leave Holland for the New World, more than half the congregation stayed in the Netherlands,Continue reading “Straightening our Path”
Worship ought to be more than a few songs, a video, and a sermon that is forgotten by 2 pm. Lord’s Day Worship should be a matter of covenant renewal, where God’s people are shaped through affirming their covenant vows.
Over the past eighteen months, you’ve watched the embers of latent disaffection fanned into flames of revolt. The revolutionaries triangulated their notions of equity, tolerance, and diversity into a particular interpretation of the world, one rejecting the Nature of Things. A thin consensus about love, race, and sex animates local mobs and well-tailored media. But what is lacking cannot be counted, so the consensus penetrates only as deep as the outer surface of life.
The enemies of the Lord wish to squelch the church (Mark 4:4; 1 Pt. 5:8), all in the name of tolerance. It’s a tolerant censure, which is as gentle as a meat-ax.
Since theology is more like music than calculus, imagine theology is a harp. The more strings that are in tune the more celestial the song.
The question then becomes, how are Christians to faithfully respond to employers who are pressuring employees to abandon their convictions. Many Christians know it is wrong to capitulate to such requests but might have difficulty articulating why or formulating a strategy to do so. We acknowledge that every situation is different and should be handled differently. Nevertheless, there are several principles on how to faithfully approach the issue.
C.S. Lewis, too, shared some thoughts about the Christian household, thoughts which I will now paraphrase for your reading edification.