Subjectivism: The Tie that Binds

Introduction They say when trouble comes to close the ranks. The way we do this is to be thoroughly Christian in every respect. This requires that we not apologize for what the Bible says, use family devotions to teach our kids, reclaim the Lord’s Day, read good books, trust the promises of God—no, really trustContinue reading “Subjectivism: The Tie that Binds”

The Authenticity Ethos Versus Biblical Christianity

Introduction The ubiquitous expectation in modern life is to “be true to oneself,” which means the foremost concern and superseding moral imperative is the cultivation of the self.[1] This self-creation assumes that people have the liberty to form their judgments, even when aligned against the Nature of Things. It’s the liberty to ignore the LawgiverContinue reading “The Authenticity Ethos Versus Biblical Christianity”

God and Self-realization

In the recent articles “God and Culture” and “God and Psychotherapy,” we have been introduced to several important and helpful observations about dangers of life in our psycho-sexual, techno-therapeutic world—namely, the temptation to reduce the Christian mission to banal platitudes without any practical benefits and the expectation to treat the whole of humanity, including ourselves,Continue reading “God and Self-realization”

God and Psychotherapy

While Christians believe that one’s environment helps form one’s character (Gal. 1:14), we don’t think that material categories erase moral ones. There is such a thing as nature and nurture. There are environmental factors that are part of everyone’s story. But there are also duties and obligations, wrong appetites and right ones, and sinful acts done by sinful people.

Straightening our Path

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”