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”
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. 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”
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”
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.
The church may not be interested in cultural issues, but cultural issues are interested in the church.
What are we to do about the growing secular influence, especially within the church? The answer is that we must be thoroughly Christian, in every respect.
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”