Election by Christ wars with rejection by our sinful flesh.
“In hindsight, it was all part of a selfish quest to nourish my long-held sexual fantasy of being a woman—a mental disorder called autogynephilia.”
The student “became aggressive, circling around him, getting in his face in a threatening fashion, while telling him, ‘Then I guess this means I can call you a c**t.’”
Individual, subjective states of mind now trump the First Amendment on college campuses.
Your excellence, then, is worth nothing. Nothing at all. Your shriving yourself of your racial sins, if you do it to establish your own goodness, only makes you more guilty, for you are still defying and rejecting the God who made you, and who, before you do anything else, wants you to let go of yourself as god and accept him as Lord.
While the Catholic Church continues to debate deaconesses, some Orthodox Churches have already embraced them, and still others look on with caution.
She listed people of Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish faiths before generalizing about other persecuted religions.
New Wave Feminists say, “We subscribe to something called the ‘Consistent Life Ethic.'” But it is not consistent at all, at least not in their hands. Nor is it pro-life.
George Orwell famously said, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” A British academic seeks to prove him right.
Critical Theory is corrosive to the Christian sense of virtue and justice. The dehumanization and objectification of women alongside the glorification of untethered eroticism during the halftime show, so obvious to those with a biblically shaped worldview, were invisible to those Christians who embrace its counterfeit.
Collectivizing property can witness to the Kingdom of God, in which all is provided for all to enjoy. That’s not what Marxists want.
Totalitarianism masked by terms such as “tolerance” and “diversity” is all the rage on American campuses.
The reason that we have Mr. Trump is that ordinary people got fed up with being told things they know, manifestly, are just not true.
The death of Jesus is what produces in Leila an entirely supernatural response to the death of her dear children. She sees in the Cross companionship, control and compassion.
The Super Bowl halftime show was a testimony to the schizophrenia of modern feminism.
But his help is meddlesome. He does not give you the kind of help you think you might like to have. For example, though you ask for help with your present circumstances, he may not always lift or alleviate them. If you are starving because you have no food, and you pray, you are right, you may still die. If someone is threatening to kill you, and you pray and ask for the threat to go away, you are right, you may still be killed. If you are depressed and you pray and ask for God to make you feel better, you are right, he may leave you to go on in your sadness.
Instead of sin and redemption, heaven and hell, law and Gospel, or even essential v. non-essential, sexual choices have to do with best practices. Sexual engagements outside of marriage do not quite meet the mark of human flourishing but neither are they defiant offenses against a thrice holy God.
The ignorant reactive voices, most especially the barbarous yelp of bloggers, must be quieted so that the considered wisdom of the wise might prevail
Lives that look like world beaters can be beaten down pretty darn quick.
I wrote the article below in 2016, hoping to dissuade orthodox Anglican primates from attending a Primates Meeting that had been called by the Archbishop of Canterbury. My aim was to show that much damage to the orthodox cause is done by meeting with those who claim...