The best way to be someone now is to have suffered deeply and tragically in any number of ways. Not suffering or being too materially comfortable is almost a liability. And so there is a rush to document and prove through the socials all the way in which one has been misused by “society,” by others, by the universe, by whole groups of people, and most of all by the Bible.
When Orwell wrote about two plus two equaling five, he was offering a warning, not a suggestion.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk free will on the occasion of Independence Day. Is the biblical assertion that we are slaves bad news…or is it ultimately Good News?
Its proponents keep citing Marx and it makes inroads into our culture. If it’s not “Cultural Marxism” then what do we call it?
In a time of crisis, our leaders have failed the most basic test of leadership: the obligation to tell the truth.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss theological errors. What’s the difference, they ask, between a Christian who is wrong about something and someone who has put themselves outside the scope of the faith?
The authors of the Letter draw the unsubstantiated conclusion from it that the clergy of the entire denomination are collectively guilty of ethnic prejudice and that to be absolved we must confess and do penance.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the removal of statues and the renaming of buildings, talk about the complicated nature of history, and rejoice in the Good News of the Gospel for people with sins in their past.
The way to deal with the imperfections and villainies of history is to remember them and learn from them, not to vandalize or remove their memory.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the Supreme Court’s recent Bostock decision, continue their exploration of the world’s anti-Gospel, and consider what the Christian life will look like in a world that, more and more, rejects Christ.
There is a lot of sickening injustice out there. If you were thinking about mourning, this would be a great day to do it.
The debate within the ACNA is not over whether racism is a sin or whether it exists, but over how we recognize it, the extent to which it underlies our systems, who is implicated by it, and what the Gospel offers in response.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about one of Christianity’s core doctrines, original sin. How does a proper understanding of sin make the Gospel news sound all the sweeter?
I never thought I’d wake up one June and find that the blazing headlines of the moment would not be about Gay Pride month. That cyclical liturgy is now so much a part of the American experience that I have been shocked to see it unseated on the daily twitter scroll....
There’s a difficult national conversation around race and justice happening right now. What is the Good News for this divided time?
The Left likes to hijack just about everything. Heck, they even hijack comic books and shaving products. So did you really think they would be satisfied with taking over the “mainline” denominations?
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the Holy Spirit, some common misunderstandings, and how the Spirit connects to the Good News about Jesus.
What does Jesus’ death on the cross mean? Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the atonement on this episode of The Stand Firm Podcast.
Jesus’ message is offensive in the extreme. Hearing it, we are ready to cover our ears and take up stones. But this is when the Spirit of God moves, turning what is otherwise offensive into Good News.
Jady Koch, Nick Lannon, and Matt Kennedy discuss the leftward theological and ideological drift on the part of a number of highly platformed ACNA clergy, how this drift affects the proclamation of the Gospel, and what type of Church it could produce.