We’ve been tearing babies out of the womb and chucking them away, destroying the lives of their mothers and fathers in the process and yeah, the economy, heretofore, has been ticking along fine, but, I would say, with little beauty and less honor and certainly dubious quantities of justice.
If there were no pandemic sickness and the government were to tyrannically demand that we not meet on pain of death, I think we would be obligated to disobey and face the consequences. But in this case, lives are at stake, not the Gospel.
The great thing about a church is that it’s a community no matter what your lifestyle or work. Do you work in an office? That’s great, you can still go to church. Do you work at home? That’s great too.
Tellingly, only one, Bishop Love of Albany, has stood his ground and now faces censure or deposition for his courage.
I ended up discovering by accident that I gained more than I gave up.
If that is where all women in this moment’s bright day live (though I know it isn’t) it will then be quite shocking to see the words of Jesus printed there so baldly and offensively on the page. “Unless one is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” How can such a thing be heard? Especially when there is no agreement that first you must be born at all.
“Love the sinner, hate the sin,” is not an inherently bigoted thing to say, though of course as a slogan it can be used that way. Properly understood, it is actually the gospel. This is what God does—he “loves the sinner” and because that is true, he also “hates the sin.”
Weekend Review 2-23-20: The Diagnosis of Romans 1, the Theology of the Cross, and Consensual non-monogamous Wokevangelicals
Full Audio Here: This week we look a bit a the misunderstanding of the church (w/o reference to the Brunner book:) when law and Gospel are not rightly distinguished. Are people not going to church because we're not being "loving" enough? Is it really a case of us not...
Takes some real wishful thinking to get us a king.
I used to say to people encountering the Bible for the first time, who were struggling along with it, that the Bible is like a yardstick that God slowly spiritually embeds in your spine.
Nonetheless, I never forgot that in worship sometimes less is more. A simple said liturgical office can often help one worship, pray, and contemplate more, maybe far more, than a “praise and worship” service.
Weekend Review: Porno Valentines, Law and Gospel, and how/why to end Your Associations with Unbelief.
And no, nothing to see here; there is absolutely nothing disturbingly illuminating about that. What are you, a Puritan?
Election by Christ wars with rejection by our sinful flesh.
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.
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.
On the Radar
Equipping our kids might mean talking to them about difficult and uncomfortable subjects long before we’d like to.
Though the discovery of the Persian wall and tower was unexpected, when considering the historical sources, it is entirely unsurprising. The Bible discusses just such a wall, at length and in great detail.
In my youth, I had been numbed to the decadence that now was impossible to ignore. I started isolating myself from my peers in order to focus on my work and practice my faith.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Gay and lesbian activists, along with their bisexual allies, are about to be clobbered. They’re about to be decked. But not by those enemy evangelicals they have long resented and demonized.
She was trans by age 8, when her mother outlined the LGBTQ acronym after a search for gender-nonconforming bathing suits.
I wanted to outrun the Nothing. And there was nothing I would not have sacrificed—friendships, relationships, the blood from the heel of my foot—to get it.