Grace and faithfulness reflect God’s character in ways that duty cannot. They are not automatic or intuitive, and may be developed in the life of any person.
It is damaging to the church to treat one’s white brothers and sisters as ones responsible for the actions of a few, in other parts of the country and world.
As Christians we speak on behalf of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob under the authority of Christ to promote redemption in Christ, not Ferguson.
One of evangelicalism’s dilemmas during the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been to define the relationship between church and state.
I’m assuming that you are familiar with the situation in Houston, Texas. If not, to be brief, the city of Houston has subpoenaed sermons, emails, and other materials from area pastors. More on that in the two articles cited below. It’s a complex situation that revolves around the city’s “HERO” ordinance. Still, what has apparently […]
Philosophy of science struggles with method and framework. The framework question question goes to the presuppositions and assumptions behind one’s theory.
Christians seem to be fighting a two-front war dealing with the questions of science and reason. Faith sits at the crux of both questions.
Culture wars never end. That is why the gospel of redemption in Christ must be taken everywhere. It transforms the lost & the world in which they live.
An expansion on the earlier post “Framing Darwin in History“ Darwin’s life was surrounded by the industrial revolution. Life was motivated by progress. England seemed unbeatable, apart from that little setback in the Americas. Raw materials were coming in and finished goods were going out. There was profit for many and job security for most. […]
Introduction It would be easy to begin with the negative: Sometimes I do wonder about “evangelicals” who never evangelize. I’ve gone there too often. After all, if only 3% of churches grow by intentional evangelism, that is something to criticize. But perhaps starting with the critical approach comes out of my background, both from my […]
My life, like the life of everyone else, is filled with contradiction and error. The easy thing is to live the selfish life. But even the selfish life can mean different things. There is the selfish life of the left that tells us to live for today’s pleasure. There is the selfishness of Ayn Rand […]
Molinism is a type of philosophical theology. It is a structure that wraps itself around Scripture in an attempt to make sense of the content. That is not a bad thing in and of itself. We employ our methods of reason for interpreting the world around us and the logical contructs of a systematic theology […]
Sherif Gergis recently provided his perspective on “Reason and Revelation: Why Christians Need Philosophy”. In his piece he addresses the problem of national morality and social change with respect to the Christian world view. To accomplish this he asked three questions. First he addresses the nature of philosophy and “whether moral philosophizing (including natural-law reasoning) […]
By now you have all read about the debate. If you want to view it so that this perspective and other review make more sense it is available here. It was an interesting event to say the least. But at the same time it raised some important questions – difficult ones for both sides of […]
Like so many others I am neither Kuyperian nor neo-Kuyperian. I’m dispensational and that leads me to some different conclusions from others about how we address social issues. It affects how we set our priorities and whether we take a defensive or offensive posture toward significant social issues. It also affects how that posture is […]
Ask any liberal. The last thing we want is to have a theocracy where the church, any church or religion, may enforce its laws on a population that does not worship its deity. We do not want to see the execution of any modern incarnation of Michael Servetus. Nor do we want to see the […]