Collin Brendemuehl: The court has never been an “independent” arbiter. It has always followed a worldview which for the past century has been both progressive and statist.
Collin Brendemuehl looks at the romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, through the lens of a biblical worldview and shares what we can learn from the film.
Collin Brendemuehl: It’s hard to be self-correcting in, well, most everything. Worship is about Him and is not about us.
Collin Brendemuehl: Jonah Goldberg’s work is useful. It’s a little short-sighted in its rejection of Burke. He paints a proper picture of the swamp. He understands the problem of Marx and Darwin in politics. And he clarifies the conservative principle well that economic class is mutable.
Collin Brendemuehl: In Avengers: Infinity War there is a subtext of honesty that conservatives should recognize and acknowledge. It’s something we’ve been looking forward to seeing for several decades. I dare say that this movie is making pro-life overtures.
Collin Brendemuehl: Everybody thinks systematically including evangelicals. We interpret everything around us according to our frame of reference, which is certainly more than a mere mental state.
Collin Brendemuehl: All of us who are evangelical — pentecostal, fundamental, reformed, Anabaptist — we all share in something that lets us fellowship. Of course, we don’t agree on all of it. But we do share in Christ and common core truths.
Collin Brendemuehl: Just two hundred years of church history says a great deal about who we are. The more history we read the more we understand ourselves. With the proper attitude, the more this understanding can help us correct ourselves and fix our errors.
Collin Bredemuehl: Can bad theology create a false flag? Can bad theology create a situation where someone else deceived so that they would sin as the seeming right choice?
Collin Brendemuehl: It is not that conservatism and evangelicalism go hand-in-hand. There is no theological or political bond between them. Evangelicalism existed before conservatism and will exist after it is gone.
Collin Brendemuehl: There is a lot of good reading in Kuiper’s works. The premillennial theologian might learn something for his correction and improvement.
Collin Brendemuehl: There is not an acceptable side to the eugenics movement, but not all of it is overtly ugly and remains a big part of our pop culture.
Collin Brendemuehl: It will be a difficult transition for our society to move toward liberty and away from being driven by the mix of Hollywood and Madison Ave.
Collin Brendemuehl: The shame on our nation is clear. But we want to deal with shame and not wallow in it. Thus, the question seems to be “What will resolve our shame?”
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.