Honor to Whom Honor Is Due: George H.W. Bush

Collin Brendemuehl: The elder President Bush served his country honorably. He was one of the last high-ranking WWII veterans, even a war hero.

Natural Rights and Evangelical Apologetics

Collin Brendemuehl: The idea of natural rights (the Christian version) would not communicate the gospel correctly in North Korea or Pakistan.

The Court Has Never Been An ‘Independent’ Arbiter

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.

An Apologetic Perspective on Crazy Rich Asians

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.

Worship Is Not About Us

Collin Brendemuehl: It’s hard to be self-correcting in, well, most everything. Worship is about Him and is not about us.

Reflecting on “Suicide of the West” by Jonah Goldberg

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.

Are We Witnessing Hollywood Conservative Streak in Avengers: Infinity War?

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.

The Systematic Evangelical Mind

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.

Timothy Gloege Gets Evangelicals Wrong

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.

Why Is Historical Theology Important?

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.

Bad Theology, False Flags, and The Church

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?

Why Do Evangelicals Tend to Be Politically Conservative?

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.

What A Reformed Perspective Can Teach Fundamentalists and Premillennial Evangelicals

Collin Brendemuehl: There is a lot of good reading in Kuiper’s works. The premillennial theologian might learn something for his correction and improvement.

A Softer Side to Eugenics?

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.

Have We Become Slaves to Data?

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.

Evangelicals Engaging An Honor-Shame Political World

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?”