Confusing Law and Gospel

Shane Vander Hart: We can’t ‘live’ the gospel. We can’t ‘do’ the Gospel. We can’t ‘be’ the Gospel. But we can believe it and share it.

Our Natural Heresy

Shane Vander Hart: Michael Horton said Pelagianism is the ‘default setting’ of the human heart and semi-Pelagianism has infiltrated many American churches.

Don’t Mistake Civic Religion with Biblical Christianity

Shane Vander Hart: Common beliefs as a nation are important but civic religion is not biblical Christianity, and it should never be the object of our faith.

Fear Not

Shane Vander Hart: Isaiah 43 provides a great reminder that whatever challenges we face, difficulties that arise, obstacles that seem to be in our way… we are to fear not.

Yes, Mr. President, It Is Hyperbole

Shane Vander Hart: Mr. President, your criticism of Republican election integrity bills is the very definition of hyperbole and Americans need less of it.

The Power of God

Stephen Charnock: “God’s power is like Himself: infinite, eternal, incomprehensible; it can neither be checked, restrained, nor frustrated by the creature.”

What Is An Evangelical?

Shane Vander Hart: Evangelicalism is not just white, not Republican, and not monolithic. It is defined by the good news of Jesus Christ as revealed in scripture.

Strive To Be Ruled, Not Rule

Shane Vander Hart: As a Christian strives to be ruled by God, not rule, that should make a marked difference in how we approach politics and life.

The Supreme Court Upholds Donor Privacy

Shane Vander Hart: The Supreme Court ruling is a win for donors’ privacy and association rights for any charitable organization regardless of its ideology.

Ephesians 6 Is Not a Call to Arms in the Culture War

Shane Vander Hart: Ephesians 6 does not describe preparation for a fight against a political ideology but preparation for spiritual warfare.

Christ the Central Fact of History

Shane Vander Hart: No one has impacted the world more than Jesus Christ. Even religious skeptics can’t deny his influence on history and Western civilization.

Key Resolutions Passed at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention

Shane Vander Hart: It is important to recognize that all of these resolutions are non-binding, but they reflect the direction and attitude of Southern Baptists.

The Supreme Court’s Narrow Ruling Upholding Religious Liberty

Shane Vander Hart: The Supreme Court provided a narrow victory for Catholic Social Services, but it didn’t solve the problems created by its 1990 Smith decision.

Pitfalls of the Church’s Involvement in Politics

Shane Vander Hart: The late Chuck Colson offers three pitfalls in the political realm for the Church and individual believers if they are not wary.

The Invitation of Christ

John Owen imagines Christ’s invitation for us: “Come I entreat you; lay aside all procrastinations, all delays; put me off no more; eternity lies at the door.”