Equal in Glory, Coeternal in Majesty
What can we learn from the Athanasian Creed?
While the Athanasian Creed is largely forgotten in much of the Church today it is an indispensable resource from the Church’s past to spur us to such a faithful confession of the God who has revealed himself as Trinity in unity and unity in Trinity. The Athanasian Creed or Quicunque Vult was once, alongside... Continue Reading
As Christians, we have a view of the world and our work within it that ought to be simultaneously the most sober and the most ecstatic.
Christ’s world-saving grace deepens and details our Edenic craving for cosmic wholeness. Whenever we sense its semblance or mourn its absence, faith in Christ follows the heart of our heavenly Father in loving His world more fully. Where in this world is your soul best able to breathe? More popularly put: What is your... Continue Reading
A Contest of Civility: The Stakes of the Battle over the Equality Act
Codified laws flow from a worldview, and in the case of the Equality Act, the undergirding worldview is antithetical to human flourishing.
There are far more egregious consequences of the Equality Act than its lack of protections for religious freedom. It celebrates and legitimizes a way of life that is fundamentally destructive, both on an individual and societal level. The Equality Act would not merely alter legal code. It would engender and nourish a burgeoning assault on... Continue Reading
If You’re Debating Substance, You’ve Already Lost
By using factual, logical, rational arguments, you are very likely to lose and in fact, have probably lost already and just don’t know it yet.
The most important thing to understand is that today it’s generally the quality of cultural power rather than the quality of logical argument that determines which views prevail in society and the church. People who want their position to win out need to make sure they are addressing all the components of persuasion and debate,... Continue Reading
Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It
Truth and justice are on our side. If we can muster the courage, we will win.
In addition to pointing out the dishonesty of the historical narrative on which critical race theory is predicated, we must promote the true story of America—a story that is honest about injustices in American history, but that places them in the context of our nation’s high ideals and the progress we have made towards realizing... Continue Reading
You Are of Your Father the Devil
The unregenerate do not have the capacity to hear and receive the Words of Christ.
We have no idea when our Lord will return, but He said that He would and so we believe Him. We know also that He revealed that before He returns that there will be a “falling away.” Do you suppose that what we are witnessing in the visible church is that or perhaps, the beginnings... Continue Reading
The Beloved House of God
What used to happen in a sacred tent or majestic temple now happens wherever a local, duly-led congregation of Jesus-followers gathers to worship God.
Psalm 84 is a…is an exuberant love song extolling the place where God draws near and dwells. With a New Testament understanding of God’s House in mind, we may capture the truth like this: “How dearly loved is the gathered church, the House of God!” Two events coincided in our church a few Sundays... Continue Reading
Overture 36 on White Supremacy from Chesapeake Presbytery: Asks the PCA to Look for Monsters in the Closet
What Chesapeake Presbytery is asking the General Assembly to do is to study something that exists only in their minds.
What the PCA doesn’t need is another mission drift into social work and social engineering. If one wishes to see the world changed, it will happen in the same way that it has for the past 2000 years—through the work of the Holy Spirit regenerating hearts and turning them to Christ. The PCA needs to... Continue Reading
This Messianic Age
Everywhere we look, people have appointed themselves as the savior of others.
As false messiahs and idols always do, they falter, fall down, and fail us. What freedom and joy there is knowing the only One anointed by heaven to save! In their influential book When Helping Hurts on poverty alleviation, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert speak of the “god complex” or “savior complex” that so many exercise—especially in... Continue Reading
What’s an Exile to Do? Brace Yourself to Face Fiery Trials with Joy
Trials do to our faith what fire does to gold.
Know that our God has His good purposes in our suffering for His will, and that He sets the limits of how intense our suffering is and how long it lasts. Take the Apostle’s approach: do good and, if suffering comes, trust God to refine you and confirm you through it. The sobering truth... Continue Reading