On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare
Author of “Apocalypse Never” formally apologizes for the climate scare he was a part of creating over the last 30 years.
But there are also reasons to believe that environmental alarmism will, if not come to an end, have diminishing cultural power. The coronavirus pandemic is an actual crisis that puts the climate “crisis” into perspective. Even if you think we have overreacted, COVID-19 has killed nearly 500,000 people and shattered economies around the globe. Scientific... Continue Reading
Devolution, Not Evolution
The inadequacy of Darwinism can be found at the molecular level.
Two decades ago, in Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe flipped the conventional understanding that the evolutionary battle is one of science vs. faith. He showed scientifically that macro-evolution is a satisfactory explanation only for those who are true believers in the words of a 19th-century prophet. Now, in Darwin Devolves, Behe highlights new scientific discoveries that show... Continue Reading
5 Marks Of Contentment
In his book “The Art of Divine Contentment,” Thomas Watson described five characteristics of a contented heart.
Contentment would rather wait upon God than sin against God. “A contented Christian is willing to wait God’s leisure, and will not stir till God opens a door.” The spirit of contentment says, “I would rather stay in prison than purchase liberty by sinning against God.” In his book The Art of Divine Contentment, Thomas... Continue Reading
The Gathering Storm
No one can doubt the existence or strength of the great winds of change that are sweeping over us all.
The purpose of Mohler’s book is to identify how secularization has impacted various parts of society. He wants Christians to see the reality of it, then to consider how to stand strong, how to exercise moral courage, and how to honor God as the storm gathers. “One of Winston Churchill’s great virtues was his ability... Continue Reading
How Abortion Lies Mimic the Movie “The Island”
It’s ironic that a Hollywood flick holds a more accurate view of human value than most abortion-choice advocates.
I’ve had conversations with abortion-choice advocates for two decades, and they often deny the unborn are bona fide human beings. Instead, they refer to them as an “it,” a “fetus,” a “clump of cells,” an “unwanted pregnancy,” or—if they’re generous—a “potential human.” All their language, however, is the same. It’s dehumanizing. It’s also a lie. Maybe... Continue Reading
Miss. Pastor Wins ‘the Voice,’ Sings Christian Song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ in Finale
“Pastor, we love seeing your journey throughout this whole season,” coach John Legend told him.
Shelton praised him for “the connection you have with people.” In the finale, Tilghman also performed alongside his coach Shelton the John Mellencamp hit “Authority Song,” The minster was surrounded by his wife of 21 years and their eight children as host Carson Daly named him the winner of the singing competition. Todd Tilghman, a... Continue Reading
A Singing People
How might you tap into this reservoir of lyrical theology, encouragement, and hope?
The hymns that evangelicals have sung—songs originating with Charles Wesley, John Newton, William Cowper, Fanny Crosby, African American spirituals, Horatius Bonar, Ira Sankey, and more—come from different eras, classes, and socio-economic conditions. But these hymns, diverse as they are, still share significant commonalities. Noll sees three threads running through classic evangelical hymnody: The scandal of... Continue Reading
The Plague in Literature and Life
One common feature found in nearly all plague literature, is the “reciprocal resemblance” between the plague as a medical event, and as a metaphorical episode.
There is another, even more disturbing discovery by Girard in his survey of the plague literature. Not only did the medical aspects of the plague play a rather minor role in the background of the narrative, but they served mainly as a disguise for a far more terrible threat—a complete sociological breakdown, and a “certain... Continue Reading
Review: ‘Free to Believe: The Battle over Religious Liberty in America’
A Review of ‘Free to Believe: The Battle over Religious Liberty in America’ by Luke Goodrich
Free to Believe is organized into three sections: defining and defending religious freedom; contemporary threats to religious freedom; and where the battle goes from here. In the first section, Goodrich breaks down what religious freedom is, from a legal, historical, and scriptural/theological perspective. Specifically, he persuasively argues that Christians ought to support a strong conception... Continue Reading
Review: ‘Natural: How Faith in Nature’s Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science’
Just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it's good. It also doesn't mean it's bad.
Levinovitz’s thesis is that “natural” carries with it a theological valence that smuggles in the idea of goodness. What is natural is willed by God, even for people who don’t seem to care about God’s will. In a secular age, people will still overpay for “natural” candles with scents called “Church”…When we say something is... Continue Reading