Enlightenment Liberalism Is Losing Ground In The Debate About Race
The liberalism of Enlightenment philosophy starts with the assertion that all human beings have equal moral worth. Yet when it comes to race many liberals have failed to live up to their own values.
Though that is not all thanks to Enlightenment liberals, obviously, liberalism has prospered as Marxism and fascism have failed. But its poor record on race, especially with regard to African-Americans, stands out. Income, wealth, education and incarceration remain correlated with ethnicity to a staggering degree. True, great steps have been taken against overt racial animus.... Continue Reading
An Important Win for Religious Liberty: Espinoza v. Montana
The opinion effectively ends the ability of state governments to discriminate against religious education under what are commonly referred to as “Blaine Amendments.”
The Supreme Court now finds in a 5-4 decision—with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinion along with Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh—that the Montana Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Montana scholarship tax credit/scholarship program was unconstitutional. When first instituted, the legislation allowed parents to use scholarship grants for tuition payments to religious... Continue Reading
Here’s The Dilemma Humanism Can’t Solve But Christianity Can
The Humanist savior is mankind, while the Christian savior is Jesus Christ.
There is another answer, the one provided by Jesus Christ. But secularists/humanists are increasingly not merely rejecting the answer provided by Jesus Christ, they are becoming more intolerant and impatient with it, as seen in radical leftist Shaun King’s declaration this week that “all murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European... Continue Reading
Bringing Down Churchill
Churchill’s statue in London’s Parliamentary Square was defaced by a protestor who spray-painted “was a racist” across its base.
While recognizing his flaws, we should, however, evaluate Churchill’s historical context and scrutinize his arguments. And we should remember that without Churchill, Britain might have capitulated to the Nazis as France did and that world history would be radically different. In leading Britain during World War II, Churchill acted with consummate courage and arguably had... Continue Reading
The Evangelical Church’s Confused Witness on Race: Part 3
The apparent obsession of many of the leaders in the SBC and the PCA with white racism is rooted in white guilt.
Racism will be with us until Christ consummates His marriage with His Bride, the church. But God’s wisdom shows us that the best way to help blacks and other minorities is not through welfare, affirmative action, or confessing our racism—unless, of course, we really are racist In Part 2 of this series, we presented the... Continue Reading
Writing Every Wrong
Social media provides us with the endless opportunity to opine on anything – whether anyone cares to hear it or not; but do we personally have to right every wrong?
These tests may militate against our impulse to write immediately, spontaneously, and even crushingly. However, pausing to weigh the wisdom in whatever we would write may well lead us to forego the writing altogether – or certainly to adopt a wiser tone that corresponds with these biblical tests. We really do not need to write... Continue Reading
Is The Church’s Officer Class Surrendering?
They have declared that the purpose of the Gospel is racial reconciliation rather than reconciliation of sinful man to a holy and righteous God.
So now even the Gospel is subverted to meet the needs of the gods of Diversity and Inclusion. They have pimped the Gospel to to appease people who will never be appeased. They have declared that the purpose of the Gospel is racial reconciliation rather than reconciliation of sinful man to a holy and righteous... Continue Reading
The Neoliberal Counter-Revolution
We’re witnessing a counter-revolution of the neoliberal class—academe, media, large corporations, ‘experts,’ Big Tech—against the nationalist revolution launched in 2016.
But when national institutions bow (or kneel) to the street fighters’ demands, it should tell us that something else is going on. We aren’t dealing with a Maoist or Marxist revolt, even if some protagonists spout hard-leftish rhetoric. Rather, what’s playing out is a counter-revolution of the neoliberal class — academe, media, large corporations, ‘experts’,... Continue Reading
A Godless Great Awakening
Identity politics is an American Awakening without God and without forgiveness.
Identity politics is the great affliction of our times. It addresses the curse of death not by looking for divine redemption, but by attempting to construct an Edenic world without death. That is why our debates about quarantines and vaccines are so supercharged. We are not arguing about medical science. We are arguing about whether... Continue Reading
Engaging Culture With A Clear Vision
Whatever comes of any cultural revolution, believers engage the present age remembering where their true home and citizenship are.
Our children are facing and will continue to face a turbulent and hostile culture. They are being exposed to anti-Christian thought and arguments (implicitly and overtly) everywhere they turn. I would submit that instead of focusing so much on the culture, we should focus on our children. Many of you are well familiar with... Continue Reading