A Lament for Blasphemy
Instead of focusing solely on the person of Christ, however, “O Sacred Neck” weaves in images of George Floyd, together with calls to “break down prison doors.”
The result is blasphemy on a grand scale. Note that blasphemy is the specific, not emotional, charge of insulting God. “O Sacred Neck” insults the Lord by depicting Jesus as a drug-abusing George Floyd, and it does so on a large scale by inviting many singers to join in such worship. The Porter’s Gate... Continue Reading
Pushing Back Against The Madness
The so-called anti-racism or critical race theory is the new religion of human resources offices, has captured the minds of the academy and has come into the church.
Professor Eberhardt impugns the integrity of every American (and every agency employee) of any ethnicity or creed, because she claims we’re all unconsciously racist. This is beyond the pale. I look forward to future recommendations on the important issue of race relations. I can only hope they do not follow the same theme of “if... Continue Reading
Christians And Those In Authority
We must carefully seek God’s wisdom in every matter before we open our mouth.
The wise man trusts in the Lord, not in human leaders whose plans are finite and often futile. Even those leaders who trust in God and seek to follow Him are fallible and can lead you astray. Yet God tells us that our human leaders have authority from Him. Godly leaders will probably at least... Continue Reading
The Dead-end of Research Justice
In “Cynical Theories,” the authors demonstrate that modern Critical Theory is essentially applied post-modernism.
Critical Theory values epistemic diversity—as if spiritism or superstition are just as valid as rational and evidentiary forms of knowing. But we must insist that reason and evidence are universal values, not white ones. They are universal because they are gifts from God to be used for his glory, not to be discarded as racist... Continue Reading
Not Enough Atoms in the Universe to Model Your Brain
Elon Musk is dedicated to developing a Body Machine Interface (BMI); specifically, implanting a computer connection into the human brain.
“Famously, there aren’t enough atoms in the universe to build a full model of what every cell is doing [in the brain]. It’s a theoretically intractable problem, you can’t even conceive of a computer large enough because there isn’t enough material in the universe to make it.” We sometimes feel overwhelmed at how small we... Continue Reading
3 Indications of Really Bad Leadership
To be a good leader, choose compassion over cruelty, clarity over chaos, and humility over self-consumption.
Leaders who are self-consumed are always bad leaders. They are not consumed with the mission but with themselves; thus, their decisions are always in their own self-interest and not in the interest of those they are designed to serve. Saul was consumed with himself. After defeating an army and disobeying God by keeping the choice... Continue Reading
An Unholy Neck Song
A newly released song, “O Sacred Neck, Now Wounded,” is a takeoff of the hymn, “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” but focuses on the death of George Floyd.
At best, the song can be viewed as an awkward attempt to mingle glimpses of Christ’s suffering together with the death of Floyd, in order to point out the significance of the recent Minneapolis tragedy. At worst—and I will argue that this is in fact that case—the song does serious damage to the Name of... Continue Reading
Even Atheists Have Faith
There is no conflict between faith and reason.
Everybody, including atheists, has faith because everybody, including atheists, assents to the truth of many things based solely on testimony from others. We know the time and place of our birth because we assent to the testimony of our parents and/or the person(s) who filled out our birth certificate. … We know most of what... Continue Reading
Beauty’s Difficulties: The Problem of Taste
The conversation about beauty moved away from a discussion of harmony, proportion, or unity and towards the idea of taste.
This non-religious aesthetic form of art was soon to become valued for itself, creating “art for art’s sake”. Art was now on its way to becoming an autonomous entity, divorced from worship, ethics, or religiously useful effects on the head and heart. Instead, these works of art were valued as badges of social status, goods... Continue Reading
Why Did White People Exploit Black People?
History isn’t black or white. History isn’t about oppressors and victims—we’re all oppressors, we’re all victims. No one is righteous. No ethnic group, no tribe, no nation is innocent.
No one is innocent. We’re all perpetrators and victims of exploitation and oppression. No one is innocent, not Europeans, not Africans, not White people, not Black people—no one. Why Did White people exploit Black people? The answer is the same for why Black people exploit White people, why we exploit our neighbours, why our neighbours... Continue Reading