An Archbishop’s Address to the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney On Trends In the Church

An excerpt from the Presidential Address to the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney by Archbishop Glenn Davies on 14 October 2019.

Next year the General Synod will meet in a special session to confer on the issue of same-sex blessings and same-sex marriage…The General Synod must make a clear statement about the teaching of the Bible on the sanctity of sex within the marriage bond of a man and a woman, so that marriage is held... Continue Reading

“Straining Gnats on American Slavery”: A Rejoinder

A rejoinder in support of the thesis in “A Higher Calling to Truth About Our Multiracial History of Slavery.”

As Christ’s followers, we must not attribute blame or shame to innocent parties with another broad-brush stroke.  We seek to unite one another through truth and love.  Truth is not the enemy of Christian love.  Truth enforces and promotes love.  It’s a necessity.  It appears Mr. McDurmon believes all whites are guilty—a serious sin against... Continue Reading

Speech: Thoughts About Religious Liberty in America by William P. Barr

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks to the Law School and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame on October 11, 2019

No society can exist without some means for restraining individual rapacity. But, if you rely on the coercive power of government to impose restraints, this will inevitably lead to a government that is too controlling, and you will end up with no liberty, just tyranny. On the other hand, unless you have some effective restraint,... Continue Reading

Straining Gnats on American Slavery

A response to “Black and White Christians: A Higher Calling to Truth About Our Multiracial History of Slavery.”

There is no escaping the reality that in America, slavery was a one-sided affair. To suggest that blacks themselves had a culpable hand in the institutions that maintained their oppression in this country under slavery, black codes, Jim Crow, “separate but equal,” and much more, is to participate in that same line of oppression in... Continue Reading

Man Up, Men!

Deeply disheartened by the online antics of some Christian men, brothers who have reacted reprehensibly to recent books by sisters in Christ.

These brothers have reacted reprehensibly to recent books by sisters in Christ who have the courage to raise questions about the biblical integrity of particular conceptions of manhood and womanhood popular and popularized among conservative evangelicals in general and the Reformed community specifically.  And yes, it takes courage to raise such questions publicly.   I... Continue Reading

On Being a Kwitter

Paying close attention to what’s trending on Twitter leads me farther away, not closer to, the concerns of the people God.

There was a time when I felt it was good and necessary for me to keep up with the all the news, information, and opinions flying through Twitter—especially information about who has done what, who has said what, who’s in, and who’s out. I thought I might miss crucial information if I didn’t stay closely... Continue Reading

What Lenin Said About Christians and Socialism

“Religion is opium for the people,” wrote Lenin in December 1905, echoing his hero, Karl Marx. “Religion is a sort of spiritual booze.”

Lenin continued, stating that in order “to combat the religious fog… we founded our association, the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party, precisely for such a struggle against every religious bamboozling of the workers.” Lenin wanted a political system “cleansed of medieval mildew.” He wanted to halt “the religious humbugging of mankind.”   Editor’s note: This article... Continue Reading

Torn Between Two Cultures? Revoice, LGBT Identity, and Biblical Christianity

The chaos and confusion which are the inevitable products of the Sexual Revolution continue to expand and the challenges constantly proliferate.

Putting the pieces together, it becomes clear that Revoice and its organizers would rewrite the meta-narrative of Scripture so that Creation before the Fall is not heterosexual in orientation and can even include same-sex “aesthetic orientation,” the Fall is limited in its extent related to our sin nature, redemption does not mean that the “new... Continue Reading

The Poker Table

He gave me years to serve Him and minister His Word around and from that table.

Today the poker table sits in my study at home. The pad on top has been removed, and the cushions are recovered in a deep blue more fitting to my study. The days of it serving as a gaming table are long over, though occasionally it hosts a game of Euchre or Yahtzee as a... Continue Reading

Confronting Neo Paganism Part 3

Christian theologians, in this time of great confusion, must define the timeless struggle in order to establish essential theological clarity.

The ultimate choice is not between the old and the new, the traditional and the progressive, the cool and the uncool, the modern and the postmodern, autonomous mysticism and autonomous rationalism—but between two irreconcilable, perennial definitions of reality. The conflict is between theism and monism, between God and the world, between Twoism and Oneism, between... Continue Reading