In Defense of The Therapeutic
Talking about the gospel as therapeutic is dangerous. Not wrong, just dangerous.
Do we indwell a therapeutic culture? In one sense, unfortunately, yes: Rieff, Jones, and Trueman rightly lament the self-centered psychologizing of our society. In another sense, sadly, no: Nearly every aspect of our culture militates against true therapy. The pervasive noise of distractions hinders the gospel’s healing touch. Talking about the gospel as therapeutic... Continue Reading
An Open Letter to David French
No person may bind another’s conscience, not even one with the best of intentions.
The closest you came to referencing Scripture is that we need to love our neighbor. But condemning Christians for not loving their neighbor because they refuse a vaccine is a rather tenuous application. In Lev 13:46 the man with an infection isolates himself from the camp by going outside the camp for at least 7... Continue Reading
The Homeschooling Defense
Homeschooling grows ever more popular as the Left grows ever more aggressive in attempting to control what and how your children think and learn.
The Left may want your compliance, but it wants your children’s minds and hearts. They consume your children by keeping them away from you and immersing them in an education and culture soaked with their ideology. Your responsibility as a parent is to remove them from the jaws of this monster and place them on the... Continue Reading
Do Black Lives Still Matter?
Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government have introduced vaccine passports for federal workers that marginalize black lives.
If the Ontario government mandates vaccine passports, they would not just be betraying our fundamental freedoms—they would be betraying their own words about systemic racism. During the George Floyd protests last year, Canadian politicians said they believe black lives matter. Since then, however—Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government have introduced vaccine passports for federal... Continue Reading
The Explosive Growth of Homeschooling, Including Among Black Americans
Homeschooling in black households increased from 3.3 percent in the spring of 2020 to 16.1 percent in the fall of 2020.
Dr. Prather elaborated: “In the family that chooses to give their children more freedom in how they’re educated, that parent is now free to protect and advocate for their child’s freedom to learn. If the family is Christian, the parent has the freedom to disciple that child in the faith. If that family is Afrocentric,... Continue Reading
A Summer of Courage and Cowardice in the Evangelical Heartland
As the dust settles from the annual meetings of two major evangelical denominations, the contrast between the PCA and Southern Baptist Convention could hardly be more stark.
Seen in the context of the 2,000-year history of the church, the PCA’s deliberations were hardly revolutionary. But in 2021 cultural revolutionary America, the language commissioners proposed be added to the PCA’s Book of Church Order ring with Christian bravery before a hostile world: “Those who profess an identity (such as, but not limited to,... Continue Reading
It is My Business
Identity politics has emerged as a major point of conflict in both the culture and the church. Specifically, sexual identity is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life.
The emergence of sexual liberation as a rising public value and an essential human right means that Christians are accused of “bigotry,” “hatred,” “homophobia,” “heterosexism,” and “heteronormativity.” As gay people believe that their gayness is “who they are,” an in-born aspect of their essential personality, there will be an inevitable clash between biblical truth and... Continue Reading
A Covid Apology to America, on Behalf of the Evangelical Church
Believers should have found a different spirit—a spirit of faith and trust and courage. A spirit of freedom and peace.
True Christianity offers you something different than the world does, but true Christianity will cost you. And there will be consequences. What you saw from most of the professing church was a fearful and cowardly display of the fear of man and the love of this world. DC Talk’s 1995 hit “What If I Stumble?”... Continue Reading
What Would A Political Backlash To The Sexual Revolution Look Like? Maybe Like This Country
If there is to be a backlash to the cultural revolution that has conquered the West, what might it look like, politically speaking? Like the Viktor Orbán agenda in Hungary?
It is too early to tell whether Orbán’s agenda will ultimately be successful—but it is indisputably true that he is one of the only conservative leaders who is actually attempting to fight back in any significant way. He is funding conservative institutions, working to spread conservative ideas, fighting to keep LGBT propaganda away from children,... Continue Reading
Parents Have The Right To Be Vocal
Parents are vocally challenging curricula related to race issues in the K-12 schools of their children and on their school boards, especially dealing with Critical Race Theory.
Some schools, though, are already promoting sexual or gender issues—issues that are controversial based on parental and religious beliefs. Likewise, many race-oriented issues are especially controversial. Those influenced by Critical Race Theory focus heavily on Black and White populations even though the United States may be the most racially diverse of all nations. Around... Continue Reading