Some Thoughts for Grieving Christian Parents

A hopeful message for Christian parents about raising their children.

If we treated Christian child rearing like we do pastor or missionary work, we would approach things very differently with parents of unbelieving adult children. When we hear of a missionary or pastor who labored for many years in one area to see few (if any) conversions, we laud that Christian, and we speak of... Continue Reading

Pity & Intersectionality

If we are in Christ, we are not victims. In Christ, we are “more than conquerors” (Rom 8:37).

It may be tempting for the Christian to adopt a worldly understanding of society and culture, but we recognize that no person is left without excuse before our sovereign God, regardless of sex, race, class, socio-economic status, citizenship, sexuality, or any other worldly distinctive. The created has nothing to leverage against the Creator. We dare... Continue Reading

Can Scripture Teach Gen Zs To Be Godly Parents?

Parenting is the godly maturing of the child’s brain, God’s way.

Those who no longer consider God’s Word as authentically relevant and who have placed their faith in their personal moral subjectivism, are saying: “You have no right to tell me what I can or can’t do.” What’s our evangelistic choice?   First in a Series of Four We are living in a post-Christian era, an... Continue Reading

Critical Theory, Dr. Levinson, Dr. Shenvi, and Evangelicalism: Final Thoughts

Some thoughts in response to the recent exchange on Critical Theory.

Since I was implicated in Dr. Levinson and Dr. Shenvi’s recent exchange published on The Aquila Report, I thought I might offer some final thoughts in response. If you have not read either of the pieces, it might be helpful to start there. (“Does Critical Theory Matter for the Evangelical Church to Act for Social Justice?: A... Continue Reading

The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America, with the average age now 13 years old.

It is estimated that at least 100,000 children—girls and boys—are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.... Continue Reading

Knowing Why We Want Knowledge

Knowledge can be a good thing, it is never good divorced from a reflective culture of personal holiness.

Let’s be honest, we don’t need PhDs to love Jesus, grow in holiness and serve him faithfully. But we so often favour those with deep knowledge of the scriptures and of Christian stuff in general (which is all good) whilst overlooking more pertinent matters of the heart. Often in reformed circles, knowledge is godliness. That,... Continue Reading

Transformational Thanksgiving

Gratitude is a spiritual act used by God in transforming us through the struggles of the human condition and to enable a positive resting in the work of Christ

Gratitude has also been shown to protect from the destructive impulses of envy, resentment, and bitterness, and may even offer some protection against psychiatric disorders. On the positive side, gratitude promotes happiness, altruism, joy, love, and enthusiasm. In fact, research suggests that the effect of gratitude is larger than the effects of optimism, hope, or... Continue Reading

Praying Thankfully: A Thanksgiving Meditation

If ever you find yourself at a loss for words, there is something you can do. Turn to the Lord's Prayer.

Martin Luther employed the Lord’s Prayer encouraging disciples to use each clause as a hook on which to hang thoughts of their own. From each clause of the Prayer, he recommended making “a garland of four twisted strands” by, (1) identifying the truth(s) taught, (2) expressing thankfulness for all the good gifts suggested, (3) confessing... Continue Reading

Chick-Fil-A Talks Out Of Both Sides Of Its Mouth While Switching Support From Christian To LGBT Charities

Chick-fil-A has betrayed its mission with its dollars and cowardice. Christians need to send a message loud and clear because apparently CFA's president really likes clarity.

Chick-fil-A calculated that, by making this announcement, the LGBT bullies would ease up. Big miscalculation. Nor does it cohere with making the zealous LGBT organization Covenant House one of three main recipients of a $9 million Chick-fil-A donation, replacing among others the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Salvation Army, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home... Continue Reading

A Follow Up about the Karen Swallow Prior Kerfuffle

Has a newly hired professor at Southeastern renounced her endorsement of Revoice whose theology and ethics of sexuality is spiritually poisonous? Or does she still support its mission?

I realize that for Dr. Prior to withdraw her support of Revoice might seem to some as unloving and dismissive of those who struggle with same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria. But it isn’t. It is lovingly indicating that an organization that, regardless of how good their intentions are, fails to understand God’s Word at key... Continue Reading