Our Oppressive Moment
The Harper’s letter is a declaration intended to resist the poisonous atmosphere suffocating those who don’t enjoy our platforms and profiles.
The Harper’s letter is a declaration intended to resist the poisonous atmosphere suffocating those who don’t enjoy our platforms and profiles. We are not taking issue with critique, but with the idea that those who express certain views must not simply be criticized but have their epaulets torn off—demoted, shunned, and personally vilified. As... Continue Reading
Culture Warts or Faithful Servants (Part 2)
Who or what produced a massive change in Western culture?
This culture is not that of the Founding Fathers or that of the 1950s, which some would like to recover. It is a culture radically transformed by the recent invasion and adoption of pagan religions and infused by Jungian psychology, which is purposefully and specifically committed to the destruction of biblical faith. In... Continue Reading
2+2 Never Equals 5
Postmodernist Critical Social justice is centrally interested in destabilizing meaning so that those it anoints as sufficiently virtuous can decide what is “true” and so that no one has any grounds upon which they could disagree, even in principle.
So, now I’ve written well over 8000 words on the stupidest topic I could possibly have imagined ever having to write about, but it matters—and there’s a point to take away from all this. It is that postmodernism, particularly in the hands of the ideology of Critical Social Justice, is not at all interested in... Continue Reading
My Thoughts – Ten Weeks Downstream from George Floyd
Looking back to those days just ten weeks ago, I have a few more thoughts now – some from a personal perspective, some on the larger cultural moment.
Any and every solution offered to our land that does not begin with and focus upon the Lord Jesus as the only hope for breaking down dividing walls of hostility – any such action, public policy, legislative agenda, protest, or destruction – will only serve to bring more disappointment, disillusionment, and conflict. Only in Jesus... Continue Reading
‘Every Knee Shall Bow’
“I believe I can’t kneel before anything but God, Jesus Christ. I chose not to kneel. I feel if I did kneel I’d be a hypocrite. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.”
This is a small thing, maybe, but it’s an example of media ignorance about religion, bordering on bigotry. Bigotry, in the sense that a journalist for a national publication is holding a Christian player up as a bad example, while making no effort to understand why a believing Christian might be uncomfortable kneeling for anything... Continue Reading
Disobedience of God Results in Cultural Chaos
The underlying reason for our rebellion is our disregard of God’s ultimate authority in our lives.
The real problem in Israel in the time of the judges was that they had rejected the authority of God as their King. That is the same problem we see in our culture today. We have rejected the authority of God and His Word and have substituted the authority of man. We see that very... Continue Reading
A Most Prolific Form of Hate Speech Is the Most Ignored
A most prolific form of hate speech—based on negatively stereotyping a whole race of people—is the most ignored.
No race of people should be generally characterized or stereotyped by what some of their race did that was evil or wrongful attitudes entertained toward others. Otherwise, consistency and fairness would demand the same be done to all races; and, surely by now, we know both good and evil exist in all races. A... Continue Reading
A Response and Addition To “Why I Oppose Mask Mandates”
A huge factor in our COVID response and that is significantly underdiscussed: the rules we create themselves communicate something about the danger to people.
Although it operates at an intuitive level for most people, I think this is one of the reasons many feel trapped by COVID mandates. They recognize that restriction builds upon restriction, and short of an actual cure they do not see any easy way to reverse the ratchet. It is interesting and somewhat frightening, in... Continue Reading
Was the Apostle Paul a Racist?
By today’s definition of racism, the Apostle Paul could easily be identified as a racist.
The Cretans had a propensity as a people to lie, to prey on others, and to be lazy. They would rather eat than work. John Gill says, in his commentary on the book of Titus, written in the 18th century: “It was a sin they were addicted to; some countries are distinguished by their vices;... Continue Reading
On Living in an Atomic or a COVID Age
What might C.S. Lewis say of our new COVID situation?
If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking... Continue Reading