Can Broad and Narrow Complementarians Coexist in the SBC?

Paul grounds his prohibition in that divine design, “For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve” (1 Tim. 2:13).

Narrow Complementarianism” teaches that headship applies narrowly to ordination and to marriage. “Broad Complementarianism” teaches that headship reflects a comprehensive set of differences between male and female that have broad implications for our lives together in the church, in the home, and in society at large   Tom Schreiner is a world class New Testament... Continue Reading

Cultural Magisterium or Biblical Magisterium?

The culture has unabashedly committed itself to eradicating the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of life, the sanctity of family, the sanctity of sexuality, and the sanctity of gender.

So unashamedly let us proclaim the Gospel to a culture seeking to shame us into silence, while it shamelessly embraces evil, calls evil good, and good evil. To a culture that in vanity attempts to remove the shame of sin, we must speak the Gospel which alone can remove not only the shame but also... Continue Reading

Sometimes We Have to Ask: “Can We All Just Get Along?”

Can promoters of Revoice and confessional Presbyterians coexist in the same denomination?

Coexistence didn’t work.  Liberals cried for tolerance until they had enough power to demand that everyone agree with them.  The PCUSA now ordains transvestites, non-gender-binaries, and open atheists, but there is one position they will not tolerate – – anyone who questions women’s ordination.    In “Revoice, the PCA, and a Way Forward?” Pastor Todd... Continue Reading

Celibate but Compromised “Gay Christianity” Pushes into Conservative Churches

The “gay but celibate” movement has started to drown out voices like Butterfield’s because activists have deftly exploited the fears of Christians who don’t want to be called haters.

That the “gay but celibate” movement has made so many inroads with such a morally compromised agenda reflects the degree to which far too many conservative Christians have been emotionally manipulated to see LGBT people as victims who must be treated with special sensitivity, even if that means giving celibate “gay Christians” exemptions to biblical... Continue Reading

Being on Alert for the Demonic in the Mundane

We have to examine carefully what we’re seeking to achieve through our entertainment.

Despite all of our modern pretensions to advancement, even though 1,500 years have passed since Augustine’s day, our so-called evolved society still has bloodlust and regularly lathers its hands in violence as a form of entertainment. Yes, our spectacle entertainments have slick advertising and shiny wrappers, but beneath this layer of respectability we find the... Continue Reading

What Makes America Great?

Alexis de Tocqueville: Unlike other nations that were defined by ethnicity, geography, common heritage, social class, or hierarchal structures, America was a nation of immigrants bound together by a shared commitment to the republican principles of individual liberty, equality, personal responsibility, and laissez faire economics.

Steinrucken bristles over the long history of failures of rationally-based ideologies to make good on their utopian promises, or to provide a viable substitute for religion, in general, and Christianity, in particular. Steinrucken makes the astonishing admission that Christianity is the “guarantor of our political and legal system” because it is “a moral force independent... Continue Reading

Imagine There’s No Heaven? The Only Way is UP!

Our trouble is that if we only exist in the horizontal plane we are not looking UP to the only One who can pronounce what is virtuous, good and true.

We are living in desperately sad, bad and mad times.  We are witnessing a breakdown in human relationships, in trust, loyalty, truth and cohesion, at every level.  Why is this?  Because we have lost the awareness of the ‘up’ – that there is a God who is above us, who is greater than us, who... Continue Reading

Revoice and God’s Design for the Family

Revoice represents a theology and ethic which, if allowed to take root in the PCA, will lead us into great and grievous errors.

But as I have stated before, along with many others, the trouble with Revoice is the content. What Revoice proposes is a departure from what Christians have historically believed about key doctrines and their ethical implications. Revoice represents a theology and ethic which, if allowed to take root in the PCA, will lead us into... Continue Reading

The Overhauling of the Straight Presbyterian Church in America?

A published strategy from 1987 for making homosexuality acceptable among mainstream Americans.

“When conservative churches condemn gays, there are only two things we can do to confound the homophobia of true believers. First, we can use talk to muddy the moral waters. This means publicizing support for gays by more moderate churches, raising theological objections of our own about conservative interpretations of biblical teachings, and exposing hatred... Continue Reading

Equality = Legal Persecution Of Christians?

By excluding any religious consideration of sexual morality, the federal Equality Act would impose on an entire culture the unhealthy lifestyle of homosexual and transgender sexuality.

If it is passed by the Senate, the Equality Act will amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by adding to the categories protected by anti-discrimination laws “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI). This new social category of LGBTQ rights would join categories such as race and religion,... Continue Reading