On Subjective Emotion and Objective Truth

When meaning is found in subjective emotion instead of objective truth, it’s no wonder the frauds will create passion from the banal.

When meaning is found in subjective emotion instead of objective truth, it’s no wonder the frauds will create passion from the banal. It doesn’t matter if the passion is based on real truth; they will have received their fix, and feverishly continue their eternal quest of internal fulfillment, with no regard to the casualties they... Continue Reading

Social Justice and the Problem of Evil

One reason social justice Christians do not raise questions about the goodness of God may be that they conceive of systemic evil as a problem similar to indwelling sin within a believer.

In other words, the remedy for a system of evil in the world is sanctification. This is akin to social justice Christians plan for eliminating injustice. You stand and fight against the system. And if structural evil is systemic the way that spiritual warfare is pervasive, then the remedy for both is through growth in... Continue Reading

Are Missionaries Wiping Out The Closer-To-Nature Ways Of Life In Remote Tribes?

A missionary rebuttal to some British newspaper articles, based on a 15-day trip by a Russian photographer, claiming that missionaries are " wiping out" the Korowai tribe in Indonesia.

In the wake of the death of John Chau by the hands of the remote tribe he sought to reach with the Gospel, the internet is alight with criticism that Christian missions are more akin to colonialism, wiping out pristine, innocent societies who are living in perfect harmony with nature.   Trevor Johnson, who serves alongside his... Continue Reading

Karen Pence, Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, Part of a Christian Ministry?

Karen Pence is a believing Christian woman. She took a part-time job at a private Christian school. And this is a scandal for some in the secular culture.

Immanuel is a church ministry applying the church’s theology. No one is forced to attend the church. No one is forced to attend the school. It’s a voluntary association that is protected by the First Amendment and rooted in the faith that guides the lives of tens of millions of Americans. What’s next? The belief that public figures... Continue Reading

Marching for Life: Countering Roe V. Wade’s Escorts

The “escorts” work outside abortion clinics to ensure that every pregnant mom who approaches the door doesn’t get deterred or change her mind, especially by pro-life sidewalk counselors.

It’s crucial to understand that it isn’t the job of the escorts to take that girl home and help her heal. No, their work is finished. That’s the duty taken up by the pro-lifers. There are many pro-life ministries focused on assisting post-abortive women to recover, such as Rachel’s Vineyard. Silent No More, and the... Continue Reading

Whither the Presbyterian Church in America?

As the PCA moves through its 47th year as a denomination we should ask “whither the PCA?”

Denominations do not last forever or remain evangelical forever. I have seen the futility of those who tried to reform the PCUS from within. It became impossible. The PCA appears to be going down all the same paths that led to the demise of the PCUS as an evangelical denomination. On some issues, such as... Continue Reading

LGBTQ+ Audit

We must be open to all kinds of people coming to our churches.

The mainstreaming of homosexual perversion into the church is not going away. What is the solution? Unless we evangelize the homosexual, adulterer, fornicator, drunkard, con-artist, liar, thief, and every other kind of sinner; unless God causes them to be born again by the Spirit, then there is no hope for any of them. The answer,... Continue Reading

Christian Liberty

Ever since the fall of man in the garden, natural man has been a slave to sin, but Christ set us free from the bondage of our sin.

There is simply no charity in taxation and government programs. Charity can only be carried out voluntarily through individuals. And will only be carried out to the best it can be through Christians, i.e., through the church. Christians must obediently carry out their obligations to love their neighbor, to care widows and their children, to... Continue Reading

Honoring the Lord’s Day in An Age of Sunday Sports

Ministers and officers who take confessional vows should think twice before publicly commending activities and choices that contradict the teachings of our standards.

Ministers and officers who take confessional vows should think twice before publicly commending activities and choices that contradict the teachings of our standards. No two officers or church members approach the Lord’s Day in exactly same way. No one believes that they keep the day perfectly or maybe even well. But certain actions and words... Continue Reading

Angela Davis and the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute revoked its invitation to honor city native Angela Y. Davis at a February gala from receiving the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award.

Charitably, one might assume that the attention and accolades conveyed on Angela Davis by American academic institutions and narrowly averted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute issue from ignorance of her record caused by decades during which the study of history has devolved into fables conceived in self-serving multicultural and diversity polemics. To be ignorant... Continue Reading