No Christian, You Should Not Include Your Pronouns In Your Email Signature
The trendy phenomenon of sharing your pronouns in your email signature is growing and in some places strongly encouraged.
We live in a world today that is sometimes, unfortunately, complex. Our first filter on anything we write should be “is this immediately true or false?” but we also have a duty to consider, much as we can, the other messages we are sending by what we choose to say and not to say. The... Continue Reading
Polyamory and the Overton Window
If you had asked me ten years ago whether evangelicals would ever give up ground on the issue of homosexuality, I would have said “no way!”
I am confident that at this point in 2020, the vast majority of evangelicals recognize that polyamory is sinful and should be opposed. But will that be the case in 2030 after a decade of a widening Overton Window on polyamory? Do we see the ways in which articles like this subtly encourage readers to... Continue Reading
Questions for the PCA Stated Clerk Nominee, Dr. Bryan Chapell
Is using terms and modifiers that are both loaded and indefinite really the best way forward to promote unity?
This section of his message has prompted a good deal of discussion, and it’s fair to ask if these characterizations make sense. The first pressure in his list, “Reformed fundamentalism,” raised the most eyebrows. Perhaps Dr. Chapell will clarify his intent, but in the meantime it’s worth considering the meaning and advisability of such a... Continue Reading
LGBTQ-Incompatible Means Gracious Separation is the Church’s Best Option
When denominations attempt to minimize the differences over same-sex partnerships and attempt to stay unified, the result is vicious division. Case in point is the United Methodist Church.
The beliefs and values of each side render the other side under severe condemnation. This is not simply theoretical. LGBTQ inclusion has led to splits in three major denominations already: The Anglican Church in North America formed Dec. 3, 2008, splitting from The Episcopal Church (U.S.A.). The North American Lutheran Church organized Aug. 27, 2010,... Continue Reading
Honey, We Molested The Kids!
Boy Scouts Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Face of Thousands of Child Abuse Allegations
No parent is going to send their young sons camping alone in the woods with an openly gay man for the same reason they wouldn’t send their adolescent daughters to be alone in the woods with an openly heterosexual man. And now the BSA has been whiplashed into bankruptcy by liberals demanding, on one hand,... Continue Reading
Our Most Important Question: What to Do with our Kids?
Only life built on the Twoist truths of Scripture and the person of God, Creator and Redeemer, can survive, both in time and in eternity.
The culture is more sharply divided than ever over ultimate questions of human existence: the nature of human sexuality as binary or non-binary; marriage as exclusive to heterosexuality or open to any desired combination; the status of unborn children as human beings to be preserved at all cost or fetuses to be terminated on a... Continue Reading
Understanding Why Religious Conservatives Would Vote for Trump
The choice for many religious conservatives is between someone who is crude and profane but who will defend their values and an eloquent politician who will undermine their faith and advance an agenda they see as barbaric and unjust.
Some religious conservatives may see the world in moral terms — right and wrong; black and white. But there’s a long moral tradition, as far back as Augustine, that sees our world in shades of gray. The City of God lives as earthly inhabitants of the City of Man; thus, our world is imperfect. We... Continue Reading
A Plea for Meekness
A meek person gives a wise, poised, and measured reaction.
I believe evangelical Christians would be wise to recover the lost trait of meekness during the upcoming political elections. Yes, there is a place for healthy discourse in the public square. Yes, there is a place for healthy dialogue across the political spectrum. Yet the modest question I raise to my fellow evangelicals is this:... Continue Reading
My Farewell to the PCA
A farewell statement from a long-time minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
This article is now my farewell to the denomination in which I served for 43 years as teaching elder and as a candidate for the ministry from its very inception. I served in several capacities as a PCA minister—pastor of several churches; chaplain in the army reserves/army; veteran of Desert Storm; four terms on the... Continue Reading
Seven Points Of Clarification
All language is contextual. As I discuss how the Gospel speaks to social dynamics, the language sometimes crosses over with other ideologies. Despite the fluidity of language, God’s truths remain.
However, I now see another ‘quiet exodus’ from the first one mentioned in the article. Some who fled Evangelicalism for the principles of CRT and Intersectionality found the waters bitter and self-contradicting. I’m now observing a handful of Christians from all ethnicities who have become disaffected with CRT and Intersectionality. While these saints still admit... Continue Reading