‘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
Colleagues, Friends Remember Professor Mike Adams: Beloved Freedom Fighter, Champion Of First Amendment
Professor Mike Adams, an atheist turned Christian conservative, a Presbyterian Church in America member, known as a firebrand and staunch defender of the unborn and Constitutional rights, has died. He was 55.
“Mike Adams became a champion of the First Amendment in the university context after his academic colleagues turned on him for becoming a conservative,” said education expert Adam Kissel in an email to The College Fix. “He fought and won an academic freedom and free speech lawsuit that vindicated the rights of faculty members across... Continue Reading
William Williams Pantycelyn – The Sweet Singer of Wales
From the start, people recognized Williams’s extraordinary talent for translating biblical verses and theological concepts into verse.
Besides hymns and theological writings, Williams wrote books on a variety of subjects, such as Aurora Borealis, a description of the northern lights (which shows his continued interest in science), Pantheologia, a history of world religions with geographical and historical descriptions of various countries, and Ductor nuptiarum, neu, Gyfarwyddwr priodas, which is considered the first... Continue Reading
Twenty Years A Fool: My Long Journey Home From The Left
It was now clear to me that our contemporary story tellers were telling lies. They had utterly corrupted our idea of our country and culture, religion and past.
This final lesson popped me right out of the cultural left where I had made my home. It was now clear to me that our contemporary story tellers were telling lies. They had utterly corrupted our idea of our country and culture, religion and past. They misread the very ground of human character. They had... Continue Reading
Living in Two Worlds
We need the inward disposition of the Puritans—the authentic, biblical, intelligent piety they showed in our hearts, lives, and churches.
Like the Puritans, live in terms of the settled judgment that the joy of heaven will make amends of any losses and crosses, strains and pains that we must endure on earth if we are going to follow Christ faithfully. Regard preparedness to die as the first step in learning to live. View this earth... Continue Reading
J. I. Packer, “Knowing God” Author, Dies at 93
The influential evangelical theologian leaves a final lesson for the church: Glorify Christ every way.
If we ask how a quiet person who minded his own business became so famous and influential, the answer is that Packer’s publishing was the vehicle by which his ideas were disseminated. His life therefore stands as a tribute to the power of the written and published word. James Innell Packer, better known to... Continue Reading
Finding The Path Towards Healing In America
Healing among the cemetery headstones.
Standing in this picturesque town since 1833, this cemetery connects families to multiple generations of history and legacy. Scrawling “Black Lives Matter” over headstones in spray paint, and vandalizing more than twenty graves, these foolish anarchists represent the worst of this country. Bonnie and Alan went to the cemetery to check on the graves of... Continue Reading
Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Isolation and the Church
The loss of community and the sense of isolation have been my normal off and on for months and years at a time for nearly two decades.
Part of the way we are instructed to love one another in the Epistles is to weep with those who weep and to bear one another’s burdens, actions that Jesus demonstrated for us during His earthly ministry. How are you loving fellow believers in this time of coronavirus isolation? How are you loving those who... Continue Reading
Basil of Caesarea: He Need Only Live the Gospel
One of the fascinating features of the life of Basil is that we get to see a concrete example of what can happen to a man and to a community when the commandments of the gospel are kept.
Basil’s personal devotion to living a life according to the Scriptures, to living a monastic life, informed not only his handling of doctrinal division, but also his engagement with the wider culture as well as the Christians in his own congregation. One very obvious point here is that Basil’s dedication to Scripture was one of... Continue Reading
Samuel Miller – Conscientious Pastor and Teacher
Miller helped to train a generation of preachers who labored “to diffuse, in every direction, the holy and benign influence of truth.”
Miller trained the students through his regular lectures, his copious writings (including a manual on preaching), and his sermons. To him, preaching was a spiritual calling that an ordained pastor could never put aside in this life. His commitment to remain faithful to this calling and never merge his office “as a minister of the... Continue Reading