What Does “Demisexual” Say about Christian Hope?
It’s difficult to keep up with these new identifications and all the rules governing them. Someone recently suggested, perhaps we should just change the acronym to “LGBTQ-TBA”
We must be prepared also to offer the far better vision of identity, love, sex, and friendship found in the Christian account of reality. To not offer the better way of the Gospel would be heartless and foolish. Not only do we have a better story to tell, but the timing is right. This late... Continue Reading
Why Wokeness is a Christian Heresy
Christianity is the sole historical source of concepts now taken for granted: human dignity, human equality, and universal human rights.
Wokeness is built on a worldview without salvation and offers an eschatology with no real hope. Though the proclaimed goal is to end oppression, it’s what the late sociologist Philip Rieff called a “deathwork,” dedicated to tearing down things but unable to build, or offer, anything better. Advocates of critical race theory, for example, argue... Continue Reading
A Landmark Civil Rights Lawsuit
Private litigation against critical race theory in Evanston public schools is necessary because the Biden administration won't enforce federal law as written.
The Biden administration’s abdication of equal protection is why legislation known as “critical race theory bans” are necessary. Passed in a number of states, these bills do not, by and large, directly target curricula. Rather, they tend to prohibit CRT-inspired pedagogy that creates what should be universally recognizable as a racially hostile learning environment: promotion... Continue Reading
The RTS Professor Against Social Justice
Social justice, then, confuses different conceptions of justice, of merit, chases after an undeserved and jealous-based equality that never leads to equality, but only tyranny.
Dr. Ronald Nash spent much of his academic career assessing and critiquing social justice. After years of research he offers three arguments against the growing cancer: 1. It is reductionistic and far too simplistic in its formula 2. It invariably chokes freedom and life from society and 3. Social justice inevitably gives power and money... Continue Reading
The Beautiful Meaning of Marital Sexual Intimacy
Since marital intimacy is holistic, the marriage bed can offer a good indication of how the marriage-wide intimacy is faring.
In the end, the beauty of complementary, life-uniting intimacy should progressively develop in quality and skill over the fifty years or more after saying “I do.” Fifty years later, not only will the gospel reenacting husband and wife have become more skilled covenant renewers, their whole lives and not just their creaking bodies will display... Continue Reading
Christians Create In Response to Creation
Don’t create to draw attention to yourself. Use your creative energy to draw other people’s gaze to the glory of God.
Christians can create in countless ways beyond flower arranging, painting, and poetry. These are just examples to give you ideas for how you might respond to God’s creation. Certainly enjoying nature and praising God for it is a good first step. But God is glorified not only when you enjoy His creation, but when you take... Continue Reading
The Most Misunderstood Wedding Verse
The mission is making disciples, loving your enemies, caring for the poor, evangelizing those who do not believe, and raising godly children who will do this mission better than both of you ever will.
I was a groomsman at a recent wedding and I was asked to give a devotional to the groom and the other groomsmen. What follows is a lightly edited (maybe sometimes heavily edited: speeches are always better on paper) version of that devotional. I have changed the bride and groom’s names to Susan and Ben... Continue Reading
3 Simple Reasons We Believe Misinformation
The digital world is secondary to the physical world.
As I have worked to live a more offline life, the most effective tool for me has been setting time limits for my favorite apps and limiting the times of day I can engage with these apps. When I restrict the duration and times of day I engage with content on the internet, I spend... Continue Reading
Christian Nationalism In The United States
Their information is probably trustworthy—their analysis isn’t.
Throughout the book, the authors repeatedly claim they are not condemning Christianity. However, that’s inconsistent with most of what they suggest in the book. It’s difficult to hide bias and deception in a 268 page book. In a sense, Taking America Back for God isn’t a book by social scientists—it’s a book by social justice advocates masquerading... Continue Reading
Sexualizing children makes them more susceptible to recruitment and ultimately seduction by adults.
What messages now permeate our culture regarding pedophilia? Well, if we include in the definition the exploitation of children for adults’ sexual pleasure, whether direct or vicarious, then the answer is that many seem to think it’s no big deal. Hence, the sexual indoctrination of children at school, their inclusion in Pride parades, and “drag-queen storytime.”... Continue Reading