Understanding Critical Theory and Christian Apologetics

Christianity is not merely being dismissed as false; it is being dismissed as immoral and hurtful.

As apologists, it’s not enough for us to understand the arguments for the truth of Christianity. We also need to understand the people to whom we’re speaking. In particular, we need to understand the ideologies that shape their ways of thinking. Critical theory is one such ideology. It is rapidly growing in influence both on college campuses... Continue Reading

The Eternal Significance of a Single Little Word

I can’t help but wonder how that “nay” will sound before the throne.

There will be no protection for the most vulnerable. There have been many reactions to this bill’s defeat, and they span almost the full range of human emotion. What is delightful to one is agonizing to another. What is an occasion of deep sorrow for some is a cause of celebration for others. I, like so... Continue Reading

With Backlash to Extremism, Pro-Lifers Catch Up

Radicalism may provoke a backlash in the conservative direction.

Last month, only 20% of Democrats said they were pro-life.  This month the number has jumped to 34%.  The effect is even greater among young Democrats, those under 45.  Last months, 28% said they were pro-life. Today 47% say that they are pro-life. But even lots of pro-choicers oppose abortion in the last three months... Continue Reading

Cultural or Christian?

Many elements of culture are in direct opposition to our faith in Jesus.

How am I truly loving my neighbors? How am I living out God’s Kingdom rather than my own kingdom? How are my reactions to people shaped by my personal, American views rather than God’s view of people when I think they shouldn’t be doing something? I’m hoping you also think a little bit about these questions:... Continue Reading

The Age of Infanticide: The Senate Will Not Even Protect Babies Born Alive

“The Senate voted Monday to block consideration of a measure that would punish any doctor who fails to provide medical care to a child born alive after an attempted abortion."

The bill would have required health-care providers to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child’ as he or she would to ‘any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”  The bill also provided for criminal penalties and the right of the... Continue Reading

You Can’t Hide from Sin City

What does God say is dangerous?

What makes a place Sin City? What dangers exist in Las Vegas that makes it so dangerous? What if I told you there is nothing unique to Las Vegas not found in your city too? In order to answer the question, What makes a place Sin City, we need to evaluate God’s view of sin.... Continue Reading

Infanticide Becomes Justifiable

Over the last few decades, some of the world’s foremost bioethicists have considered baby killing worthy of respectable debate.

Singer has repeatedly argued that since both late-term fetuses and newborn infants lack the cognition required to attain the status of “person,” infanticide should be permitted under the same circumstances in which society permits the abortion of viable fetuses. He is far from alone in tying the morality of infanticide to the ethics of late-term abortion.... Continue Reading

Is Capitalism Based on Greed?

If capitalism is driven by a sinful desire (greed), then it must be rejected as an immoral system.

Such issues have come up again in recent months as a number of new members of congress (and old members) are pushing the country away from capitalism and towards socialism, mostly on moral grounds. Even some well-meaning evangelicals, who have a genuine care for the poor, find themselves drawn to this new movement and its disdain... Continue Reading

The Reproductive Health Act of Horror

The Lies Behind Abortion Without Limits

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) on January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This law legalizes abortion in New York throughout all nine months of pregnancy, even up to dilation. It repeals the safeguard requiring all abortions be performed by a licensed physician. It decriminalizes all state abortion laws, and it removes all... Continue Reading

T.V. Moore on “God’s University”

Moore takes the Biblical position that we should look to the Scriptures to understand both the problem of and the remedy for juvenile delinquency.

To the extent that the youth of Moore’s day were involved in the common vices of the era, he began exploring the problem by looking at the failure of the family to train its young people in the ways of piety and obedience in the Lord. And although he speaks with conviction about the necessity... Continue Reading