Cancel Cancel Culture
“Cancel culture” came into the collective consciousness around 2017, after the idea of “canceling” celebrities for problematic actions or statements became popular.
Remember that “cultural pluralism” is at the heart of the first amendment. Christians must reflect their Lord who said “Come now, and let us reason together (Is 1:18), in order to do what is “right and just and fair” (Prov 1:5). God loves fairness and “detests dishonest scales” (Prov 11:1), but God is the one... Continue Reading
Supreme Court Says California Must Allow In-Home Prayer Meetings
The Supreme Court on April 9 said that California must lift its coronavirus-era restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and other forms of home-based religious gatherings.
“California treats some comparable secular activities more favorably than at-home religious exercise, permitting hair salons, retail stores, personal care services, movie theaters, private suites at sporting events and concerts, and indoor restaurants to bring together more than three households at a time,” the justices said. The Supreme Court late Friday [April 9] said that... Continue Reading
The 50/50 Problem: How the Internet Is Distorting Our Reality
The outcomes of our internet-saturated society have begun to manifest themselves in politically obvious ways.
More than 50 percent of Americans spend more than 50 percent of their waking hours living in virtual, artificial worlds rather than the given, created one in which their bodies exist. The 50 percent threshold represents a tipping point that renders dialogue, deliberation, civic friendship, and compromise extraordinarily difficult in any society. Many causes... Continue Reading
Social Justice or Scriptural Justice?
Modern social justice ideology is not the same as biblical justice.
The truth is, there is a lot of talk today about things like “social justice”. It is often rather fuzzily defined – if defined at all. It is more meant to give you a nice buzz – to make you feel good. It is often little more than a motherhood statement, a mantra to sway... Continue Reading
Why Compromising With The Equality Act Falls Short
We don’t have to join every protest or hold every sign. However, at the very least, we must not say what is not true.
In light of the very real threat posed by the Equality Act, a number of Christians have offered compromise solutions, most notably the Fairness for All Act. FFA would carve out exemptions for churches and certain religious organizations, though it’s unclear which ones, but it would not protect the religious freedoms of private Christian citizens who are... Continue Reading
The Pornification of Society
Besides acknowledging the harm that pornography inflicts on the individuals involved, few people consider pornography’s effect on the community.
Compared to pulling out one’s phone and watching titillating videos, taking a person out and having a conversation is difficult and uninteresting. Compared to the easy pleasure of pornography, the lasting pleasure of a happy marriage or even a job well-done is relatively pointless. Compared to the stress-free satisfaction of virtual sex, the hard-won satisfaction... Continue Reading
The Equality Act and the Looming Tyranny of the Self – Part 1
Merely to discuss any part of the act seems to be a “parade of horribles.”
To replace real, biological sex with subjective feelings about who one is and mandating that people accept and act on this in public life is, as Emilie Kao of the Heritage Foundation recently observed, not the result of new scientific discoveries or thoughtful public debate. It is a radical and coercive decree, which amounts to “gaslighting... Continue Reading
A Strategic Survival Plan For Christian Living In Strange Times
Christians today need to come to terms with our current cultural situation and survive it.
To the anticipated response, “We have to do something!” I will voice no disagreement. We should do something and here it is (divinely inspired of God): Get married, have kids, build a house, plant a garden, etc. Those who cannot receive that advice will never be open to that which follows: seek the peace of the... Continue Reading
LGBTQ Students File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Department of Education
The suit claims Title IX’s religious exemption allows religious schools that receive federal funds to discriminate against LGBTQ students.
The students’ lawsuit argues that the religious exemption is unconstitutional and that it allows the Department of Education “to breach its duty” to LGBTQ students at religious colleges and universities “where discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is codified in campus policies and openly practiced.” Lucas Wilson said he received... Continue Reading
The Enneagram Goes to Church and the Angels Are Not Rejoicing
The effort to Christianize an occult pagan tool demonstrates there is no truth, objective, biblical or otherwise, at the heart of the Enneagram.
So how does the statement, “All truth is God’s truth” apply to something like the Enneagram? It cannot do so because there are no grounds to believe there is any worthwhile truth in the Enneagram. What lies at the root of the Enneagram are teachings of Gnostic, occult, and New Age teachers and information from... Continue Reading