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Tag Archives: Theology
A pastor once said to me, “If you want information about God, books written in the last five years are great. But, if you want intimacy with God read books written at least 500 years ago.” He was drawing my … Continue reading
Our personal experiences may differ, but in the end is it not as dangerous to risk forbidding what God endorses as to risk promoting what he forbids? Continue reading
Providence and Poppery – The Siege of Louisbourg in the Preaching of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield
he battle of Louisbourg was instrumental in the development of British North America, and the responses to it, particularly by Edwards and Whitefield, are instructive in their views of Providence in current events. Continue reading
At the beginning of this year, I was prompted to read C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. I’d read some of them before, but have never read the entire series.
The justification of sin for the sake of political expediency, or for any other reason, for that matter, is an abomination to God. It is a denial of the truth claims of the Scriptures, and it is a cancerous trend in some areas of the church. This past year, however, this disease has infiltrated areas that were previously bastions of orthodoxy and moral fortitude. This election season, large swaths of Christianity have put down their Bibles in order to pick up their campaign signs, and have chosen, instead of standing for truth, to stand with an enemy of truth. Supporting evil in order to battle a worse evil is not righteousness, it is compromise. Continue reading
“Have we truly considered what an awful thing it is that we are saying to Trump and the nation that his behavior is within the bounds of a follower of Jesus?”
A pastor and teacher examines the effect of supporting Trump on the witness of the Church. Continue reading
Originally posted on The Weekly Sift:
Why don’t we say “All lives matter”? For the same reason Jesus’ parable isn’t called “The Good Person”. The picture shows a Black Lives Matter banner put up by a Unitarian Universalist church in…
Why God Allow Us to Suffer simply does not pass muster, and I cannot recommend it. Continue reading
This paper looks at abortion from a decidedly pro-life perspective, but in it I seek to show that there are many reasons for us, especially Christians, to oppose abortion other than the typical “life begins at conception” argument. Continue reading