DeMar: Contrary to Popular Opinion We Are Not Living in the Last Days

What Jesus was describing in Matthew 14, Mark 13, and Luke 21 was the end of the Old Covenant. The outward manifestation of that covenant, which was always designed to pass away (see the book of Hebrews), would become a reality when the temple, the priesthood, and animal sacrifices passed away. And as Jesus predicted, it all took place when the temple in Jerusalem was … Continue reading DeMar: Contrary to Popular Opinion We Are Not Living in the Last Days

Molher: They Did Not Honor Him or Give Thanks — Why Thanksgiving is Inescapably Theological

Thanksgiving is a deeply theological act, rightly understood. As a matter of fact, thankfulness is a theology in microcosm — a key to understanding what we really believe about God, ourselves, and the world we experience. A haunting question is this:  How do atheists observe Thanksgiving? I can easily understand what an atheist or agnostic would think of fellow human beings and feel led to … Continue reading Molher: They Did Not Honor Him or Give Thanks — Why Thanksgiving is Inescapably Theological

CT: We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals

A common reaction among evangelicals to the June Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has been deflection from controversy. This laissez-faire approach has been most commonly expressed by closely connected beliefs about Christianity and morality: We should not expect non-Christians to think and live like Christians. So why all the fuss among Christians over the legalization of same-sex marriage? Since when do we depend on the … Continue reading CT: We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals

Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

In a recent sermon I found that I had to touch upon one what I consider of the trickiest passages in the Bible: 1 Timothy 2:15. Here is what this verse says: “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” Taken on its own, this is a remarkably sexist statement. But I’m convinced there is truth … Continue reading Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

Lies vs. Truth – Spiritual Preparation for Birth

I thought we were very prepared for the birth of our first child. I paid close attention to what I ate, I exercised up to the morning I went into labor and took natural childbirth classes. We were educated and prepared mentally and physically. Sadly, I had not given a single thought to the spiritual aspect of labor. When I got into active labor, fear … Continue reading Lies vs. Truth – Spiritual Preparation for Birth

Relevant: 3 Prayers We Need to Stop Praying – With Better Alternatives

Accidental habits are easy to form and hard to break. No one means to leave the towel on the floor every morning. Only the cruel and heartless consciously keep the toilet seat up. It certainly doesn’t take much self-discipline to become obsessed with a cellphone. We can snooze the alarm clock in our sleep. Maybe the scariest of all, a lot of drivers can make it … Continue reading Relevant: 3 Prayers We Need to Stop Praying – With Better Alternatives

How Christianity’s Attitude Toward Justice and Taxes Led to the SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage

By Martin G. Selbrede Chalcedon.edu There has been no end of Christian punditry directed against the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning marriage. We’ve heard disputes about definitions (“whatever else it is, it’s not a marriage”), bald citations of the appropriate Biblical texts, commentary on anti-Christian agendas, tirades against “legislating from the bench,” opposition to federalizing a state matter, tradition, values, faith, etc. And each of … Continue reading How Christianity’s Attitude Toward Justice and Taxes Led to the SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage

Wilson: Just Watching…God Deliver a Return Volley

These videos are simply God’s return volley to the Obergefell decision. At the Founding, the Bill of Rights used to be taken as a set of restrictions on the central government (e.g. Congress shall make no law), with the states functioning as the guardians of those restrictions. It is now being taken as a restriction on evangelical florists and bakers, preventing them from hurting the … Continue reading Wilson: Just Watching…God Deliver a Return Volley

TGC: You Are What – And How – You Read

I just returned from a well-known (and well-heeled) Christian college, where roughly 100 demonstrators gathered on the chapel steps to protest my address on the grounds that my testimony was dangerous. Later that day, I sat down with these beloved students, to listen, to learn, and to grieve. Homosexuality is a sin, but so is homophobia; the snarled composition of our own sin and the … Continue reading TGC: You Are What – And How – You Read