Can the Church Save the World?

Now, that is a big question and I admit it might be a little bit of click-bait. But I believe, in the end, it is not an exaggerated question. Theologically the Christian knows the world is fundamentally at odds with God and that God called his people to be ambassadors for the good news, so... Continue Reading →

The Remnant: A Biblical Tale

Possibly the earliest and most significant story about the remnant is Noah and the Ark (Genesis 6-9). The image of God commissioning an Ark to save a small group of faithful, though imperfect, people, has become a symbol of the church and salvation. Christians have said for a long time that the church is the... Continue Reading →

The Remnant

I believe we are in a Remnant moment in the church. When I say that to people, I get one of two responses. First, many not only nod their heads, but enthusiastically agree. They have either had the same thought, or the phrase resonates with what they have been thinking and feeling. The other reaction... Continue Reading →

(Even More) Ideas Have Consequences

Some of us may be old enough to remember when Bill Clinton was christened our “first postmodern president.” It wasn’t a compliment. President Clinton often had a touch-and-go relationship with the truth, and when caught in a lie, was willing to squeeze his way out of a pinch by stretching all credulity. I guess that... Continue Reading →

The Demonism of Karl Marx

Richard Wurmbrand , Marx and Satan, (Bartlesville OK , Living Sacrifice Book Company), 143 pgs. Was Karl Marx a Satanist? And I don’t mean, was he merely evil or acquainted with the devil? Was he a member of the very secretive Church of Satan? This is the question Wurmbrand seeks to answer in his little... Continue Reading →

Fire In The Streets

Douglas R. Groothuis, Fire in the Streets: How You Can Confidently Respond to Incendiary Cultural Topics, (Washington DC, Salem Books), 232 pages. The summer of 2020 was a watershed moment for our culture. If we are honest with ourselves, a lot has changed since then, and very little of it feels as though it has... Continue Reading →

Looking Back to Look Forward

Alexander Solzhenitsyn has been a critical figure for the West for over half a century. We should be aware of at least the outline of his life – his time as a soldier, his political disagreements with the Soviet Union, his artistry, his imprisonment by the Soviet Union in the Siberian gulags, and his exile... Continue Reading →

Letter To My Church On Racism

A friend recently reminded me of this letter I wrote to our congregation in the wake of the protests and death at Charlottesville, VA, 2017. It struck me as something still relevant and important. Letter to LHC After Charlottesville, VA Heather and I have been on vacation trying to “unplug” a bit, but, unfortunately, it... Continue Reading →

Faithfulness In A New Public Square

For a while now, I have been telling anyone who cares to hear that several fundamental shifts are taking place in our culture. The differences that exist between Christians and non-Christians, and even sometimes between professing Christians, are no longer non-political or matters of amicable disagreement. We no longer have the shared values that have... Continue Reading →

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