“I don’t need your approval.”

John 5:41-42, 44 NLT “Your approval means nothing to me, because I know you don’t have God’s love within you...No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God.” In John chapter 5 we learn that the Jewish... Continue Reading →

Should CRT be Taught in Schools?

If so, I have one question: Will it be taught the same way Christianity is taught? As we prepare for the start of school in the fall of 2021, a new battle is raging between academics and teacher unions on one side, and parents and religious/political conservatives on the other. The battle ground is Critical... Continue Reading →

“He must increase, and I must decrease.”

“He must increase, and I must decrease.” John the Baptist John the Baptist was once asked what he thought about Jesus baptizing and attracting crowds. That was John’s ministry, and now this new guy was doing the same thing, drawing people away. When his disciples and some Jews brought him that question, he explained who... Continue Reading →

On Liberty

Love for a thing will reform it far better than hate. I have always loved July the 4th. Our families gather for good food, we watch fireworks displays in town as well as around the nation, and I am reminded again of a unique confluence of historical events that produced this unique experiment in political... Continue Reading →

The New ETC Newsletter

Why a newsletter? The posts here will continue to come, but a lot more people are making the decision to leave social media or greatly reduce their time in their accounts. As a result, some of the primary ways of getting the word out about ETC are becoming less effective for people. If you sign... Continue Reading →

Os Guinness on Victimhood Culture

“In all the problems created by victim playing, three are common today and clearly evident in American politics. The danger for individuals is that those who portray themselves as victims eventually perceive themselves as victims and then paralyze themselves as victims. When it comes to groups, those who wish to identify themselves as victims end... Continue Reading →

The IRS Weighs In

The last four to five years have been tumultuous for Christians and their politics. As much as any time in my adult life, Christians have argued about the dynamic of holding to the Christian faith and voting one way or another. Taken to another level, we have watched the tendency of Christians of different theological... Continue Reading →

An Incarnated Church

On the Primacy of Embodiment, Against the Online Instructors is a wonderful essay at The Public Discourse. It deals head-on with the clear shortcomings of online education from the point of view of human nature. We have known for a long time that long term disembodied education is not only a disservice to both teacher... Continue Reading →

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