Biblical Worldview Among Pastors?

A few years ago, I was asked to be part of a brainstorming tour a few of our denominational leaders hosted. The problem that precipitated the tour was the discovery of how few Christians in our pews were biblically literate. Most people who went to church, the study showed, lacked even the basics of biblical... Continue Reading →

Why all the Lies?

In a Start Trek: The Next Generation episode titled, “Chain of Command II,” Picard, captain of the Enterprise, is held captive by a Cardassian inquisitor. Picard is shown four lights and told to say he sees five. Every time he says there are four, he experiences growing levels of torture. The Cardassian torturer hates Picard... Continue Reading →

True Love. Or Not.

I just don’t think the love of God should be linked to known falsehoods. It has been popular over the last several years to support various political and social causes by telling Christians that supporting the cause is the same thing as loving your neighbor. This takes one of the two Great Commandments given by... Continue Reading →

The “Not-So-Much” For The People Act

ONLY THE MOB and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself; the masses have to be won by propaganda. Under conditions of constitutional government and freedom of opinion, totalitarian movements struggling for power can use terror to a limited extent only and share with other parties the necessity of winning adherents... Continue Reading →

Thinking Carefully about Social Justice

Possibly the dominant issue in the Western culture today is social justice and all of the sociological, political, and philosophical fallout that comes with it. Some of the most culturally significant books and public thinkers right now are detailing one view of social justice or another, or analyzing the shape of our culture as it... Continue Reading →

Leaving False Teaching

When the Old Testament nation of Judah split into two kingdoms, the fallout included more than just a split of kings and courts. It involved a split of priests and worship as well. Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, was far from a righteous king, but he did keep the Temple in Jerusalem and worship to... Continue Reading →

Shoveling Virtue

Every now and then you get a peek into the heart and mind of someone who is dramatically different from you. We often hold assumptions about what is going on in their heads, but on a good day, we check ourselves and realize we don’t know what they are really thinking. “They can’t be that... Continue Reading →

Bonhoeffer and Loving Our Enemies

Every Christian needs to be informed of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A theologian and pastor, he also enters the historical record as a spy, a cultural prophet, and eventually a martyr. He pastored and led during the rise of Nazi Germany, through World War II, and lost his life in a concentration camp hours... Continue Reading →

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