Category: Culture

Issues and opinions about contemporary culture

Hope And Community

“…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you…” (1 Peter 3:15). Hope is essential for human well-being. Conversely, the lack of sufficient hope is the root…

The Real Conflict with Islam

Ten years after 911, the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City, Robert Reilly provided the structure for identifying and defeating the enemy that had declared war on the West. That structure unfolded in the pages of his…

The Error

The failure to see the wholeness of a thing is the failure to see its essential character because it is its wholeness that defines it as the thing that it is. The failure to understand God’s holiness amounts to a failure to stand under His wholeness. People do this when they engage in compartmentalization, the unconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid the mental discomfort.

Baking For Jesus

The Error The thing that God doesn’t like is the failure to acknowledge His holiness, His wholeness. The failure to see the wholeness of a thing is the failure to see its essential character because it is its wholeness that…

Racism

“The real divisions in humanity are moral and cultural, not genetic or racial. This is not just true in the contemporary age, it has always been true from the day that Cain slew Abel. So, why did Cain slay Abel?…

Moral Freedom

The following is a response to: The Real Issue (that no one wants to talk about) To argue that the real issue for homosexual detractors is personal revulsion is an important concern, but it is not the real issue for…

Redemption

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. –Ephesians 5:15-16 Christ redeems us (Galatians 4:5, Titus 2:14) and we are to redeem the time…

The Call to Culture War

But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” –Ephesians 5:13-14 In verse 14…

Early American History

Christianity has not followed Paul’s leadership and instructions to not “walk as the Gentiles do” (Eph. 4:17) as well as it should have. Many Greek, Gentile, and worldly ideas and practices have been adopted by various versions of Christianity over…

Triumphalism

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. —Ephesians 4:17 The perspective, known as postmillennialism or triumphalism, has fallen on hard times for…