August 17, 2017

Is Fundamentalism a Cultural Phenomenon?

Gerald L. Priest FrontLine • May/June 2009 One criticism leveled against Fundamentalists is their refusal to engage the culture. Sociologist Alan Wolfe writes, “When believers refuse to engage the culture, their opponents dismiss them as fanatics, frustrated people rendered insecure by the dilemmas and opportunities of modernity.”[1] Implicit in this complaint is resentment toward Fundamentalists […]

The Emptiness of a Full Life

Wally Morris “What shall it profit a man, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Matthew 8:36). I recently watched a brief video highlighting the comments of novelists, poets, and other authors concerning their belief in God, or rather lack of belief in God. The purpose of the video was […]


George Stiekes From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because […]

Worldliness a quality of temper and life

submitted by Don Johnson (HT: Pastor Sam Souza, Brandon, Manitoba) [Throwback Thursday: this post originally appeared on P&D 4/26/2012 One of the unending debates is over the meaning of worldliness and how concerned we should be about it. Preachers of former days were not quite so uncertain on the subject:

A Book’s Best Critic

Beatrice Ward Christians need to be selective in their reading, and God has given a standard for their selection. If a man sets out to write a pornographic novel and in it uses interesting characters, suspenseful plot, and believable dialogue, has he written good literature? That question was posed to a group of Christian young […]

Shunning the Babbling World

George Stiekes But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. (2 Timothy 2:16) As the end of planet earth draws near (2 Peter 3:10-12), all of the nonsense that is taking place all around us will intensify. The word profane means to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use. […]

How to Apply the New Testament Concept of the World to Life Today: Foundations for Discernment

Randy Leedy Few readers of FrontLine magazine would fail to recognize Scripture’s testimony to a thriving evil spiritual system that combines the power of Satan’s headship, the depravity of the human race in its rebellion against God, and the evil inclinations of individual sinners. “The world, the flesh, and the Devil,” this unholy trio is […]

Times Are Changing, Must We Change with the Times?

Don Johnson The first paragraph of Micah contains a stirring indictment: Micah 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: […]

What Should a Christian Do?

David Harper Any Christian who watches the news in our day will certainly experience distress. We hear some politicians say ridiculous things; then we listen for other politicians “on our side” to answer—and sometimes there is a deafening silence. As we observe our culture spiraling downward into a moral abyss, we can become burdened, grieved, […]

eclectica: distinctive Christianity and the atonement

Two topics have my attention his week, so this will be a brief posting. The first link comes from a very interesting piece by Michael Kruger. The second is a piece put up by a friend of ours and frequent contributor, Jim Oesterwind. Jim offers notes on a series of sermons by another friend, Mark […]