Opinion Pieces

Liberalism Is Alive and Well

Let’s be clear what we are talking about here. What Peter Enns said last week in Plymouth, Minnesota, is nothing less than new iteration of old theological liberalism. Casting doubt on the Genesis record, disputing the supernatural nature of the Scriptures, and denying the work of Christ was the stuff of the liberalism of the…

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Faith is no longer a virtue in America | New York Post

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Last week Joy Behar, co-host of the ABC show “The View,” did something that has become an escalating trend in our popular culture over the past 10 years — she mocked religiosity. In a segment about Vice President Mike Pence and his belief that he hears the voice of God, Behar quipped:…

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Want To Prevent Mass Shootings?

Want To Prevent Mass Shootings? Stop The National Media Coverage This type of situation has become so common it’s almost jarring. Concerts, churches, schools—nothing feels safe anymore. We barely have time to recover from one tragedy when another is thrust to the forefront of national news, each one receiving endless hot takes and ideas. We…

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When Should a Pastor Address a Current Event? 

Thinking through when and how to address current events from the pulpit seems particularly applicable this week.  Every pastor will probably function differently, but this article can start the conversation.  KS   When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.” More…

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Overcoming “Compassion Fatigue”

School Shooting in Florida: ‘It’s Supposed to Be a Safe Place’ – Jim Denison If you’re old enough to remember Columbine, I’m sure you remember the unspeakable shock we all felt. When news broke yesterday of the shooting in Florida, the response was different. Reaction was somehow more muted. It seems that we have grown…

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What Can We Learn from the Top Athletes? | Ed Stetzer

The Olympics Have Begun! What Can We Learn from the Top Athletes? | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer Believers competing at this level recognize that their capabilities are a gift from God to be used for his glory. In Romans 12, Paul instructs believers, because of God’s mercy, to offer our bodies…

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Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People | George Weigel | First Things

Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People | George Weigel | First Things Europe’s wholesale abandonment of its Christian faith is often explained as the inevitable by-product of modern social, economic, and political life. But there is far more to the story of Euro-secularization than that, as three ecclesiastics—a Presbyterian minister and two Italian priests—demonstrated this…

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The Imminent Decline of Contemporary Worship Music: Eight Reasons

By imminent decline of contemporary worship music, I do not mean imminent disappearance. Commercial forces have too substantial an interest to permit contemporary worship music to disappear entirely; and human beings are creatures of habit who do not adapt to change quickly. I do not predict, therefore, a disappearance of contemporary worship music, sooner or later.…

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A Barrier Between Science and Religion?

Philosophy Rebuts Key Barrier Between Science and Religion | RealClearScience Today’s readers might dismiss Descartes’ theological musings as irrelevant to the justification of the conservation of momentum. Descartes may have (somehow) hit on the right physical principle — or, at least, a forerunner of it — but his explanation is nevertheless scientifically deficient, this argument…

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