The Fear that Drives Out All Other Fears

Volume 29, Issue 2 | March 2023by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/Teacher Southern View Chapel Fear is a normal part of life. We fear many things, and some fears are baked into our DNA by God to protect us from true dangers. It is not a phobia to fear jumping into a river full of piranhas […]

Christian Nationalism – Strategy

Volume 29, Issue 1, January/February 2023 In part one of this series, the “Great Hibernation,” we looked at the various ways Americans understand and process Christian Nationalism and provided several definitions, including that it is an ideology that idealizes and advocates a fusion of American civic life with a particular type of Christian identity and culture. […]

Christian Nationalism = Christendom

Volume 28, Issue 8, December 2022 The first paper in this series, “Christian Nationalism and the Great Hibernation,” demonstrated that Christian Nationalism is an often misunderstood term, defined in several ways. Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry, in their book, Taking America Back for God, offer several definitions including, “An ideology that idealizes and advocates a […]

Christian Nationalism and Eschatology

Volume 28, Issue 7, October 2022 “If we change our eschatology, we will change the world — and take dominion of it for the glory of God. That is the single most important task in all of Christendom second only to spreading the gospel.”[1] So says Andrew Torba and Andrew Isker in Christian Nationalism. Doug […]

Christian Nationalism and the Great Hibernation

Volume 28, Issue 6, September 2022 Christian attempts at hibernating from corrupt world systems, people, and governments, are nothing new.  From monasticism in post-apostolic times to utopian societies to cults to the new monasticism, Christians and others have sought protection throughout the years from tyranny, moral pollution, and governmental overreach.  Today such is found in […]

The Battle for God – Part 5

Volume 28, Issue 5, June 2022 In the previous “The Battle for God” article,” I affirmed general agreement with Classical Theism and its Nicene and pro-Nicene understanding of the Trinity. Yet I registered a concern that the trajectory of some supporting the Great Tradition is toward what has been termed a theological interpretation of Scripture […]

The Battle for God – Part 4

 Volume 28, Issue 4, May 2022 Since publishing the first three parts in “The God Debate” series, I have read Matthew Barrett’s Simply Trinity and the most recent issue of The Master’s Seminary Journal, both of which strongly defend Classical Theism and were critical of Eternal Functional Submission of the Son (EFS). In addition, two […]

Beth Allison Barr’s Distortion of Biblical Womanhood

Volume 28, Issue 3, April 2022 Recently we published a book review of Beth Allison Barr’s book, The Making of Biblical Womanhood.  Since then a revised form of that review was published in The Journal of Dispensational Theology, and given the significance of the subject matter, and its challenge to the biblical concept of men […]

Best Books

Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2022 Much of my life and ministry has been devoted to reading and study. Fortunately, the Lord has instilled in me a great love for such endeavors although, to be honest, I have managed to put undue pressure on myself to meet self-imposed goals which often rob me of some […]

The Battle for God – Part 3

Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2022 While debates concerning the nature of God can be traced throughout church history, often resulting in creeds such as Nicene (381), which established a standard of theological orthodoxy, battle lines in recent years have been drawn over the issue of submission of the Son to the authority of the […]