Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 5 Social Justice vs. Biblical Justice

Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2021 What Christian would deny the importance of justice? Justice is a divine attribute (Deut 32:4) and a central feature of our obligation to those who live among us.  Micah 6:8 reads, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but […]

Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 4, A Biblical Response

Volume 27, Issue 4, April 2021 In formulating a response to CRT and the broader social justice philosophy, which has momentarily captured the imagination of Western culture and increasingly made inroads into evangelicalism, we must begin not with contemporary theories but with Scripture. I would like to propose, and briefly address from Scripture, three key […]

Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 3, Biblical Investigation

Volume 27, Issue 3, March 2021 Part one in this series on racism and Critical Race Theory (CRT) was an introduction to the current conversation, while part two addressed past roots and present areas of social unrest. This part will provide a biblical investigation of CRT, identify three major ways that CRT is having a […]

Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 2, Social Unrest

Volume 27, Issue 2, February 2021 In Part One of this series on racism and Critical Race Theory (CRT), we examined the current conversation, including many of the terms now in vogue, to try to get a handle on the worldview of critical theory.  As stated at the close of that article, once a person […]

Racism and Critical Race Theory Part 1 The Current Conversation

Volume 27, Issue 1, January 2021 Among the most pressing issues of our times are those surrounding systemic racism. I write this even in light of an extremely important Presidential election and being engulfed in the Covid-19 pandemic because, as important as these other two issues are, racism has become so divisive and explosive that […]

Biblical Discernment in Christian Literature

Volume 26, Issue 4, August/September 2020 Biblical discernment today, if not at an all-time low, is surely bumping along at the bottom of the pond, and nowhere is that more evident than in Christian literature.  Most people, if a book or blog post is written by a credentialed Christian author, and published by at least […]

The Enneagram – Part 2

Volume 26, Issue 3, June/July 2020 In the first article on this subject, I began by developing a case for biblical authority and sufficiency, stating that anything that attempts to by-pass Scripture as the source of truth for Christian living is deficient and should be viewed with suspicion at best.  Any system which claims to […]

The Enneagram – Part 1

Volume 26, Issue 2, April/May 2020 If you have not heard of the Enneagram yet, you will soon.  According to Wikipedia it “is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. As a typology the Enneagram defines nine personality types (sometimes called “enneatypes”), which are represented […]

Girl, Wash Your Face A Critique

(Volume 26, Issue 1, February/March 2020) The best lies, the most potent lies, are rooted in deception. Obvious lies seldom get out of the starting gate, while well-disguised lies are racing around the track.  John 1:5 informs us that Jesus is the Light that shines in our dark world, while Satan, according to 2 Corinthians […]

Music and Worship

(Volume 25, Issue 7, December 2019/January 2020) As a pastor, I have long been an interested observer of the ever-changing ebb and flow of music as related to the church and, specifically, worship.  As a Baby Boomer, I have personally experienced the birth of “rock and roll,” the “English invasion” spearheaded by the Beatles, and […]