In 1973, Karl Menninger wrote Whatever Became of Sin? He was responding to a cultural move away from any concept of moral transgression. The sociologists and psychologists of the day redefined what Western Christianity had always considered as sinful fruit of dark and hardened hearts. Instead, they argued that those effects, whether individual or corporate, […]
Cities. For some the word evokes thoughts of skyscrapers, taxi cabs, subway systems, and an integrated nexus of life, lifestyle, and labor. For others the word brings to mind a hurried pace they would better off avoid, a cultural environment where people are reduced to business machinery and secularism rules from an unimpeachable iron throne. […]
In the recent article, “The Three Hebrew Words that Describe Our Time,” opinion writer Martin E. Marty puts his finger on the underlying issue in our current climate of cultural chaos. What are those three Hebrew words? Tohu wa-bohu. This is the phrase that appears in Gen. 1:2, “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was […]
The Speech police are at American doors, especially in the case of same-sex marriage. As someone has said, liberal public opinion promoting same-sex marriage is “evolving in the direction of both theological certainty and illiberal intolerance.” Expressing their own ideological prejudice, liberals want opponents to have absolutely no place in their godless utopia.
Law often functions as the proverbial executioner’s sword to deter unlawful action. But can it also serve as a sculptor’s chisel to help form a more virtuous public? A positive answer to that question has a long and diverse pedigree in Western culture. For Aristotle, a “chief concern of political science is to endue the […]
truthXchange Podcast ep 26- Racism in the Church and in the culture.by Joshua Gielow | November 9, 2020
Rev. Mark Robinson joins the truthXchange Podcast, ep 26- The State of Our Disunion: Racism and Social Justice.
Law and Public Policyby Joshua Gielow | October 30, 2020
Dr. Jeffery Ventrella joins the podcast to discuss the roles Christians can taking in the Church and civil magistrate.Dr. Jeffery Ventrella joins the podcast to discuss the roles Christians can take in the Church and in civil magistrate. Christian play an important role as salt and light in the World, working to spread the hope […]
TruthXchange Podcast ep 24: Sexuality by God’s Designby Joshua Gielow | October 26, 2020
Mary Weller comes back on the truthXchange Podcast to discuss how twoism affects the way we think about sexuality and gender roles in culture.
A Plea to my Evangelical Friends for Bidenby Dr. Peter Jones | October 20, 2020
How should genuine Christians vote in the up-coming presidential election? Recently a group called “pro-life evangelicals for Biden” sought to answer that question. The group includes many prominent evangelical leaders whom I respect who believe “that a biblically shaped commitment to the sanctity of human life compels us to a consistent ethic of life that […]