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, […]
Today I read an article with the provocative title: “University To Offer ‘Gender-Open’ Restrooms.” It noted that non-specific gender bathrooms are now common-place on some 150 college campuses. It is easy to qualify this fact as a further desirable expression of civil rights, tolerance and freedom, but it is much more a striking piece of evidence of […]
The god of gay marriage and yoga is not the transcendent personal Creator of Scripture, but the divine self within, who creates its own reality and the laws to go with it. So, losing the God of Scripture is not merely a religious event. It means we lose the objective source of law.
On June 26, 2013, the highest authority in the land declared the constitutionality of homosexuality as a value to be defended and promoted in modern day America. For the first time, the Supreme Court declared that the federal government may not discriminate against same-sex couples whose marriage is recognized by a state. In the case […]
This period of legalization will be followed by the institutionalization and normalization of the victory, both by extending the implications to all manner of “loves,” and by the aggressive silencing all opposition, for a peaceful, unified world–built, alas, on the putrefaction of the sinful human heart, that will eventually choke on its own vomit! Our culture will be “given over” to its sinful choices, as Paul says in Romans 1:24, without any “Gospel restraint,” but it is not the final word. Because God gave over his Son to bear the sin of the world as a sacrificial victim, He will return as Lord and Judge of the earth to set all things right.
The State of Our Dis-Union: Day six: Question and Answer Panelsby Joshua Gielow | April 9, 2021
Join our speakers as they tackle the tough questions from the State of Our Dis-Union: Symposium.
The State of Our Dis-Union (Entire Symposium)by Joshua Gielow | April 9, 2021
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The State of Our Dis-Union: Day Fiveby Joshua Gielow | April 9, 2021
Thaddeus Williams: First Things First: Evangelism in the Age of Social JusticeIt has become trendy to identify social justice as a “Gospel issue,” or even as “the heart of the Gospel.” If we do not rally behind this or that social justice cause we are told we suffer from an incomplete or truncated Gospel. How can we […]
The State of Our Dis-Union: Day Fourby Joshua Gielow | April 8, 2021
Jon Harris: The Social Justice Religion This presentation traces the history of social justice derivatives and how they parallel an Augustinian construction of confession, conversion, and a liturgy of praise and penance. It will also examine how social-justice-driven political movements have syncretized with Christianity and other religions. The main case study will be the Black Lives Matter movement. The […]