Lectures

Mary Weller: Stealing Candy from Babies: Trans-Activism, Gender, and Kids

What movements are at work to reshape sexual identity in public policy, schools, and in the home? Mary Weller gives insight into the workings of various movements, and frames a biblical worldview so that Christians can respond to them.

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Politics (Calvin Beisner)

Speaker: Calvin Beisner (Founder and Spokesman, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation) Session: Two-ism and Politics I want to discuss why Two-ism is incompatible with a one-world government. Distinctions: global government/transnationalism vs. internationalism: John O’Sullivan: “… to sign a treaty with clearly defined obligations to other nationts is ot exercise sovereignty, whereas to sign a…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog Session: Two-ism and the Law (Jeff Ventrella)

Speaker: Jeff Ventrella (Alliance Defense Fund) Session: Two-ism and the Law My talk is on the beauty of two as it pertains to law. It’s important to first recognize and remember that there is a Creator-creature disctinction – the notion that there is a transcendent and personal God. There are only two worldviews and both are deeply…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Science (James Wanliss)

Speaker: James Wanliss (physics professor) Session: Two-ism and Science “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
- Dawkins Long ago,…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Sexuality (Dannah Gresh)

Speaker: Dannah Gresh (founder, Grace Prep) Session: Two-ism and Sexuality I am concerned with our view of sexuality in the church. The problem Let’s begin with women. Marilyn Monroe rose to the status of sex symbol at the age of 30, and she could not afford the worship ascribed to her. It destroyed her. In…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Apologetics (Matt Jenson)

Speaker: Matt Jenson (professor, Biola University) Session: Two-ism and Apologetics Evangelicals battle against postmodernism and other “cultural enemies”. I wonder if we are neglecting to say what the gospel is. Surely, the gospel is able to survive. The gospel is really, really good news. The gospel, like Jesus, is expansive. It should be explained in…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism in Art and Literature (Steve Baarandse)

Speaker: Steve Baarandse (professor of English and Humantities, Columbia International University) Session: Two-ism in Art and Literature Huxley’s Brave New World foresaw our technology-driven world. J. Gresham Machen said the same thing: “The improvement appears in the physical conditions of life, but in the spiritual realm there is a corresponding loss. The loss is clearest, perhaps,…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and the Missional Life (David Fandey)

Speaker: Dave Fandey (lead pastor, Fields Church) Session: Two-ism and the Mission Life The missional life is cross-cultural by its very nature. Culture is not amoral, and we need to understand the elements of our culture in order to understand the culture that we are trying to reach. Mission involves the horizontal nature of the…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and the Doctrine of Scripture (Ardel Caneday)

Speaker: Ardel Caneday (professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Northwestern College) Session: Two-ism and the Doctrine of Revelation My objective is to show you how Scripture presupposes a worldview that is contrary to all of the world’s other worldviews. My mission is not to critique how competing worldviews against Scripture, but rather it is…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and the Incarnation (Dennis Johnson)

Speaker: Dennis Johnson (professor of practical theology, Westminster Seminary CA) Session: Two-ism and the Incarnation The opening of John’s gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made… And the Word…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and the Doctrine of God (Peter Jones)

Speaker: Dr. Peter Jones (Executive Director, truthXchange) Title: Two-ism and the Doctrine of God I have much to say about this doctrine (the doctrine of Two-ism). Why this conference on the beauty of two? The message of “One and Two” attempts to explain Romans 1:25, which outlines two options of worship: Worship of Creator (Two-ism)…

Confronting Neopaganism in the Culture and the Church

Contrary to the expectations of sociologists, secularism has been in decline for forty years. What created this unexpected situation? Philosopher David Harvey believes he knows: "The moral crisis of our time is a crisis of Enlightenment thought." And the "assumptions of secular humanism” have been undermined by Postmodernism as it deconstructs every reasonable, objective grounds on which reason used to stand. Such deconstruction raises a serious question: where does Postmodernism lead our culture? Many now believe that grounds for existence can only be found in the irrational, in the age-old metanarrative of pantheistic One-ism. Christians initially treated the NEw Age as the latest, more or less harmless religious sect, which would go the way of the hula hoop. Instead, these changin' times have, in one generation, radically transformed how popular culture thinks about sexuality, the family, gender roles, marriage, abortion, pornography, American history, the dating of history, the names of national holidays, the use of the Constitution, free speech, globalism, education, environmentalism, psychology and religious unity. How did we get to this moment of One-ist triumph?

Getting Married at the Dawn of a New Millennium

Dr. Jones preached this sermon at the wedding of his daughter, Eowyn to David Stoddard on December 27, 1997 Contemporary cultural chic has gone beyond, “Daddy has a room-mate.” Last week, the state of New Jersey created a moral and legal monstrosity by recognizing for the first time in America – and perhaps in human…