Monday Emilio Ramos: The Metaverse and Personhood (12pm EST) Mary Weller: Stealing Candy From Babies: Trans-Activism, Gender, and Kids (9pm EST) Tuesday Andrea Williams: Law and Personhood (12pm EST) Samuel Sey: Intersectionality and Identity (9pm EST) Wednesday Carl Teichrib: The Rising Global Spirituality and the Search for Personhood (12pm EST) Pamela Frost: Stolen Identity: The Enneagram (9pm EST) Thursday Eowyn Stoddard: The Stolen…

The Significance of the Incarnation

Christmas is the time of gift-giving. The Incarnation is the time of the greatest gift ever given in the history of the universe. God, the Creator of the Universe, who is ultimately unknowable, gave to human beings the good gift of being part of the creation, and now gives himself in the person of his…

You Don’t Need a Second Chance

In Twoism, we understand that God is not the God of second chances; He’s the God of Substitutionary Atonement. We do not need more chances to finally get it right. Jesus was right from all eternity, and in His incarnation He lived the perfect life we could never attain.

Let the Little Ones Come to Me! — Social Justice Gone Awry

Christians cannot dig wells in Africa without telling thirsty sinners of the wells of salvation. They cannot speak of blessings without speaking also of the curse of human evil. Children must hear the difference between the Lie and the Truth in order to place their trust in Jesus as their only Savior, and we must obey the Savior’s command: “Let the little ones come to me.”

Scotus Scotches the Scriptures

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…

IO 89: May 09, 2012: The Official End of Christendom?

May 9th 2012 is in many ways the final “sacralization” of the Sixties, where behind the pretext of the Golden Rule, the “revolution” fraudulently covers its unrestrained libido in the white robes of bridal purity.

IO 87: Chrislam for Human Flourishing?

Cherry picking elements from the message of Jesus for political purposes is both an act of theological vandalism and a false, unloving promise of “security.”

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)…

IO 86: Your “Spiritual-but-not-Religious” Neighbor

When I came to the States in 1964, the great enemy of the Christian Faith was Marxism, with “Commies behind every bush.” My wife recently told me that as a child she would lie awake at night worrying that she would give up her faith when persecuted by godless Soviet commissars.  In 1966 at Seminary,…

On the Origins of Yoga

In order to understand the spiritual times in which we live, we must have a solid grounding in our understanding of the cosmology of universal One-ism, which ultimately denies the value of the individual and leads to a kind of annihilation beyond the mind, and biblical Two-ism, which affirms the distinction between God and creation and affirms the infinite worth and value of individuals created in the image of God and of their minds, which are gloriously renewed and transformed through the growing knowledge of His Word. Let’s be spiritually alert and discerning so we can graciously and effectively engage the culture with the beauty of biblical Two-ism’s salvation message of Christ’s blood atonement for sinners and let us pray in genuine concern and love for those caught in the web of One-ism.

IO 85: The Real Christmas Nightmare – Joy from the World!

At Christmas we celebrate a purely Two-ist joy: The Word, who exists outside and apart from creation as its Creator, took on flesh in order to save His people from their sins. But if One-ism were reality, what would we have to celebrate during this time of "Winter Holidays"?

The Emperor’s New Yoga Pants

In schools on the West and East coasts of the United States, little children are bowing and worshiping, though their training is being called exercise. All Christians must understand the spiritual foundations of One-ism and Two-ism and recognize the implications of each worldview in everyday life. Here is one very real example from a truthXchange staff member in Southern California.

IO 84: Only Two Religions? That Can’t Be True!

In Romans 1:25, Paul sums up in 25 Greek words the bedrock nature of spiritual conflict, be it in the Garden, in his own time, or, by implication, in ours. In this verse he lays out an irreducible age-old conflict between two opposing world views: the worship and service of creation, or, the worship and service of the Creator. These two options sum up the whole of reality.

“The Muggle’s Protest” By Steve Baarendse

Many Christians downplay the pervasive wiccan spiritism in "Harry Potter," arguing that the series is no more than an edgier Grimm’s fairy tale and that its sorcery is a benign metaphor for flights of fancy. But is it?