By Dr. E Cal BeisnerSenior Teaching Fellow In my years as a seminary professor of ethics, I saw few things more sinister and devious than the seemingly innocuous statement, “a biblically shaped commitment to the sanctity of human life compels us to a consistent ethic of life that affirms the sanctity of human life from […]
It is shocking to see in our Western culture a worldview that “progresses” by way of lies into moral chaos and human tragedy. Expressed with studied ambiguity, these lies anesthetize the next generation to the only true morality on which genuine human culture can survive. Journalist William Smith notes the fall-out: The present cultural conflict […]
Today’s cultural progressives believe they have cornered “the right [and moral] side of history,” leading to the global unity of all peoples. Ban Ki-moon, the UN General Secretary, says it clearly: “the United Nations is the hope and home of all humankind.” This same vision motivated the original “united” nations at Babel—“nothing that they propose […]
In a time when the ethical standards of Christianity are increasingly rejected, objections to the immorality of this scourge upon our culture are typically seen as mere moralising – the outdated values of social or political conservatives; little more than background noise. As such, Christian morality is often seen as judgmental, self-righteous, or even an expression of hatred. In such a context we need to re-learn to understand our faith and make our case as the early apologists did amongst the pagans – cosmologically, not simply pragmatically. Cosmology simply refers to order or structure. It is the way in which we look at and understand the order of our world. It considers the big picture of reality and the implications which flow from it. The one who ordered all reality, who called it into existence, hallowed the womb by his incarnation, and the implications which flow from this fact are profound indeed.
Regarding “gay marriage” the brilliant New York Times social commentator, Ross Douthat, is batting .500. He is right that present society will not be able to refuse it. He is wrong that it will help salvage our morally challenged world. It is surely true that the Sixties’ “liberation” of sex from marriage and gender (by […]
Voddie Baucham and the Dangers of Critical Race Theoryby Dr. Peter Jones | May 17, 2021
A Book Review of Fault Lines (Salem books, 2021) On the much debated subject of racism, an evangelical/reformed black American theologian (who now lives in Africa) inspires confidence, since he sees “social justice” from many sides. He proposes a balanced view of a divisive issue in his recent book, Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s […]
Cancel Cancel Cultureby Dr. Peter Jones | April 10, 2021
The Phrase “Cancel Culture” “Cancel culture” came into the collective consciousness around 2017, after the idea of “canceling” celebrities for problematic actions or statements became popular. American institutions and corporations now engage in censorship that was previously unimaginable, piling on critiques of a person, business, movement, or idea. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other Big Tech giants […]
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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