Lazarus Unwrapped? THE MOST AMAZING THING ABOUT THE AMAZING RESURRECTION OF JESUS Last Easter I was anticipating a trip to Israel when I wrote “Empty Grave Clothes.” It is something that will not leave my mind, especially since my pastor, Ted Hamilton, reminded me as he preached about the roaring anger of Jesus against death […]
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”?
(to the tune, “I’m dreaming…”) Going through the sterile–looking security area at the San Diego Airport last week, I happened to notice a few, almost imperceptible, golden globes the size of golf–balls hanging from the ceiling and a few red and green hints of holly bush on the walls. After my inevitable “male assist” scan […]
Public life is no longer “politics as usual.” At the 1992 Clinton inauguration journalists hailed the “birth of Religious Left.” By 2009, inauguration ceremonies included blessings from a gay bishop; the Religious Left had clearly matured! “We are God’s partners in matters of life and death,” says President Obama about healthcare, while accusing his critics […]
On the 4th of July, 2007, pagan religious leaders led a rally across from the White House to call for the appointment of a Pagan military chaplain and to request approval of Pagan religious symbols by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Elevating the “religion” of paganism as a legally–endorsed activity by the United States Military, […]
The Spirituality of Politicsby Dr. Peter Jones | August 24, 2020
As we approach the 2020 presidential elections, Christians should think deeply about their vote. Clearly, no current political party has any right to lay claim to being the G.O.P, “God’s Own Party.” Traditionally, believers (myself included) have sought to avoid taking a public political stance in order both to respect the political choices of fellow believers […]
Cultural Warts or Faithful Servantsby Dr. Peter Jones | August 20, 2020
According to recent polls, most young people “have graded Christianity, and so far, the grades aren’t looking good.” Young believers do not want the name “Christian” because of “the baggage that accompanies the label.” We all have baggage, but there is something very fishy going on here. Why is the most ethical, humane movement in […]
Only Five Black Lives Matter?by Dr. Peter Jones | July 14, 2020
Systemic Racism The accusation of “systemic racism” is everywhere—in the news media, in the halls of government, in churches, and, above all, in politics. The term implies that our country’s entire “system” is shot through in all areas and by all people with the belief that one race (the white race) is better than all […]
What the PCA Study Committee Did Not Study.by Dr. Peter Jones | June 16, 2020
Our silence in this area could be seen as defeatist or as a fearful withdrawal from engagement with unbelievers on the one volatile subject (LGBT+ issues) that daily overwhelms the news media and leads many institutions, both legal and cultural, to deny Christian citizens the right to free speech and to responsible action.