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.
You know—the Age of Aquarius, chakras and crystals, Shirley MacLaine’s “going within,” and Marianne Williams, guru to the stars. Well, the stars are coming out, but the New Age is old hat. They were the good ol’ days.
Yesterday, Good Friday, 2009, I had one of the most blessed Easter experiences of my life. In the Immanuelkirche, an old, liberal Lutheran church in downtown Berlin, I attended a two–hour performance of Bach’s Johannes–Passion. On the way into Berlin, I talked with my daughter, Eowyn, about the difficulties she and her husband, David, face […]
My colleague, Mike Horton, has just published a book, Christless Christianity. I write, so to speak, from the belly of this beast, attending the National Pastors’ Conference, sponsored by Zondervan and Intervarsity Press, which is taking place in San Diego, February 9-14, 2009. It is amazing to see how these once faithful publishers of evangelical […]
In spite of the millions in California who democratically voted against gay marriage, the Governor, leading politicians, and all the major California newspapers are calling to overturn Prop 8. Power, it would seem, lies with ideology not democracy. For instance, for twenty–four days since November 4, the reputable (?) LA Times, has run at least […]
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Beto, We Love Youby Dr. Peter Jones | October 18, 2019
Reality stares us in the face. It broke open the other night when Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke stated without hesitation, for the first time in a national public forum, that if elected president he would call for the elimination of tax exemption for all religious groups—churches, schools and religious charities—who failed to honor the […]
Confronting Neo-Paganism Part 3by Dr. Peter Jones | September 26, 2019
The Christian Response A. Make Clear the Issues of Cosmology Christian theologians, in this time of great confusion, must define the timeless struggle in order to establish essential theological clarity. The ultimate choice is not between the old and the new, the traditional and the progressive, the cool and the uncool, the modern and the […]