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Christian Ethics Have Been Abstracted

The abstraction of Christian ethics I would like to expose a problem. It’s been germinating in the Church since the election of Donald Trump. Unfortunately, it’s one that’s been en vogue for pastors to contribute. Namely, the problem is the rejection of the reality of the Christian way of life for the empty substitute of neo-Puritan, […]

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Christians Ought to Hold on to Tradition

Christians Ought to Hold on to Tradition It’s difficult to articulate why Christians ought to hold to tradition. Often, I’m misunderstood as defending traditionalism. I don’t mean that we ought to defend tradition for tradition’s sake. Rather, I wish to communicate a kind of guardedness against sudden change as well as a sense of worth […]

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Preparing for the storm.

Preparing for the storm As I predicted last post, I believe there’s an ecclesiastical storm approaching. It’s fueled by rising hot air in the primarily Southern denominations of the SBC and the PCA. Now I’d like to suggest a course of action, rain gear, if you will. First, pray. You ought to already be praying […]

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Pretending Your Racism is Patriotism

Pretending your racism is patriotism picket Saturday, in my hometown, several folks participated in a march to demonstrate their disapproval of injustices against the lady-folk in our society. As I drove by the group of about 75, I noticed several signs, one of which was prevalent. It read, “Stop pretending your racism is patriotism”. I […]

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The Bible is Not a Hammer

I was raised in a very religious family. We valued our faith but in a way that was often legalistic. Don’t get me wrong. I am convinced that each of my relatives were/are true believers. But, I’ve witnessed too many family feuds in which the Bible was used as a weapon. Most of the time […]