How then is it that we see such devastation in our land? It is because the Christian church, which is the body of Christ, his representatives here on earth, have failed to understand his teaching. We have not discerned the shape of the spiritual battle nor have we recognized the enemy. Indeed a partial blindness … Continue reading In what is the church failing?
God willing, the new evangelization will happen, but let us not imagine that this time will be like the first time. The old evangelization proclaimed the Good News among pagan, pre-Christian peoples to whom it came as something new. Nothing like that had been done before. But nothing like our task has been done before … Continue reading This Time Will Not Be the Same
Dear God, Some of the other angels and I were talking the other day (it seems like a thousand years ago), and we were all blown away by how you get your will accomplished in the Church. So we wanted to write you this letter and let you know how amazing it has been to … Continue reading A letter to God
The spiritual landscape of America is a battlefield; a war zone where minds are enslaved and lives are in jeopardy every hour. Social turmoil, political futility, and lawlessness in government are some visible evidences of the war. More evidence of the war can be seen in the increasing loss of life to suicide and drug … Continue reading Spiritual battle … what does it look like?
Reclaiming the Biblical Doctrine of Sin There is a need today for the Christian church to return to a clear affirmation of the bible's teaching about sin. It simply won't do to be vague and unclear about these things. The truth about sin is - No, wait, hold on. There are lots of important things … Continue reading Reclaiming… Justice
In previous posts I have described rules of practical wisdom which are really not wisdom at all. The posts endeavor to show what these rules are and why they are so faulty. By analogy I compared them with using the wrong tools for a project, and suggested that we could all profitably set them aside. … Continue reading Another tool – why we believe
The previous post described three rules of practical wisdom which are really not wisdom at all. They were "don't offend anyone," "we don't need to talk about sin," and "guiltless sin" or the fiction of moral ignorance. The post touched briefly on each one, endeavoring to show what these rules are and why they are … Continue reading Another wrong tool
Working in the building trades as I do, I occasionally have the experience of needing a particular tool, but not having it on hand. Often enough some temporary solution can be improvised, it just takes a little creativity. There can even be some satisfaction in finding a way to get the job done without the … Continue reading Using the wrong tools
Here are links to to two articles written by J. Budziszewski more then twenty years ago. I think they remain surprisingly relevant today. In each article, the author makes the case that Christians must pursue a distinctively Christian approach to politics. He calls both liberalism and conservatism, a "bundle of acute moral errors." I think … Continue reading A bundle of acute moral errors
When Solomon began the great project of building the temple of God in Israel, he began it with clear-minded humility. It was dedicated from the very beginning to the glory of God. Today the church of the Lord Jesus is the temple of God and we should build it with the same purpose and heart. … Continue reading What’s that you’re working on?