Author Archives: Matt

The Golden Rule Means Having Kids

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. There are plenty of controversial teachings in Christianity, but the Golden Rule generally  isn’t one of them. Whether Christian or not, the vast majority of people would accept it … Continue reading

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Lutheran in a Strange Land: “Face for Radio” Edition

I’ve had a number of requests for downloadable audio versions of the material on the new YouTube channel, and I am happy to oblige. You can subscribe to the audio podcast here:  http://matthewcochran.net/blog/?feed=mp3.  It’s exactly the same thing as the YouTube … Continue reading

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A Self-Imposed Poverty of Identity

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to identity lately–specifically because of the way America and other Western nations are shattering into a million different special interest groups. Multiculturalism is part of that, of course, but it’s hardly the whole problem. … Continue reading

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Conclusion of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

The conclusion of “Between Babel & Pentecost” in which we consider some of the lessons learned from our analysis of multiculturalism:

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Part 5 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

Now that we’ve spent some time considering the Tower of Babel, Pentecost, and the political ideologies of multiculturalism and globalism, it’s finally time to answer the question at the heart of this series:   Is a Christian nation obligated to be … Continue reading

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Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism – Part 4

Here’s the latest installment in my series on multiculturalism.   This time, we’re getting political–with the twin ideologies of multiculturalism and globalism up for a critical examination.  

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Hate the Sin, Flatter the Sinner?

Christ promised his Church that the world would hate us on his account. That hatred seldom becomes clearer than when obvious sin goes mainstream. And by obvious sin, I mean sin that is clearly condemned in the Bible–so clearly that … Continue reading

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Part 3 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

Here’s the latest entry in the current series at Lutheran in a Strange Land, in which we look at the multicultural aspect of Christianity that we find inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost.  

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Do Single Christian Men Owe Marriage to Single Christian Moms?

It always amazes me just how much of modern churches’ contempt for men could be resolved simply by having good theology. One of Dalrock’s latest blog posts is a critique of an old entry by Sam Parkison that essentially shames Christian men … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

The 2nd installment of the series is up. There’s no shortage of conflict between Christianity and Enlightenment philosophy, but the Bible story that drives a stake through modernism’s heart is the Tower of Babel.  

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