Category Archives: The Modern Church

Parenting Rules

J. Budziszewski had a great post on Friday: A surprising number of parents tell me that they are afraid to “force” their children to worship with them, because then the kids might come to resent religion. By this reasoning, children … Continue reading

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40 Shades of Sentimentalism

Despite the wishful thinking of social justice warriors, the fight continues over marriage equality whether some Americans can force others to pretend that two men are married to each other. The quest to dominate hearts and minds goes on regardless … Continue reading

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America’s Most Hated Bible Verses

I’m referring to Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 3, of course—well, half of them, anyway.  Is the apostolic instruction that wives submit to their husbands inherently abusive? Does a refusal to redact that part of the whole counsel of God … Continue reading

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Gentleness and Respect are not Always Nice

In your hearts, honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. – I … Continue reading

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On Yoga Pants and Priorities

It seems there’s some kind of lively debate going on about yoga pants and modesty among American Evangelicals. It’s not a subject that I’ve really been invested in. On one hand, I’m more inclined to see yoga pants as slovenly … Continue reading

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A Change I Can Do Without

“What if Three Weekends Can Change Your Life?” That’s the bold question asked by a postcard I received last week announcing a local church’s grand opening.  Because I think curiosity should be punished, I decided to read the details on … Continue reading

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Virginity and Faith: When Sexual Experience Sires Religious Illusions

In his Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant wrote, “For as regards nature, experience presents us with rules and is the source of truth, but in relation to ethical laws experience is the parent of illusion, and it is in … Continue reading

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We Proclaim; We do not Include

 Among theological liberals desperate to “fix” Christianity lest it die in obscurity and obsolescence (say, how is membership in liberal “churches” doing again?) one of the key goals is to make Christianity more inclusive. Why are American congregations so white? … Continue reading

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The End of Modern Theology in England

On May 11th, 1959, C.S. Lewis addressed the students of Westcott House, the Anglican theology school at Cambridge. They no doubt found his message to be peculiar. It was, after all the message of a Christian who believed that his … Continue reading

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Jesus Needs to Man Up

It seems that Family Life has taken it upon themselves to provide a list of 40 no-no’s to Christian husbands. Some of these new Thou Shalt Not’s are Biblical common sense; others are challenges that men should strive for; some … Continue reading

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