Families, Resistance Cells

One of the most powerful parts of Rod Dreher’s Live Not by Lies is Chapter 7, entitled “Families Are Resistance Cells.” In it, he writes:   Family is where we first learn to love others. If we are lucky, it is also where we first learn how to live in...

The struggle will be perfected by God.

Is God going to use human effort to fix the world? And if the answer is no, does that mean we shouldn’t do any good in the world? Thomas Oden: “The Renewed Destiny of the Cosmos” The purpose of God in redemption is not merely to prolong creation quantitatively...

“Countering Simplistic Historical Optimism”

Is there a lot of uncertainty today? What should we expect as history moves forward? Should we be optimistic because things are moving forward and our technology is getting so good that it will eventually solve our problems? Thomas Oden summarizes the Bible’s...

Are we masters of our own identities?

I just listened to a podcast with an interview by Carl Trueman called “Making Sense of Transgenderism and the Sexual Revolution.” Trueman can be a little academic at times, but I really encourage those of you in any kind of college, or workplaces where...

Love them by praying for them.

As Pastor Joe has recently been pointing out, sometime in the mid to late first century AD, when an autocratic pagan emperor ruled the Mediterranean world, the Apostle Paul wrote this instruction to Timothy, who was leading a young christian church Asia Minor:...