Feminism and the Trinity

One of the central idolatrous ideologies of our day is feminism. Although it is just one of the hydra heads (the monster being egalitarianism), it is nevertheless one of the most important hydra heads. This is because God created us male and female, and our sexual identity is right at the center of the image …

Free Information for Virginians

In just a few weeks (July 10, to be precise), Nancy and I will be teaching a one-day Reforming Marriage conference in Lynchburg, Virginia, which may turn out to be the first annual marriage conference. For more information, contact Virgil Hurt, the pastor of Providence Church in Lynchburg at www.providencekirk.com.  I will be preaching at Providence the …

Auburn Avenue Kerfluffle (AAK) and Transitive Verbs

Always trying to be helpful, I would like to suggest something else that might help good Reformed folks out of the impasse we have gotten ourselves into. In the current debate over faith alone, obedient faith, faith and obedience, and so on, we have a tendency to reify things like faith and obedience, and then …

Imposing Morality

“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Reading just these posts probably feels like listening to one half of a phone conversation, but I don’t feel …

From Greater to Lesser

There is an important sense in which regeneration has to be understood as applied to individuals. But this is not the primary thrust of the scriptural emphasis. If we emphasize individual regeneration alone, we will lose the glory of the biblical message of Regeneration. But if we keep the scriptural emphasis, we lose nothing with …

The Politics of Sodomy: The Real Sin of Sodom

INTRODUCTION What could possibly be meant, “The Real Sin of Sodom?” Isn’t is obvious? The sin of homosexual behavior draws its name from Sodom. What could be more obvious? And should we be suspicious of any attempt to draw our attention elsewhere? As always, the answer to such questions is, “It depends.” THE TEXT Behold, …

Party Spirit and Education Options

How is it possible to study the various Christian options for the education of your kids, come to settled conclusions, be prepared to articulate those conclusions for any who are interested, and yet avoid the besetting sin of factionalism and party spirit? After all, we have Christian parents who use homeschooling, others who use homeschool …

The Agreeable King Assensus

Once upon a time, the king convened a great synod of all the parachurch ministries, and because the times were troublous, they all of them came. WildLife Youth Stampede was there (WYS), the Gospel Blimp Organization (GBO), and IIMEI (If It Moves, Evangelize It) and many others like that — yea, all the staff members …