Open Carry or No?
My wife and I can’t agree but it looks like you’re sporting a sidearm in your Twitter banner photo. That’s all.
Jordan, I have a sidearm, but that fact cannot be ascertained from that photo.
On Arrogance and Humility
Challenging and convicting, thank you, and the Holy Spirit for how He will use it to complete that which the Lord has begun in our lives and others who may be affected by our lives.
Relativism and postmodernism run amok in the Church. I place the blame (is that allowed?) on parents, pastors and church leaders. If they don’t teach objective goodness, beauty, and Truth, secular culture will have its way, no matter how much Christians attend church, read their Bible, or pray.
Thank you so much for posting this. Can you do the same for your bitterness message? So good and needed! Grateful for your ministry.
Brett, for the talk on bitterness I did at ACCS not really have any publishable notes. Sorry.
Rejected Christianity at the Founding?
The Founders rejected the covenanters’ view of government since the beginning. Your position is no different. And, the covenanters’ interjection of God into government was rejected again by Lincoln when he reformed the U.S view of itself when he won the war in 1865. Your view is no different. It will be rejected again by what has always been a secular government in America. If you keep pushing these theocratic views, ignoring the covenanters have already tried and failed many times to put a religious amendment in the Constitution, you will help the left get more power over our lives just the covenanters helped many liberals place more barriers into religious practices.
Luis, I have no doubt that this is the way secularists want it to go. But if we want to resist the branches and fruits of liberalism, then at some point we have to tend to the root of it all.
Empires of inoculated dirt: “I’m old enough to have been around when polio was a real threat,” said Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, D-Manhattan. “I believe in science…. Your personal opinions, which may be based on junk science, do not trump the greater good.” Link. There is a larger principle at work here and I think this quote exposes it perfectly (and it has nothing whatsoever to do with inoculations. What if the quote replaced “I believe in science” with “I believe in justice” and “junk science” with “Biblicism”? There, I think we have the current argument for all the ills of our society. Namely, personal opinions on any topic are subject to the demos and its theos. If we are to fight effectively to take this planet for King Jesus we have to, as you say often, define the terms of the dictionary and in this case, define the terms of control over the throne. Every demos has a theos and the mission is to put The Theos on the throne of this and every demos in the universe. Right?
Jamie, as you have invited me to, I would say right.
Researching a novel, I recently re-encountered a classic song that illustrates how far we’ve fallen. I’m sure you remember it—Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, “The Game of Love”. It went to #1 on the charts in 1965.
“The purpose of a man is to love a woman,
And the purpose of a woman is to love a man . . . .
It started long ago in the Garden of Eden…”
Call the lyric police. Revise the history books. Re-bend your minds.
Art, who can tell where that kind of thing might end?