7 Reasons Young Men Should Marry Before Their 23rd Birthday

This post originally ran April 11, 2016. I want to argue that the war on marriage has many fronts. And while evangelical Christians have done a decent job in resisting some of the more outlandish attacks (e.g. Obergefell), in other areas we have tended to go along with the secular flow completely. One area where acquiescence …

Unleashing Your Inner Fundamentalist

This post originally ran August 5, 2009. Suppose that John R. Rice, during his Sword of the Lord days, accidentally took a couple hits of acid, and prophesied wildly about what would happen down the road if women quit wearing their hair in a bun, and started wearing slacks like crazy. Suppose he got really …

Like a Gelatinous Pudding

Introduction: In the New Testament, obedience is a good word. Also in the New Testament, works is not, unless it is modified with a word like good. We are called to good works (Titus 2:7), but we are not saved by works (Eph. 2:8-9). By way of contrast, sinners do not obey the truth (Rom. 2:8). The Lord is the author of eternal salvation ...

Like a Float for the Tournament of Roses

Introduction: One of the men in that Founders trailer said something like this. “If we can take a clear passage that says ‘I do not permit a woman to teach” and turn it into something like ‘I do permit a woman to teach in certain cases,’ we have gotten to the point where anything goes. There is no stopping this thing. Which is simply ...

What Would Solomon Have Done With an Orc-Baby?

Introduction: So yesterday was eventful. There were events in the PCA, in the SBC, and in the CREC. You like how I am starting out in such measured tones, calling these things “events”? The old Chinese curse goes, as I am sure you remember, may you live in interesting times. And, as it transpires, we …