Theonomy Is a Many-Splendored Thing

I may say this without fear of contradiction because a poet, one of our own, has taught us that love is a many-splendored thing, and no less than the apostle Paul himself has taught us that love is the fulfillment of the law. “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one …

Theocracy and the Tijuana Brass

Introduction: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Gospel Coalition and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are holding a conference in April to commemorate it (MLK50: Reflections from the Mountaintop). Anticipating the conference, earlier this week Russell Moore took the opportunity of MLK day to write …

I Will Be Brief If I Can

So brief. So the president allegedly called certain other countries a name that I will not repeat here, but it was rude, crude, and unattractive. In response, I tweeted this: “In response to the president’s alleged rude comment about certain countries, I call upon Christian leaders everywhere to refrain from giving any theocratic admonitions.” What …

Tribal Truth

Introduction: I want to offer a “get yourself oriented” explanation for the lunacy that has apparently descended upon virtually everybody. A fogbank of dunsical folly, stretching the length of the entire East Coast, has worked its way across the nation, and so it is that we hear distant, muffled cries, from out there in the …

Outrage Goes in the Purple Bin

So in something of a prescient move, in my last post I mentioned my widening circle of irrelevance—my particular brand of toxicity is now being increasingly opposed, and out of the blue, by various important voices, modulated voices, voices of sweet reason. The latest is from Elizabeth Bruenig, a columnist with The Washington Post, who …

Boy Scouts in the Original Greek

I think it is time for us to distinguish the Christian temper from various ideologies of the left and right that claim the mantle of scriptural authority. For example, socialists have confounded taking with sharing and libertarians have confounded autonomy with liberty. And both can produce Bible verses that commend sharing and liberty to us …