Category Archives: Imago Dei

Just Breaking: Motherhood Is a Cultural Invention!

“Motherhood is a cultural invention. It reflects a belief adopted by society that is passed down from one generation to the next.” So writes Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College, in “Time To Rethink Our Social Construct of Motherhood.” McCartney’s … Continue reading

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Atheists and Liberal Christians: Partners Against Human Dignity

The fight for human dignity in the 21st century is similar to the fight for the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in the 19th century. As is true for the pro-abortion movement today, the pro-slavery advocates were largely atheists … Continue reading

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Unbridled Sexuality A Little Pedophilia Never Hurt Anyone, Right?

Where is the new sexuality heading? (Hint: What’s  the natural conclusion of postmodern ideology?) The postmodern world begins its ascent onto the world scene by denying the concept of a metanarrative (an assertion which is itself a metanarrative, of course). … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter at the Supreme Court Today

Today’s Washington Post editorial is titled, “The Supreme Court Must Finish the Job on Same Sex Equality.” In it, we read: The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case widely expected to decide a great civil rights issue … Continue reading

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Culture: Where the Physical and Spiritual Converge

God made humankind to be culture makers, and it matters a great deal what kind of culture we create. Whatever our vocation, whatever domain we are called to, as Christians our work is ultimately to create kingdom culture—culture that reflects … Continue reading

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We Can Rebel But We Can’t Escape the Consequences of Rebellion

“God gave them over,” Romans 1:24. “God gave them over,” Romans 1:26. “God gave them over,” Romans 1:28. I have read the apostle Paul’s words hundreds of times over the years. I have studied and taught from Romans 1. But … Continue reading

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Without Structure There’s No Art

Francis Schaeffer’s book, The God Who is There, introduced me to the intersection of Christianity and the arts. He wrote about the influence of art in Western society, a theme further developed in his later book, Art and the Bible: What is the … Continue reading

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“RELIGION is Vital to Democracy” says the Marxist!

Did you hear the one about the Marxist who praised religion? Sometimes truth issues from a most unlikely source. Melchizedek, king of Salem, appears as if from nowhere to bless Abraham, patriarch of God’s covenant people (Genesis 14). Balaam, who … Continue reading

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Another Story of Christianity Blessing China

Given the reality of Christianity blessing China, the country’s leaders would do well to give greater freedoms to their Christian churches. A recent study indicates that such freedoms would benefit the country as a whole, in real economic terms. Loosening the … Continue reading

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What Wisdom Has to Do with Wealth

We wrote recently about the implications of wisdom in human life as an attribute from the creation. Wisdom is the framework for humans to flourish as God intended. It’s not hard to see wisdom vs. folly played out in simple economics. … Continue reading

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