This is post 10 of 12 in the series “toxic new religion” Richard Weaver famously said, “Ideas have consequences.” They also have antecedents. In this post, we’ll look at the genesis of the ideas behind the toxic new religion (TNR hereafter) which is assaulting Western civilization. Who were its prophets,
This is post 1 of 4 in the series “intolerance of islam and atheism” Pluralism is grounded in the Judeo-Christian worldview “When Muslims are in the minority, they complain about being oppressed. But the minute they become the majority, they become real oppressors because of the inherent intolerance of their
This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” We muddle and even dismiss our humanity when we reject God. The truth of God’s existence has been revealed with such clarity that people who refuse to acknowledge God must suppress the truth. They must repeatedly and actively submerge the
This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” Answer: God’s invisible, moral character is revealed in His creation. Question: How can the invisible be visible? That’s where we ended last Thursday’s post. Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities … have been clearly seen, Romans 1:19–20.
Karl Marx There are no atheists, only idolaters. As is the custom at our Sunday worship, we recite the Nicene Creed – a statement of the orthodox faith crafted by early church fathers. The opening lines confess that We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and
Recently a good friend challenged me to re-formulate my basic worldview categories. He had been reading James Anderson’s book, What’s Your Worldview and liked Anderson’s four basic categories. He suggested I adopt this framework. His suggestion prompted this reflection. My own worldview journey began with Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship
Fundamentalist atheism will not stop at anything to destroy the natural family and the church. With this ideology marching virtually unimpeded through society today, what is the Christian to do? As we have written before, atheists in the past affirmed reason. They simply asked for a level playing field to discuss
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “jihadists or atheists” In part 1 we suggested that religious freedom is under assault by the new atheists. “Surrender your freedom of religion and conscience or we will crush you!” Consider recent developments surrounding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “jihadists or atheists” We are witnessing an oppressive assault on religious freedom both here and abroad. The attack is coming from religious fundamentalists, jihadists in the East and secularists in the West. We cannot read or watch international news without seeing
“The culture war isn’t really about culture, and it never has been. It’s about sex.” That’s Damon Linker’s provocative claim in his article, “What religious traditionalists can teach us about sex.” Linker’s statement caught my attention. My initial reaction was Yes! But on thinking further I thought No! And finally I decided, Yes