This is post 2 of 5 in the series “house divided” A House Divided Cannot Stand Religious Liberty Fading in a Polarized America Divided States of America Divided States of America, part 2 Truth in Love: The Virtues to Heal Division In an increasingly polarized America, religious liberty is eroding.
Ever heard of the Monday church? Most Christians believe church is where we go on Sunday to worship with friends and hear a sermon or homily. The church is a building where we do “spiritual” things. “I’m going to church on Sunday.” But nowhere does the New Testament speak of
Seventeen years into the 21st century, threatening cultural and political storms sweep the world. Are Christians prepared? Are we creating robust cultures? Are we living lives that will equip us to face these winds? In fact we may be facing the “perfect storm,” three dangerous phenomena colliding at the same
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “secularized culture” Secularized Culture: Why the Church Must Engage Secularized Culture: Why the Church Must Engage, part 2 In the previous post I introduced a recent talk by Charles Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, on the church’s response to secularized culture. At
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “secularized culture” Secularized Culture: Why the Church Must Engage Secularized Culture: Why the Church Must Engage, part 2 Last week, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput powerfully spoke about today’s secularized culture. His discourse at the University of Notre Dame 2016 Bishops’ Symposium
Religious liberty can coexist with compassion Life is full of choices, but sometimes what appears to be a choice is actually a false dichotomy. “Why is food either good for you, or delicious?” (Some nutritious food is very tasty.) “Is the Christian life a matter of being faithful, or fruitful?”
If you enjoy harmony in music, you should probably thank the people who brought us the Bible. That’s one way to restate the message of a recent blog post by our friend, Christian Overman. Westerners take melody and harmony for granted. But “Western” music did not spring from a vacuum.
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
Depending on your perspective, pluralism in a society is a virtue to be nurtured or a vice to be shunned. Good people will disagree about this. Some time back, our friend, Bob Osburn, wrote a brief but masterful article on the subject. He distinguishes between principled pluralism and pluralism “as
In my morning devotions recently I came across a beautiful phrase, the “womb of the dawn.” There is something beautiful and clarion about these words. If I were a poet, which I am not, I would write a poem with this as the title. The phrase is found in a