In the case of environmental stewardship, therefore, where a part or the whole of the planet is in view, we ought to want to know who the planet belongs to if not us.
Where God Himself said He would harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not listen to them, so that God could display His power to Egypt, and Israel, do some find fault with God?
What you can call this tendency, if you are wise, is “abusive” – not just because it abuses those who study to show themselves approved workmen, but also because it abuses the truth.
An inheritor of Jim Elliott’s faith may not be stabbed, shot, and clubbed here yet, but he certainly will be told to leave the Mall of America if he wears a Christian t-shirt.
If reading my Bible leads me to place a high value on reading books generally, I see the whole business in Boulder as something approaching sacrilegious.
How much should we care what people think of us, or what our reputation is? There is a legitimacy to considering optics, if you don’t mind referring to them that way.
We must aim higher than the crowd, and look to God to define what is normal, healthy, and sane. The crowd may sometimes forget, after all. Our Maker never will.
At the risk of being understood here as making a value judgment, I will repeat myself: we ought to encourage men to grow full beards as a symbolic embrace of virtuous masculinity.
We now inhabit a society which stubbornly denies God’s call to place our faith in Him. Thus, in rejecting God’s authority, we also see the unraveling of the basis for human authority.
JP Chavez asks whether there is a benefit to Christians taking personality tests like the MBTI, and Kevin DeYoung published a stellar essay titled ‘The Case for Kids.’