If most Americans have either remained stubbornly polarized, or else defiantly disengaged, it’s not all that surprising that the election outcomes are still coming in upside down.
In both extremes – loving America too much, or hating her instead – we refuse to call our nation to repentance, and perhaps all the more when repentance is so desperately needed.
Had the early Church thought like Leeman does, they might have rejected the term ‘Christian’ itself. That too was a pejorative originally, mockingly deriding followers of The Way.
Jonathan Leeman argues at 9Marks for dropping the label ‘Christian Nationalism’ on the grounds that many people can’t tell the difference between two distinct ways of meaning the term.
My hope is that we see God’s kindness as an incentive for repentance concerning those sins against Him and one another which displease Him and forestall the blessings of Heaven.
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.
Musk officially owns Twitter, per SEC filings Thursday. But lest we suppose this will translate into an anything-goes hellscape, new outlines for content moderation have been announced.
On the one hand, goodness can come as a result of legitimate unity. On the other, the truths on which unity depends where legitimacy is concerned cannot be denied, or wishcasted into being.
The teaching of our Lord, to turn the other cheek when someone strikes us on the one, is non-negotiable. Yet we must also recognize that this is not a blanket condemnation of self-defense.
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.