The Franklin Statement: A Biblical View of Covenant Marriage, Love, and Sexuality

culture family marriage Apr 29, 2019

It is God who has established, sanctified, and ordained Covenant Marriage (Genesis 2:18-25). Therefore, all things governing its definition, initiation, nature, purpose, sanctity, recognition, and perpetuation must be determined by His Word and by His Word alone (Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32).

Jesus...

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Neologisms

culture language words Dec 31, 2018

Every year new words and phrases find their way into our vocabulary. 

  • Sometimes these neologisms are the result of political turns of events, like Brexit, alt-right, or newsjacking.
  • Sometimes it is technology and digital media that introduce new words like hashtag, emoji, or listicle.
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Religion Externalized

culture Dec 24, 2018

Culture is simply a worldview made evident. It is basic beliefs worked out into habits of life. It is theology translated into sociology. Culture is a very practical expression of the common faith of a community or a people or a nation. Culture is, as Henry Van Til famously quipped, "religion...

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Just Preach It

church culture preaching Dec 10, 2018

When I was in seminary, the “Church Growth Movement” was just getting its sea legs.  So, of course, it was all the rage in the hallowed halls of academia—if not amongst the profs, most assuredly amongst their charges.  Filled with uninformed enthusiasm my peers tended...

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Education & Culture

culture education family Nov 12, 2018

“A nation at risk.”  That is how the United States Department of Education once described our country’s educational crisis.  It was true then.  It still is.

The vast educational monolith in this country is a dismal failure:

  • Teacher competency is down. 
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Faster

We are so tragically, malignantly impatient.  Everything is moving faster and faster in our lives.  We have instant access to the  internet right on the phones in our pockets.  We do business “at the speed of light.” 

Speed and efficiency defines almost...

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Meaning It, Believing It, and Living It

culture discernment prayer Oct 01, 2018

It is one of the great ironies of our day that Christians can pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven,” and not actually mean anything by it. Indeed, it is a stunning paradox that we can live as if such a prayer could not be answered. Even worse, we can live as if such a...

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Resounding Nehemiads

Jeremiad.

Definition: "an elaborate and prolonged lamentation; a cry of woe; and expression of righteous indignation."

Nehemiad.

Definition: "an elaborate and prolonged humiliation; a cry of grief; an expression of righteous repentance."

Well might we plead the case for an outpouring of Jeremiads...

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