Did God Make Mayor Pete Gay?

Did God Make Mayor Pete Gay?

Sunday is the Christian Sabbath, it is a day on which Christians set aside time to pray, to gather for corporate worship, and to think and speak about God. So, in that regard, the remarks this past Sunday by Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, IN and an announced...
On Samuel, Social Justice, And The Prophetic Office Of The Church (2)

On Samuel, Social Justice, And The Prophetic Office Of The Church (2)

In the first part of this two-part series, I sketched some of the background to explain how and why, in our late-modern period, it seems plausible to so many to regard the institutional church as an agent for social change. On the face of the New Testament, this would...
On Samuel, Social Justice, And The Prophetic Office Of The Church (1)

On Samuel, Social Justice, And The Prophetic Office Of The Church (1)

It is not difficult to find calls for the church to be “prophetic” especially toward the end of “social justice.” Of course we should favor social justice since nature and Scripture (e.g., Rom 13:1–7) both teach us that it is the function of the civil magistrate to...
They Are Coming For Your Children

They Are Coming For Your Children

There have been, arguably, three sexual revolutions in the modern period. If we think of the early stages of feminism, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that was part of a sexual revolution that included a loosening of heterosexual mores. The roaring 20s...
When Your Pastor Becomes A Social-Justice Action Hero

When Your Pastor Becomes A Social-Justice Action Hero

I know it has become en vogue in our day for pastors to think they’re doing their congregations a great service by framing their sermons to deal with the social justice issues of the day. Obviously, the problems are many and we’re never short of issues to address:...
Does The Bible Teach Socialism?

Does The Bible Teach Socialism?

With the rise of a young, avowedly socialist movement in the USA there is renewed interest in the history, nature, and prospect of Socialism. What is it? There are several definitions or several variants of Socialism. The Oxford Dictionary of English gives the...