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What Is Marriage? A Summary of a Secular Defense of Man and Woman

Sometimes the most obvious things in life are the hardest to define. For example, how does one define beauty? Or manhood? Or marriage? Traditionally, such features of human existence were taken for granted as objective and self-evident, requiring no defense. But things have changed. The obvious is no longer obvious. It’s not quite right to […]

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Thornwell’s Inaugural Address of the Confederate Presbyterian Church

Note: In 1861, the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was deeply divided over the issue of slavery, as well as the broader matter of the church’s role in addressing social and political controversies. It was a question of jurisdiction as much as one of morality. In May, the PCUSA General Assembly had […]

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The American Solidarity Party: Would Kuyper Vote for Them? 

This election cycle has forced a lot of Christians—myself included—to rethink their approach to politics from the ground up. While Hillary Clinton’s nomination by the Democratic Party didn’t come as much of a shock, this time last year I couldn’t have predicted that Donald Trump would emerge victorious from the Republican primaries. And yet here […]

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Civil War as Theological Crisis: A Review

In an earlier series of posts, I reviewed Dr. Sean Lucas’ biography Robert Lewis Dabney. One conclusion Lucas demonstrates from Dabney’s work was the need for more rigorous theological argumentation in making ethical conclusions. This conclusion came from observing the use of Scripture to justify slavery by leaning inappropriately on proof-texts, rather than arguing from […]

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Racial Reconciliation and Ferguson, MO: Resources for Understanding

Over the past few months, the city of Ferguson, Missouri has been in the spotlight of national news. Ever since the death of Michael Brown, the city has experienced protest after protest. Both the citizens and the police seek to have justice done, yet many disagree over what that justice will look like, and ask […]

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Lord over Every Square Inch of CSU

Things took a turn for the worse for evangelical campus ministries nationwide last week. America’s largest university system, California State University, has officially “derecognized” InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on all of its 23 campuses. This was in response to IVCF’s refusal to comply with CSU’s new “all-comers” policy requiring all campus organizations to open up leadership roles […]

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Lecrae on America and Immigration

I’ve never really followed Lecrae before, but I heard about the release of his new album Anomaly (Reach Records, 2014), and figured I would give it a listen. I have to admit, I’m quite impressed with what I’ve heard so far. He combines quality music and rhythms with thoughtful lyrics, which is rare these days. He even wades into […]

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Pride and Privilege in the American Church

The events in Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks have been like a social earthquake. The shooting of Michael Brown has revealed again the fault line in American race relations, and one overwhelming theme rising from the discussion is we don’t understand each other. Or to be more specific, whites, on the whole, don’t […]

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Toward a Theology of Animal Care (Part 1)

After graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary, I had the privilege of working at the Saint Louis Zoo for a summer. I would often arrive at work early, so I could stroll around the zoo and observe the amazing variety of animals from around the globe. My favorites were the red pandas, the sea lions, and […]

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Guest Post on Immigration: A Christian Case for Restrictionism

Editor’s note: Noah Winograd has been a good friend of mine for several years. I first met him about six years ago in Augusta, Georgia, where we both came to a saving faith in Christ through the preaching ministry of Dr. George Robertson at First Presbyterian Church. We share an interest in the intersection of Christianity […]

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