Secular Psychology – a Pseudoscience?

Introduction Today in America, we live in a culture blighted with the same basic problem as the historic city of Athens. Our nation, as that city, has become a nation full of idols. Even as Paul was distressed that the overarching thought life... next...

Separation of Church and State Revisited

If you watch any amount of television, you’ve noticed that the election year sparring is heating up nicely. What’s interesting to me is how the “religious” community is being induded in the political maneuverings. In... next...

Practical Stewardship: Tips for Reducing Debt and Spening Wisely

You’ve determined that you want to be a better steward of God’s resources, to live within the boundaries of what He's provided. So how do you carry out this plan? And is it wrong to ever take on debt? Haste Makes Waste While the... next...

Women in Office – What Changed My Mind

In seminary I studied beside talented women who wanted to become pastors. Opponents of women’s ordination struck me as old-fashioned and cranky. I read books and articles which said it was permissible, even required, for women to serve... next...

The Supreme Court Mocks Law and Life

The Supreme Court has sealed its fate to be regarded by future generations on the level of Chief Justice Roger Taney’s court which ruled in the Dred Scott case that black people were not fully human, and therefore, their lives did not... next...

Christian Ethics in a Pluralistic Society

The time is past in which Christian norms and values were respected and honored. Today, people widely argue for and practice the “right” of private morality, and self-determination. Think of the issues of abortion, euthanasia and... next...

The Shepherd’s Staff: Change and the Unchangeable

A friend recently visited us in Dallas and commented on the fast paced life in this city. Nothing new. I hear it, and say it, all the time. But this conversation didn’t stop there. He and I got to talking about the pace, not of lifestyle,... next...

Feed My Lambs: What Are We Really Teaching?

Recently, in a conversation with some veteran teachers of children, we began to discuss what we were teaching in our various classes. All too quickly the conversation turned to a discussion of curriculum, materials, and methods that we were... next...

In Spirit & Truth: Heinrich Bullinger: Christian Confessor (Part II)

Heinrich Bullinger in the Second Helvetic Confession gave the world an excellent summary of the Reformed faith. Since this confession is relatively unknown today, it may be useful to quote some distinctive statements from the confession and... next...

What We Believe: The Doctrine of Justification (V) – Can a Lonely Faith Justify? The Teaching of James (Part C)

What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,”... next...
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