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Habakkuk 2:12-3:19

Jan 20th, 2021 | By

As God offers the five reasons why He will judge Babylon, Habakkuk then presents a praise hymn to God celebrating His splendour, power and righteous judgment.



Celebrating The Feast Of Epiphany In America 2021

Jan 16th, 2021 | By

On the traditional church calendar, January 6 is called the Feast of Epiphany, “when Christians celebrate how the light of Christ spreads to all nations. The season of Epiphany—also called Theophany in the East—focuses on Jesus’ revelation of his true identity to all the world.” In the West, it centers on the Magi finding Jesus. “In the weeks ahead, the Epiphany season recalls the baptism of Christ and the wedding at Cana, Jesus’ first miracle.”



Habakkuk 1:12-2:12

Jan 13th, 2021 | By

Habakkuk cannot understand how a holy God could use a pagan nation to judge His people—but God reminds him of His sovereignty, His goodness and His purpose in discipline.



Economic And Financial Realities For 2021

Jan 9th, 2021 | By

The economic and financial realities facing the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden are formidable. The national debt has skyrocketed under President Trump. This enormous increase resulted from President Trump’s tax cut policies and the staggering increase in national government spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic (over $3 trillion, all financed by debt). Furthermore, during the Trump presidency, the trade policies of the United States were radically upended. Both of these policy changes will have a profound impact on the direction of US economic and financial policies for both the near- and long-term.



A Culture Of Accommodation: Mainstreaming Same-Sex Relationships And Dangers To Religious Liberty

Jan 2nd, 2021 | By

The late Chuck Colson frequently would proclaim, “What was once unthinkable, becomes debatable and then gradually becomes acceptable.” I have always appreciated this declaration as a succinct summary of cultural accommodation. Cultural developments that only a few years ago were unimaginable are now mainstreamed as normal and legitimate in American civilization. Two recent developments illustrate this process of cultural accommodation.



Why Christmas?

Dec 26th, 2020 | By

Christmas is an intriguing and agreeable story: The tale of an unwed mother and an ostracized family, angelic messengers, noble shepherds, magi from the East and a tyrannical king. But, Christmas has a prequel; it only makes sense within the context of the larger story of what God is doing in the world.



Habakkuk Intro-1:17

Dec 23rd, 2020 | By

Habakkuk, God’s prophet, questions why God has not judged Judah for its idolatry, corruption and immorality; God’s answer is surprising.



The Toxic Tragedy Of The Fatherless In American Civilization

Dec 19th, 2020 | By

Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute, has challenged us to think about the cause of the cultural disruption we have witnessed in 2020. “The explosive events of 2020 are but the latest eruption along a fault line running through our already unstable lives. That eruption exposes the threefold crisis of filial attachment that has beset the Western world for more than half a century. Deprived of father, Father, and patrium [filial piety], a critical mass of humanity has become socially dysfunctional on a scale not seen before. Six decades of social science have established that the most efficient way to increase dysfunction is to increase fatherlessness. And this the United States has done, for two generations now. Almost one in four children today grows up without a father in the home. For African Americans, it is some 65 percent of children.”



Jonah 3-4

Dec 15th, 2020 | By

Although Jonah obeys God and preaches His message, Jonah is upset that God showed mercy and compassion to Nineveh.



What Is The Basis For Security And Identity In 2020?

Dec 12th, 2020 | By

In a recent article in The Atlantic, columnist David Brooks commented on the necessity of personal security for human flourishing to occur. Correctly, he observes the multi-faceted nature of “security.” It involves financial, emotional, social and personal identity categories, each of which demonstrates how complicated human beings are when it comes to what produces security in their lives.