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The Moral Clarity Of The Ukraine War

Mar 12th, 2022 | By

The dreadful war in Ukraine launched by the brutal and aggressive designs of the criminal Vladimir Putin has changed perceptions, assumptions and priorities. As Aaron Rhodes, President to the Forum for Religious Freedom—Europe, has argued, “[This war] is a war of conquest by a statist regime against a society seeking democracy and peace. Mr. Putin’s attack on Ukraine is emblematic of a world-wide conflict between democratic and hegemonic powers. It thus offers an opportunity for moral clarity, which will be crucial in the years and decades ahead.” It is indeed a chance to rediscover the principles of freedom and democracy, eroded by illiberal intellectual fads. This brutal war requires a change in the thinking of the United States about its future, its relationship with NATO and its military and diplomatic strategies.

Genesis Patriarchs 28:10-22

Mar 11th, 2022 | By

In a dream, God renews the Abrahamic Covenant with Jacob, after which Jacob worships God, changes the name of a Canaanite sanctuary city Luz to Bethel. and makes a vow to God.

America’s Cultural Decline And The Evangelical Response

Mar 5th, 2022 | By

In a recent article, columnist David Brooks reports on the increase of disturbing behavior within American culture: “. . . reckless driving is on the rise, the number of altercations on airplanes has exploded, the murder rate is surging in cities, drug overdoses are increasing, Americans are drinking more, nurses say patients are getting more abusive . . . Teachers are facing a rising tide of disruptive behavior. The Wall Street Journal reported in December: ‘Schools have seen an increase in both minor incidents, like students talking in class, and more serious issues, such as fights and gun possession. In Dallas, disruptive classroom incidents have tripled this year compared with prepandemic levels, school officials said.’

Genesis Patriarchs 27:1-46

Mar 4th, 2022 | By

In collusion with his mother, Rebekah, Jacob, impersonating his brother Esau, lies (twice) to Isaac, his father, inorder to receive the blessing of the firstborn.

Putin, Ukraine And War In Europe

Feb 26th, 2022 | By

As I am writing this, Vladimir Putin has launched an invasion of Ukraine, initiating the first European land war since 1945. By any definition, Ukraine is a sovereign nation-state. Christopher DeMuth of the Hudson Institute itemizes these criteria: 1. It occupies and polices a clearly defined territory inhabited by millions of citizens; 2. It has self-conscious polities with its own history, traditions and institutions of government, commerce and civil liberty; 3. It is a peaceable nation.

Genesis Patriarchs 25:1-34

Feb 25th, 2022 | By

As Abraham dies, Issac, the new patriarch, struggles with the same sins as his dad, but sees his two sons, Jacob and Esau born–and the battle between the two begins.

America’s Role In The World, 2022

Feb 19th, 2022 | By

With the 1945 allied victory in World War II, America emerged a superpower, but a superpower contending with the Soviet Union for influence and dominance. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, 1989-1991, American hegemony was achieved. From this collapse until the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the US dominated the world in various domains of power—military, economic, political and cultural. That hegemony is now breaking down.

Genesis Patriarchs 24:1-67

Feb 18th, 2022 | By

Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac, and God’s loyal, covenant love and providence are clearly evident throughout the entire process.

The Role Of Parents In The Moral And Spiritual Formation Of Children

Feb 12th, 2022 | By

Christian sociologists, Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk, have just published an important book, Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation. They validate what the Bible says so clearly in Deuteronomy 6—parents shape the religious worldview and spearhead the moral and spiritual formation of their children.

Genesis Patriarchs 22:1-23:20

Feb 11th, 2022 | By

In obedience to God, Abraham is willing to offer Issac back to God, but He stops him and renews the covenant.