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The Secularization Of American Culture

Jun 1st, 2019 | By

The evidence that American culture is becoming more secular is overwhelming. For example, the rise of the religious “nones” is one of the more profound developments within American culture. They constitute about a quarter of the total population and, about a third of those who became adults in the new millennium, identify with the “nones.” As The Economist reports, “Comparing 2016-2018 with the last three years of the 20th century, declared participants in organized religion have plunged by nearly 20 points to 52%.



Hebrews 5:1-13

May 31st, 2019 | By

Hebrews 5 discusses how Jesus is superior as our reputable high priest – a concept that was difficult to grasp for Jews of the ancient world.



Replacement Theology, Medieval Anti-Semitism And Modern Terror

May 25th, 2019 | By

In late April 2019, before he walked into a synagogue in Poway, California, and opened fire, John Earnest wrote a seven-page manifesto spelling out his core beliefs: That Jewish people, guilty in his view of faults ranging from killing Jesus to controlling the media, deserved to die; that his intention to kill Jews would glorify God.



Hebrews 4:3-16

May 24th, 2019 | By

In-depth discussion of the 3 different “rests” spoken of in Hebrews 4, that the Lord provides His people.



Human Sexuality And Parental Rights: The New Normal

May 18th, 2019 | By

Chuck Colson regularly stated that “what was once unthinkable, becomes debatable and gradually becomes acceptable.” Independent journalist, Jeremiah Keenan, recently reported in The Federalist magazine a rather astonishing legal development concerning a 14 year old child, the child’s parents and the judicial system of British Columbia, Canada. It magnifies the bizarre and almost unthinkable developments in the next frontier of the human sexuality within Western Civilization. It also raises the troubling question of when do the rights of a child undermine parental rights? In this developing new normal, parents have limited rights, while the state sanctions sexual experimentation and novelty in the name of human rights.



Hebrews 3:1-4:2

May 13th, 2019 | By

Hebrews Chapter 3 establishes the greatness & superiority of Jesus as compared to Moses. The writer also encourages readers to listen to the Word of God, and warns against unbelief & its consequences.



Thinking Biblically About The Mounting Crisis Of Suicide

May 11th, 2019 | By

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States. In 2017, there were 47,126 suicides and nearly 1.4 million suicide attempts. The CDC estimates that self-inflicted deaths and injuries cost the US approximately $70 billion a year in direct medical and work-loss costs. Between 1999 and 2017, the age-adjusted rate for suicide in US increased 33%.



Hebrews 2:11-3:6

May 10th, 2019 | By

In today’s study, we learn the proven superiority of Jesus over angels by appealing to His nature. The thesis is that He did not come to earth to save angels, but to save humanity.



Hebrews 1:8-2:10

May 6th, 2019 | By

Dr. Eckman leads discussion of Christ’s superiority to Angels.



The Theological Crisis Of 21st Century Liberal Protestantism

May 4th, 2019 | By

In the 1960s 1 in 6 Americans belonged to a mainline Protestant church. Today it is 1 in 20, and falling. More broadly, the number of self-described Christians in the US has continued to drop and is now below 70%. The United Methodist Church (UMC) offers a rather poignant example of the confusion and tension when a Protestant church abandons its theological and doctrinal roots.