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Is There A Faith-Based Foundation For American Progressivism?

Sep 26th, 2020 | By

A new book by Religious News Service reporter Jack Jenkins (American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country) argues that not only is the Religious Left alive and well in contemporary America—it is the “beating heart of modern progressivism.” Modern politics in the Trump era often stereotype people into rather rigid categories. This is not very helpful and is in fact often intellectually dishonest. As I have argued on Issues over the last few months, genuine, biblical Christian leaders are all over the map in their political leanings.



John 13:1-31

Sep 25th, 2020 | By

In washing His disciples’ feet, Jesus exhibited limitless love, servanthood and, symbolically, the washing away of sin.



John 12:27-50

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By

As the Father speaks for the third time to His Son, Jesus then interprets His Father’s words for the people and offers a theology of unbelief to explain why so many are rejecting Him as the Messiah.



The State Of The American Family In 2020

Sep 19th, 2020 | By

According to Stephanie Kramer, “A [2019] Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world who do so (7%).



Religious Liberty Redux: The Calvary Chapel Decision

Sep 12th, 2020 | By

This summer, the Supreme Court has ruled, for the second time in the last two months, against a church which sought exemptions from statewide restrictions on houses of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic (Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak). Calvary Chapel involved a Nevada public health order governing which businesses and institutions are able to remain open during the pandemic, and under what terms these institutions may do so.



John 12:1-26

Sep 10th, 2020 | By

In the context of Mary anointing Jesus’ head and feet and the Pharisees seeking to kill both Jesus and Lazarus, Jesus enters Jerusalem on a young donkey in a triumphal manner with the crowds waving palm branches and exclaiming Psalm 118, thereby fulfilling Zechariah 9:9.



Discerning The Liberty Issues Associated With COVID-19

Sep 5th, 2020 | By

1 Corinthians 8-10 detail the central biblical teaching on Christian liberty. The premise is that brothers and sisters in Christ should be willing to set aside their rights for the sake of others. The COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive and has necessitated the surrender of some of our freedoms for the sake of the larger public health. To satisfactorily balance individual rights with public health issues is excruciatingly difficult. In this Perspective, I seek to explore in-depth the matter of religious liberty and its application to the COVID-19 pandemic.



John 10:41-11:44

Sep 2nd, 2020 | By

Jesus explains that “I and the Father are one,” and to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life.”



The Unending Redefinition Of Human Rights And Human Identity

Aug 29th, 2020 | By

Who decides questions of truth? Who defines the boundaries of human rights? In a pluralistic culture, who defines the standards of behavior based on these rights? In our Postmodern, Post Christian era, answering these questions is no longer easy. There is no foundation for our civilization, no agreed-upon set of ethical standards, and no transcendent authority to which to appeal. Human autonomy is a given and the boundaries to that autonomy appear limitless. Two recent developments highlight the ongoing redefinition of human rights and human identity.



John 10:1-30

Aug 27th, 2020 | By

Jesus declares Himself to be the Door of the sheepfold and the Good Shepherd, providing salvation for His sheep and giving them eternal life.