Vladimir Lenin And Vladimir Putin

Feb 24th, 2024 | By

Sunday, 21 January 2024, was centenary of the death of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of Soviet communism and the leader of the bloody Bolshevik Revolution that brought communism to Russia. There were no parades or stirring speeches in Red Square. The obvious reason is that one of Lenin’s most strident critics is Vladimir Putin, “who appears far more enamored with the empire that Lenin’s revolutionaries overthrew.” “In my opinion, the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s death creates an opportunity to try to move away from the endless passionate and meaningless bickering around the dilemma: is he an angel from heaven or a monstrous antichrist, the embodiment of absolute world evil?” said Vladimir Lukin, a Russian senator who formerly served as a human rights commissioner.

2 Samuel 6:14-7:29

Feb 23rd, 2024 | By

David returns the Ark to Jerusalem and “dances before the LORD;” God then establishes the Davidic Covenant, promising to David an eternal throne, dynasty and kingdom.

Thoughts On The Sexual And Social Media Revolution

Feb 17th, 2024 | By

One of my favorite Christian authors is Gene Edward Veith, Provost and Professor of literature at Patrick Henry College. Cleverly, Veith has put together a Catechism written by advocates of our secular culture. He follows the typical catechism questions found in many Reformation documents.

2 Samuel 5:1-6:11

Feb 16th, 2024 | By

David is crowned king of all 12 tribes, makes Jerusalem his capital, neutralizes the Philistine threat and brings the Ark to Jerusalem.

Same-Sex Marriage And The Church

Feb 10th, 2024 | By

Within the Christian church, broadly speaking, the LGBTQIA movement and the growth of same-sex marriages have caused controversy, division and divisiveness.

2 Samuel 3:1-5:5

Feb 9th, 2024 | By

The civil war between the House of David and the House of Saul ends with murder, assassination and bloodshed, but David begins to unify the 12 tribes with grace, compassion and justice.

The Future Of The Post-1945 World Order

Feb 3rd, 2024 | By

As year 2024 begins, wars are raging in Africa, Israel and Gaza and Ukraine. These are indeed explosive and most troubling. In addition, the US presidential race has begun, with two diametrically opposed political parties. The isolationist tilt of some in the Republican Party is worrisome. This will be a “make-or-break year for the post-1945 world order.” The new dynamic is one of increasing instability. The Economist argues that “In the 1990s many countries aspired to a self-reinforcing cycle of freedom, market economics and rules-based globalization. Now there is an unpredictable cycle of populism, interventionist economics and transactional globalization. As a result, three threats loom in 2024.”

2 Samuel 1:1-2:32

Feb 2nd, 2024 | By

David is crowned king in Hebron but must deal with the civil war orchestrated by Abner.