Articles by Rev. Thorin Anderson
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   12.24.19
What is the joy of Christmas? I expect we are all familiar with the biblical account of the angel's announcement to the shepherds, "Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy. . . " But have we forgotten what those tidings were?
What Just Happened?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   07.13.18
What is really going on with the “Weinstein women” and the multitude of others who are now coming out and pointing fingers at men who made debauched advances toward them?  Was Harvey Weinstein’s behavior only offensive because the women weren’t...
Lunacy On The Left
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   03.10.18
There are certainly times when we Christian conservatives feel that all is lost, that the Left with its irrationality is in control and that reasonableness has disappeared.  It seems that the entire country is oblivious to the fact that the...
Victory: God’s Battles Fought God’s Way
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   01.20.18
If you are involved in the pro-life battle, you are most likely already on fire over the barbarity of abortion.  The natural response of any compassionate heart to the destruction of these little ones is rage, and anything less seems...
How Shall We Then Pray?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   04.27.16
I love America, and I expect you do as well. We love it for the liberties it embraced, for the goodness it sought, for its generosity to a world of sufferers everywhere, for its founding upon biblical principles. We love...
So, You’re Done With Church?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   02.02.16
I read the complaints and whining of Christians about their experiences with other Christians and  churches and, if it weren’t for the fact that I fall into the same discouragement about churches and Christians from time-to-time, I would scream out,...
The “LGBT” Movement’s Undoing
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   01.14.16
I direct your attention to the Trojan Horse within the LGBT ranks. For those who are willing to do the hard work of analysis, the irrationality of what is being foisted upon the nation in the name of compassion will...
The Left’s Duggar Dilemma
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   07.10.15
The viral discussion regarding Joshua Duggar over the last few weeks presents us with a very troubling but interesting irony.  Anyone interested in the glory and honor of God and the well-being of children cannot help but be saddened by...
In Our Steps
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   07.02.15
The speed with which same-sex “marriage” has been both accepted and then promoted in American culture has surprised even its proponents.  It shouldn’t have surprised us at all.  Rather, when we consider the weakness of the churches’ spiritual backbone it...
The Paramount Freedom of Conscience
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   05.29.15
An important lesson I learned early in my theological training was that I ought never violate my own conscience and I must never put pressure on others to violate theirs.  To do so would be immoral and unethical.  One’s conscience...
Liberals Use Hamas’ Tactics
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   08.08.14
The vicious character of Hamas is finally becoming apparent to the world as we all witness them using women and children as shields for their weapons.  This same evil tactic was seen in the Iran-Iraq war and Golda Meir noted...
When the Government Invades God’s Turf
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   06.04.14
Christ’s famous “render unto Caesar that which is Caesars’s and unto God that which is God’s” came out of the Pharisee’s attempt to pit Him against Rome.  Resistance to paying taxes was a punishable crime.  Christ’s words underscored the principle...
The Left Just Wants You to Follow Your Dream, Right?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   04.25.14
Why was Peter LaBarbera, a critic of the same-sex lobbies, recently jailed in Canada?  Why have Illinois Family Institute and Family Research Council been labeled “hate groups” by the Left?  In simple terms, because they oppose the acceptance of...
So, You Say You Want Change?  Really?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   01.12.14
There is much hand-wringing over the violence and chaos of Chicago’s inner city neighborhoods and the fiscal crises facing the state, and we are led to believe that people really want solutions.  The evidence would say otherwise.  While those who...
It’s About the Children
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   10.30.13
The statistics are clear and the data is overwhelming, children often suffer traumatically from choices adults make. The number one determinant of whether a child will reach adulthood with a healthy chance at a normal life is the presence or absence of a father in the home. Trace young people's problems such as drug use, gang involvement, depression, high school drop-out rates, and promiscuity and the number one factor will be absentee fathers! Just as the Earth circles the Sun, so children do best with their biological mother and father.


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Rev. Thorin Anderson
Rev. Thorin Anderson

Rev. Thorin Anderson is a member of the Advisory Council to Illinois Family Institute and the pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago.  Pastor Anderson has faithfully pastored at Parkwood Baptist Church since September 8, 2000. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Central Seminary.  He and his wife Toni have 7 children.

Pastor Anderson is also the President of Men for Christ, an association that organizes annual weekend men’s rallies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois on a rotating basis. For more information on these events, please visit

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