I was hoping not to wade into the gutter with the critics of Douglas Wilson, who in IFI’s view is one of the most important truth-tellers on the corrupt American scene. But the calumny hurled at Wilson is so manifestly unjust that we cannot remain on the curb any longer.
For those who don’t know Douglas Wilson, he is a faithful, wise Christian, a theologian, and pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho with the increasingly rare gift for foreseeing where intellectual trends are leading both the church and the culture and for fearlessly warning against these trends. He …
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Tagged C.S. Lewis, Christ Church, Doug Wilson, Gloria Steinem, Kamilla Niska, Logos School, Matthew Whitling, Nadia Bolz-Weber, New Saint Andrews, Sarah Bader, Sarah Stankorb, University of Chicago, University of Chicago Divinity School, University of Chicago Lab Schools, University of Chicago Press, Vice Magazine
I have bad news: I’m dying. I have worse news: so are you. Whether sick or healthy, young or old, Christian or not, conservative or liberal, democrat or republican, each of us has an inevitable date with the moment in which we will depart this world. Most of us have a bit of trouble with this. In fact, of all the things that scare us, for most, death is the ultimate terror.
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Here's why Richard Grenell is a disaster for the Republican Party. Republican cross-sex passer "Gina" Roberts—a biological man who tries to pass as a woman—tweeted about how “incredibly accepted” he felt at the Log Cabin Republican booth at CPAC. Richard Grenell retweeted Roberts' tweet to which Lauren Witzke responded, "We're celebrating mental illness now?"
Grenell than replied foolishly, "No. We are celebrating that God made everyone and people being respectful. Try it."
Posted in Sexuality
Tagged American Center for Law and Justice, C.S. Lewis, Chris Coons, Critical Race Theory, Gina Roberts, Jay Sekulow, Lauren Witzke, Log Cabin Republicans, Matt Lashey, Richard Grenell, Trans ideology
On July 23, 2020, conservative University of North Carolina professor, Townhall writer, and Christian, Mike Adams, was driven to suicide by the vile and relentless bullying of devotees of diversity and teachers of tolerance who fancy themselves “progressive.” They were aided and abetted by spineless Christians who failed to come alongside a brother in Christ because of his “sins” of violating leftist language rules.
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Tagged Andrew Klavan, Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, Christ, Christians, Church teaching, Critical Race Theory, David French, Doug Wilson, education, Edward Feser, evil, Jesse Jackson, Jonathan Swift, Leftists, LGBTQ, Mike Adams, North Carolina, Peter Kreeft, politics, President Trump, Robert A. J. Gagnon, Roy Cooper, sexuality, suicide, the Bible, “Lana” Wachowski
Hardly a day goes by that you don’t hear the question: How did we get in this mess?
Where did this lunacy come from, and how did it all happen so quickly?
Well, let’s play a game. Let’s play “imagine.”
More than 60 years ago, in “The Abolition of Man,” C.S. Lewis challenged his readers to enter the town square and the marketplace of ideas with boldness and confidence. He argued that in failing to do so, we would become “men without chests;” a culture of heartless people divorced from any agreement of what is right and wrong; a society of disconnected individuals who care little for what is enduring, accurate or true.
While theologians Dr. Denny Burk, Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon, Dr. John Piper, and Pastor Douglas Wilson say Christians should not use incorrect pronouns when referring to people who pretend to be the sex they aren’t, increasing numbers of purportedly theologically orthodox Christians believe Christians should use them. They believe that refusing to use “preferred pronouns” will result in “trans”-identifying persons severing relationships. And to “woke” theologians and pastors, maintaining relationships supersedes truth.
Christian capitulation to sin will always be accompanied by theological rationalizations that will sound superficially reasonable. In a recent episode of his “Ask Me Anything” podcast, JD …
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Tagged Andrew T. Walker, C.S. Lewis, Chelsea Manning, David French, Denny Burk, Douglas Wilson, gender pronouns, God and the Transgender Debate, Gregory Coles, JD Greear, John Piper, Mark Yarhouse, N.T. Wright, Paul E. Garland, Preston Sprinkle, Robert A. J. Gagnon, Southern Baptist Convention, The Screwtape Letters, Thomas Schreiner
The National Assessment of Educational Progress has issued its “Nation’s Report Card” on America’s schools and the data is clear. Private schools — which are mostly religious — outperform their public-school counterparts in science scores in almost every subcategory, including physical science, life science and earth science.
How do we fix a world filled with murder, rape, betrayal, adultery, fraud, theft, sexual exploitation, pornography, bullying, abortion, terrorism, cheating, lying, child abuse, racism, assault, drugs, robbery, and countless other evils?
One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes points out, as only Lewis could, that Jesus was either the Messiah (and the Son of God) as prophesied in the ancient Jewish scriptures, or He was a liar, a lunatic, or, worse, the “Devil of Hell.”
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and
~Correction/Update: Although Neuqua Valley High School still lists Hemant Mehta on its Math Department faculty webpage, he no longer works there. Linked screenshot below* was taken today, Dec. 19, 2014.~
A new Chicago-area billboard campaign from the aggressively offensive Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) exposes again this organization’s hostility to and childish misunderstanding of Christian faith.
The FFRF has announced that eleven billboards are going up with these special holiday messages:
- “Kindness comes from altruism, not from seeking divine reward.”
- “We are here to challenge you to think for yourself.”
- “I believe in reason and logic!”
- “Equality for all shouldn’t
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Attorney, author and columnist David Limbaugh is a man after my own heart. He’s also a man after my own mind. That is to say, as both a fellow member of the bar and follower of Christ, I tremendously appreciate how David approaches the hot button issues of the day. He carefully probes them within the framework of an objective, lawyerly and evidential analysis. He is a master communicator and never fails, in any case, to deliver deeply persuasive closing arguments in the court of public opinion.
With his latest book, “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of …
If this assessment was true in Gilbert Keith’s day, how much more so today? What we consider Christian virtues have been pulled apart to the point of complete isolation. These virtues are meant to be grouped together as different facets of a complete individual, but as the deconstruction of our culture has progressed, they have been amputated and mutated as Chesterton describes.
That was what I told the TV reporter the other day when he asked for my thoughts on NBA player Jason Collins. In spite of that comment, they came to my office for the interview anyway.