Elana Schor wrote an unhelpful article titled “Christianity on Display at the Capitol Riot Sparks New Debate” for the Associated Press (AP) on Thursday. It’s a rambling piece of slumgullion ostensibly on “Christian Nationalism” that throws together equally unhelpful quotes from Christian leaders without once defining Christian Nationalism; or making distinctions between patriotism and “Christian Nationalism”; or between those who merely use Christian rhetoric and true Christ-followers; or between the rioters and the thousands of Americans—including many Christians—who were at the protest but had nothing to do with the riots.
Posted in Faith, Federal
Tagged Barack Obama, Capitol riot, Christian Nationalism, Christianity, Elana Schor, Jacob Chansley, Jake Angeli, John Piper, Josh Haley, QAnon, Russell Moore, Scripture, Southern Baptist Convention, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, United States
The state of Illinois long ago made the embarrassing leap from local joke to national joke. The Land of Lincoln is now the corrupt, insolvent, morally vacuous, leftist dystopia of U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Springfield mob boss Mike Madigan, Governor J.B. Pritzker, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot. I guess the lazy, irresponsible, anti-science, and morally vacuous community organizers that comprise the Chicago Teachers’ Union thought Illinois was not getting quite enough national PR, so on Sunday, they tweeted,
The push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.
Say what? Even for …
Posted in Education
Tagged 1619 Project, Chicago Teachers Union, COVID–19, Critical Race Theory, Dick Durbin, Illinois Policy Institute, J.B. Pritzker, John Piper, Lori Lightfoot, Mike Madigan, National Education Association, Tammy Duckworth, Wuhan virus
In June 2020, Kennedy Mitchum, a 22-year-old graduate of Drake University, needed a way to call non-racists “racists,” so she emailed Merriam-Webster Dictionary to tell them to change the definition of "racism" in such a way as to enable people to use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to call non-racists “racists.”
Posted in Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged collective guilt, Critical Race Theory, Desiring God, John Piper, Kennedy Mitchum, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, racism, The Gospel Coalition, Tim Keller, Viktor Frankl
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 …
Posted in Sexuality
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 first weekend in July, the National Education Association (NEA) held its annual Representative Assembly in Houston, an assembly consisting of “nearly 7,000 delegates.” The National Education Association is a “progressive” political activist organization that masquerades—er, I mean, identifies as an educational organization. The NEA’s Code of Ethics says, among other things, this:
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Tagged Black History Month, Black Lives Matter, Climate change, Equality Act, Gender Sexuality Alliances, GLSEN, immigration, John Piper, LGBTQ+ inclusive, National Education Association, Roe v. Wade, Stonewall LGBTQ Scholarship, student loan forgivenes, White Fragility
This past weekend, I contacted a committed Christian friend who is a public middle school administrator in another state to ask if his school mandates that staff, faculty, and administrators use incorrect pronouns when referring to “trans”-identifying students. He responded that his school does not currently have any such students; that neither the administration nor school board has discussed the issue; and that if or when a “trans”-identifying student demands to be referred to by incorrect pronouns, the administration will consult school attorneys about what to do.
I was, as the British say, gobsmacked.
The “trans” issue has been roiling …
A cursory look at recent words from prominent homosexual writer Andrew Sullivan who self-identifies as Catholic illustrates the ways homosexual Christians attempt to remake Scripture in their own image to serve their own desires.
Leftist Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke has penned a column titled on the recently released Nashville Statement. His article is titled “150 Evangelicals DENY love for LGBT people.” The Nashville Statement is a critically important and desperately needed document that succinctly affirms theologically orthodox positions on homosexuality, marriage, and the objective goodness and immutability of maleness and femaleness...
I was hoping not to step into the sticky wicket that the Charlottesville protest, counter-protest, and attack created. All discussions of fault or causation carry the risk of being labeled a bigot or hater. But, for a number of reasons, fearful silence is not a justifiable response.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Alliance Defending Freedom, American Family Association, Antifa, Family Research Council, John Piper, Liberty Counsel, Nazi, neo-Nazism, Peter Beinart, SPLC, White Supremacist
“A little pornography can actually be a good thing,” I read in horror. A Facebook friend had just posed the question, “Is pornography good or bad?” and the comments were pouring in. “It’s fine as long as you view in moderation,” came the next reply.
Americans now spend more than $70 billion dollars annually on lotteries. That’s more than the combined spending on books, video games, and movie and sporting-event tickets. Lotteries are legal in 43 states.
Jackie Hill-Perry considers herself not merely an agent of change, but its embodiment as well.
A Christian spoken-word poet from Chicago, Ms. Hill-Perry professes to be a former lesbian — a change she ascribes to God.
A new chapter in America’s moral revolution came today as Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio withdrew from giving the benediction at President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. In a statement released to the White House and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Giglio said that he withdrew because of the furor that emerged yesterday after a liberal watchdog group revealed that almost twenty years ago he had preached a sermon in which he had stated that homosexuality is a sin and that the “only way out of a homosexual lifestyle … is through the healing power of Jesus.”
An article in the Star Tribune titled “Key Minnesota Pastors Opt Out of Marriage Fight” grossly misrepresents how Pastor John Piper is addressing the November vote on a proposed marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution.
Star Tribune reporter Rose French states the following:
Two key conservative evangelical leaders in Minnesota are not endorsing the marriage amendment or directing followers to vote for it, marking the first time during debate over the measure that major faith leaders have not encouraged members to take a stand on the issue.
Influential preacher and theologian the Rev. John Piper came out against gay marriage