Exactly 20 years ago, on December 15, 1989, a small crowd of parishioners of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Timişoara gathered in front of the church flat where their pastor lived. The occasion was the eviction orders to their pastor set for that day by a Romanian civil court. The group formed a human chain around the flat. When the police arrived to remove the pastor from the flat, the crowd had grown to several hundred strong; they were singing hymns in the brutally cold weather and from their words the police guards understood that the people were determined to stay and prevent the eviction of their pastor.
When Jim Wallis declares that he opposes “American exceptionalism,” no one should be surprised. Wallis’s first commitment is Marxism. He started his career in activism not as a church minister nor as a Christian, but as a member of the Students for Democratic Society, a socialist organization originally known as League for Industrial Democracy (LID). […]
In my libertarian activities in Bulgaria I often had to confront questions by secular libertarians about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. My reply was that one can not be a libertarian without the true source of liberty. And the true source of liberty is Jesus Christ. Therefore I can not be a libertarian without […]
“I have conquered an empire but I haven’t been able to conquer myself.” Thus said shortly before his death Peter the Great, the ruler of the Russian Empire from 1682 till 1725. There were good reasons why he said that. The man who controlled the destinies of millions of people couldn’t control his own epileptic […]
I haven’t had the chance to read John Frame’s The Escondido Theology yet. If it is anything like what Dr. Frame has written before, it will be a very good book, I am sure. In fact, I already know it is a very good book, even without reading it. How do I know? Michael Horton […]
Years ago, an American Reformed missionary in Europe complained to me that in the church he had planted, there was only one family. “Well,” I said, “why don’t you encourage the single ones to marry?” “It wouldn’t work,” he replied grimly, “they are mostly women. They don’t need my encouragement. But there are no men […]