Dear Father, a few things for which I give thanks: I give thanks that you are Sovereign: that not one subatomic particle in this universe can disobey your sovereign decree, that no man can take down what you have set up or set up what you take down, that whatsoever comes to pass is in […]
In response to my last article on the deplorable racism and slavery of the American Revolutionary era, among other things, one reader commented, “you paint the picture a good deal worse than it really was in many cases.” I asked her to be more specific. What exactly did I say that was actually “a good […]
Now that people have received The Problem of Slavery in Christian America, reactions are coming in. They are generally of one nature: exasperated wow. Most people simply don’t know the details of history. When they are exposed to those details, they can only react in shock. Just a few comments along these lines: During the […]
Earlier this week I stumbled upon a quotation from a book I read a few years ago, about why culture is intrigued by the bad guys. Think Darth Vader. The book, I Wear the Black Hat, by Chuck Klosterman, could be described as “pop-psychology.” I found it intriguing and entertaining. While Klosterman is not a […]
God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the Earth is His (Ex. 19:5).