The view of women among “Christian Reconstructionists” is often assumed to be one of traditional patriarchy a la “the way things used to be” back when America was great. After all, this is what the Bible says, right? And just look at all the feminized men we have today. Look how far we have fallen. […]
***This review contains spoilers.*** Aliens better not ever invade Earth. Sure, we’ve got billions of tasty humans and a crippling sense of guilt telling us that if we get snacked on by creepy spider monsters, it’d be no more than we deserve. But then, we’ve also got Emily Blunt. In The Edge of Tomorrow, she […]
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 […]
When an entire assembly, denomination, nation, or culture rejects their obligations to the positive aspect of God’s Law, is there justification for a proclamation of guilt after proper corrections are attempted? Multiple examples from the Old Testament prophets, John the Baptist, and our Lord show that a covenantal proclamation of guilt is justified in such […]
Although the church should not prosecute based on violations of the positive aspect of God’s Law, other considerations, such as the qualifications for elder, are very much positive law. This means that although an elder may not be disciplined as a member for failing to be hospitable or failing to have his house in order, […]
If you’re like me, you’re tired of watching America head downhill, especially when it means the erosion of our culture, wealth, faith, and the steamrolling of our rights and liberties. And if you’re like me, you want to do something about it as soon as possible. But you also probably know better than to believe […]
The Bounds of Love: An Introduction to God’s Law of Liberty Master Table of Contents A properly theonomic society in terms of civil government would be closer to classic libertarianism than any other common political position. There would be differences, of course, but in general, theonomic standards would simply require a radical reduction in the […]
Returning to the exchange I had at Georgia State Law School earlier this month: I want to follow up on some of the comments/criticisms made by my respondent, Prof. Timothy Lytton. In reading the following, it will be helpful to keep in mind that Prof. Lytton is of Orthodox Jewish practice, and thus provides a […]
There is a world of academic scholarship where historians and researchers do, sometimes, stick with the facts and provide objective reports. As the degradation of the American university would have it, though, there is far more often a recourse to advocacy of certain liberal positions—postmodernism, gender identity studies, race studies, feminism, etc,—masquerading as scholarship. This is […]
Isaiah introduces this passage with God promising a glorious revision: “behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” The language, of course, parallels the first verse of the Bible: God created the heavens and the earth. Scripture, then, focuses on God as […]
Although it is never objectively accurate to say that a certain time period was “the good old days,” there are many positive values that our society has lost in the past 150 years. One of the most tragic of these losses was the disintegration of the family culture, and especially multi-generational connections and legacies. Because […]
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 […]
In the previous article, when discussing the question of elderly care for parents for the specific case when the parents are either covenant-breakers or their actions reveal unredeemed heart, we started a discussion over the very nature and function of the family in the plan of God for dominion. We answered the following three questions: […]
Last week a good friend of mine asked me for advice about his situation of caring for a widowed parent who for years asked my friend and his brother for money. Apparently, the money asked for is far above the normal support, otherwise my friend wouldn’t see it as a problem. Obviously this is a […]
The cat that needs no introduction, Puss in Boots, is back (from the ‘Shrek’ film series) with a movie adventure of his own! The story is his rise to legendary status as a criminal, hero, and “the furry lover.” The friendship that turns rotten between Puss and Humpty Dumpty is loaded with themes of loyalty and betrayal as they seek to find mercy and justice together. Is this spinoff family flick purrrrfect? Or is it worthy of the litter box? Find out now on Movieology!
The trailer for ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ wowed Christians with it’s explosive action and obvious religious themes. But does the actual film deliver as an edifying and uplifting tale of compassion? or is it merely a overbearing symposium of ‘Machine Gun Preachiness?’ Find out right now, on Movieology!
‘Spy Kids 4’ promises action-packed family togetherness and out of this world aromas with the Aromascope. ‘Part 4’ introduces a whole new family of spies with unique family shortcomings and ambitions, but is the new spy family a welcome refresh to the otherwise silly continuation of this movie’s franchise? Find out now on Movieology!
Folks…I just heard one of the best sermons I’ve ever heard in my life. I was so convicted that I qustioned whether or not to write this blog, or spend the rest of the evening in prayer. Fortunately for you…I’m blogging! Dr. Gary North spoke this morning, (see my previous blog). Following him was Joel […]