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 […]
The Positive Obligation of The Church The Church has a great obligation. All Image Bearers of God bear a responsibility to obey both the positive and negative aspects of God’s Law. The negative aspects of God’s Law are the prohibitions. The “shall nots.” The positive aspects of God’s Law are the commands from God explicitly […]
Do Christians have any moral responsibility to speak out against injustice and evil in their culture? Assuredly, the individual Christian cannot repent of someone else’s sin. The individual Christian will not stand before God and have his personal sin weighed together with his local church’s sins or his country’s sins. However, the Christian’s duty […]
Even when one speaks plainly, those without an ear still will not hear. . . . This Body 1000 babies cried out to me to me today saying, Can you give me a hand? Cause theirs was being ripped off, according to their parent’ plan But my fingers were tied up Trying to type […]
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.