Allegiant Baptism

Introduction Few topics generate more theological debate with less  productivity than baptism. I observed recently a reignition on social media of the baptist-paedobaptist dispute; and as nearly always, it included…

Jesus, Jews, and Jerusalem

Hi Dr. Sandlin, I hope all is well with you. I have been struggling through Old testament prophecies and I am having a hard time seeing how Jesus fulfilled the…

Spiritual Masochists

A perversely pious gush diabolically inspired to derail God’s aggressive, kingdom-expanding work in the world is the last thing we need. Read the article here.

Knowing Your Cultural Marxism

Cultural Marxism is a complicated ideology and I’ve given a simple explanation, but here I’ll lay out several points by which you can identify this increasingly pervasive intellectual poison. 1.…

Easter Eschatology

“When Christ declared on the cross, ‘It is finished!’ he meant the atonement was forever over. But when he rose, he didn’t declare, ‘It is finished!’ Easter isn’t over.” Read…

Gnostic Funerals

“Funerals are a gauge of the impact of Gnosticism in Christianity. Underlying the Gnostic attitude in modern Christian funerals is the most troubling assumption of all: a theology of escape.”…

James White, Postmillennialist

Dr. James White is a Reformed Baptist theologian and apologist and founder and director of Alpha Omega Ministries who, formerly premillennial and amillennial, recently shifted his eschatology to postmillennialism. I…

Ghost Churches

Introduction A new term in ecclesial nomenclature is “ghosting.” It denotes church members’ dropping out of their congregations without informing their church leadership, simply disappearing. In our age that increasingly…

The Creed of Leftism

1. There are no absolute, transcendent standards for this world and, therefore, humanity must create them. 2. The central standard humanity must create is the widest possible human autonomy. There…

Gospel or Salvation?

Many Christians calls themselves “evangelical,” but actually they’re soterians. They’re not Gospel Christians, but soteriological Christians. These two aren’t the same. Read the article here.

Let the Right One In

“If we open our heart to the ungodly, we are opening our heart to ungodliness. It is impossible to separate the person from his moral condition, as much as we…

The Un-Toned-Down Gospel

First-century apostate Judaism and the ancient Roman Empire did not feel threatened by a theological interpretation of the death of Jesus Christ, vital though it is to the health of…

We’re All Progressives Now

“One of the leading 20th century Christian philosophers to have outlined the development of progressivism is Augusto Del Noce. He declares that progressivism can be identified by the ‘today it is no…

The 2020 Political Victory

“The 1619 Project and BLM are right — you must get rid of the United States as we’ve known it to produce ‘The Good [i.e., Godless] Society.’” Read the article…

CCL November 7 Symposium

2020 Vision for a Blurry Year Topics: The upsides of a downside year Presidential election as chaos The political ideology of the COVID-19 drama Cultural Marxists in the streets The…

Our Promissory God

Several decades ago a Canadian schoolteacher Everett Storms read the Bible through 27 times specifically counting God’s promises. The number he came up with is 7,487. We might dis‐ pute…

The Actual Culture War, October, 2020

Today’s progressives are in line with Marx’s vision…. They support radical egalitarianism in family and church and the wider society, because God’s order is based on benevolent hierarchies. They start…

What Whites Owe Blacks

Fledgling editor Timothy Dalrymple of Christianity Today (Astray?) has called for the evangelical church to pay blacks reparations for the Unites States’ history of slavery and 19th century ministers’ defense…

The Cultural Tail Wags the Political Dog

“Politics is downstream from culture.” To my knowledge, this truism originated over 20 years ago with conservative social commentator Don Eberly, but most political conservatives, including many Christians, seem not…