Standing on the (Cultural) Promises

2013 was a culturally eventful year for the United States: the Supreme Court upheld principal provisions of the Affordable [sic] Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, just as it overturned principal provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8, both of which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. [...]

A Curse on Aborticide

Every January many churches in the United States highlight God’s truth as it relates to preborn children, notably in memory of Roe v. Wade, the January 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Actually the term abortion includes the definition of “the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus by natural causes before it is [...]

The 10 Best Books I’ve Read in the Last 10 Years

1. Herman Dooyeewerd, Roots of Western Culture 2. Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow 3. Kenneth Minogue, The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life 4. Peter Gay, Modernism: The Lure of Heresy 5.  Michael Reeves, The Good God: Enjoying Father, Son and Spirit 6. Thomas Molnar, Utopia: The Perennial Heresy 7. Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society 8.  John Oswalt, Called to be Holy 9. G. C. Berkouwer, Modern Uncertainty [...]

Lifelong Faithfulness — Ours and God’s

Text: 1 Samuel 12:1–5, 19—25 Introduction Sermonic Four factors have pressed me to preach about Samuel today. First, I'm reading through the Bible's historical books, and I just re-read this story, and it always rivets my attention. Second, this is the last Sunday in 2013, and this is story conveys great truths for ending our year. [...]