What’s a Conservative?

Jonah Goldberg: Russell Kirk who, despite his brilliance and erudition, was never my cup of tea, offered “Six Canons of Conservatism.” (I’ve edited them down, but you can follow this link to read them in their entirety.) 1. Belief in a transcendent order, or body of natural law, which rules society as well as conscience. [Read More...]

Wade Burleson Critiques Eternal Subordination

Wade Burleson — I’ve seen very few willing to state the matter so boldly and to point the finger not only at false thinking but also at the condition of marriages in the SBC: How can the divorce rate in every state in the union be declining while at the same time the Southern Baptist divorce rate is accelerating? [Read More...]

Behind the Amish and Charleston

You may well remember the images of the Amish after the senseless slaughter of the children at school — offering compassion to the shooter’s family and making it clear that they would not seek revenge. The same spirit of the Amish, which is the Spirit of Jesus, the cross, and the way of life of [Read More...]

Jeff Cook Asks Josh Packard 10 Questions

Dr. Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope unveil in their book Church Refugees what many have suspected for years: the most committed church attenders have begun leaving. After a year of qualitative research, Packard and Hope have produced a detailed study of “the Dones”, those who have self-selected out of church life. Below are some follow up questions [Read More...]

White Privilege and White Nationalism, Racism, and Charleston

There is a reason, perhaps less in importance but perhaps just as insidious, why Christian communities of faith need to stop in their tracks and post a new life-sign about the end of racism in the Church. That reason is the growing, venomous, and potentially culture-crushing development in the USA of White Nationalism. Perhaps you [Read More...]

All Who Hope Enter Here

The image by Brian Snyder, Reuters: [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day, a Prayer

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who places fathers in families: We commend to your continual care the homes in which fathers and families dwell. Put far from them, we pray, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

In the church calendar we are in “ordinary” time, and this is the prayer for today: Almighty God, You have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, That we may [Read More...]

Father’s Day: by Jason Micheli

By Jason Micheli: Gabriel– I discovered this photo the other night, scrolling through the computer and finding others like it that, having been snapped, disappeared into the cloud. Unseen by me. Or, the scab always tells the truth: I was too busy to notice. I cried big, eyelash-less tears when I double-clicked on it and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 20 June 2015

Aloha from Honolulu! (Actually, we arrive home Saturday from two wonderful weeks of teaching at Pacific Rim Christian University.) In the middle of which we met many new friends, including Joe and Jennifer Jung — Joe is a real Hawaii Five-O part of the HPD and Jennifer works with immigration. They took us out for [Read More...]