The Head of the Woman is Man

Notice these two verses in 1 Corinthians 11:2-3: I praise you  for remembering me in everything  and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you.  3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ,  and the head of the woman is man,  and the head [Read More...]

The Way of Jesus vs. The Way of the Zealot (Allan Bevere)

Last Friday, the world witnessed the way of Jesus Christ in Charleston, South Carolina. The family members of the victims in the horrific shooting at an historic AME Church in Charleston, SC spoke to the racist young man that perpetrated the crime of killing nine people during a Bible study. Their words were nothing less [Read More...]

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...]

Is “The Fall” Necessary? (RJS)

Chapter 7 of Mark Harris’s book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science turns to the question of the Fall. In many ways this is the key question when examining the Bible and Science. Some things simply seem inexplicable in the context of a “good” creation, the product of an all powerful, all [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...]

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...]