Hollywood Moral Awareness vs. Christian “Ash Wednesday” Moral Awareness

Post by Nathan Rinne“The folly of a man perverts his ways, and in his heart he holds God to blame” --Prov. 19:3As Albert Mohler reports in a hard-hitting Briefing today, prior to the Oscars last Sunday night the Hollywood Reporter published an article titled "Oscar Winner John Irving Urges Hollywood to Get Political With 'Outright Bias'". In the article, Irving, echoing the 1960s philosopher Herbert Marcuse, pushes for his "artist community,"  to be "intolerant of intolerance". "In our co … [Read more...]

Regeneration and Repentance

On today's program, I was joined once again by Rev. Lewis Polzin as we continued our discussion of Henry Eyster Jacobs' book A Summary of the Christian Faith. In going through the ordo salutis, we approached the topic of regeneration. This is, in my opinion, one of our best programs, as we addressed a number of extremely important topics including: the nature of regeneration, infant faith, baptism, repentance, the fruits of repentance, and the importance of pastoral care in the application of … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to Observe Lent

Among the varied groups that arose from the Protestant reformation, there are different practices regarding the utilization of the church calender, and subsequently, of the observance of the season of Lent. The Anglican and Lutheran traditions retained the traditional church calender with some modifications, and Reformed and Anabaptist groups rejected the observance of Lent. Every year, just before Ash Wednesday, a series of blog posts from different authors crop up against the observance of … [Read more...]