How Tenderness Leads to the Gas Chamber

Flannery O’Connor wrote, “In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness.¬† And tenderness leads to the gas chamber.” Whaat? Here’s what she’s getting at: People who have left the Christian faith wish to retain the remnants of the Christian faith. They want beauty without truth. They want spirituality without religion. They want forgiveness without [Read More…]

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What is Fundamentalism?

You can ask me. I’m a Bob Jones graduate remember? When I was at Bob Jones the term “fundamentalist” was only just beginning to get traction as a pejorative term. The Protestant fundamentalists at Bob Jones wore the label with pride. It set them apart from the Evangelicals they considered to be sweet, soft and [Read More…]

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Killing the Way, the Truth and the Life

As we enter Holy Week we must remember the huge consequences of the choice made by human beings on that fatal week. The death of Jesus is not simply the tragic death of a good man. It is not just the heroic death of an idealistic martyr. It is not just the unjust execution of [Read More…]

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Tradition: The Democracy of the Dead

G.K. Chesterton wrote, “Tradition¬†means giving a vote to most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.” I’ve been pondering this for some time from a couple of different perspectives. First of all, in the present political maelstrom, when all seems uncertain and insecure, where the old definitions are dissolving [Read More…]

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Ben Hur Re-Visited

They’re finishing an exciting re-make of the classic film Ben Hur. Ben-Hur is a major Paramount Pictures/MGM motion picture hitting theaters nationwide on August 12, 2016. Bursting with action – including a new chariot race for the ages – and elevated by Christian themes of justice, liberty & radical forgiveness, it tells the classic story [Read More…]

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Ten Traits of the People Who Killed Jesus

In reading the daily gospels this passion week it is frightening to see the traits of the religious leaders who killed Jesus. They exhibit the kind of anti-religion that develops within any religious system. It has shown its ugly face with many different names. In one place Manicheanism, in another age Jansenism, in another place [Read More…]

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