Category Archives: Christianity Today

Reflections on Transcendent Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

I believe that truth, goodness, and beauty are transcendent realities rooted in the nature and character of God. Belief in these absolute, transcendent standards is rooted in a recognition that God is the source, sustainer, and end of all things … Continue reading

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On Citizenship, Voting, and Starbucks

Disclaimer: This post is about Trump and Hillary… There… that probably weeded out quite a few readers. Who wants to read another post about the political and ethical mayhem and turmoil that is the 2016 election? Probably no one. But … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 9 part 3 — on Gender, Family, and Divorce]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement in an attempt to provide a helpful example … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 9 part 2 — Marriage and Sexuality]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement in an attempt to provide a helpful example … Continue reading

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The Purpose of the Church

Originally posted on Stephen D. Campbell:
? Introduction In 1961 Donald McGavran, a third generation missionary to India, published a book that began a dramatic shift in the way that thousands of American pastors viewed the church.  The book is…

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Christians and Homosexuality [What if they love each other?]

Love, Homosexuality, and Presuppositions In the last two posts, we talked about homosexual desires and homosexual orientation. Another common argument given to, and by, Christians in defense of homosexuality is by appealing to love. The question is how anyone can … Continue reading

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Christians and Homosexuality [What if it’s genetic?]

The issue of a constitutional, genetically predisposed, homosexual orientation is a common ground used for the advancement of homosexual civil rights. However, genetic studies have shown that there is no sufficient evidence for a “gay gene” that biologically determines, or … Continue reading

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Christians and Homosexuality

Homosexuality is one of the most controversial issues in America, and especially Christianity, today. As more and more political sanctions are designed to punish Christians and Christian institutions for “discriminating” against persons based on their sexual orientation, it is ever-increasingly … Continue reading

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R.C. Sproul Jr. and Ashley Madison

I was grieved this morning to read the headline: “Christian Minister R.C. Sproul Jr. Is Suspended After Confessing Visit to Ashley Madison in ‘Moment of Weakness.’” Dr. Sproul has been suspended from ministry after confessing to his elders, as well … Continue reading

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Guard Your Steps

In Ecclesiastes 5:1-2, Solomon says, “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God… Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be quick to utter a word before God. For God is … Continue reading

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