Tenets of Abolitionism

I have been a nominal Christian pretty much all my life. I repeated the sinner’s prayer or something similar when I was a toddler. I grew up in the church. I was educated in private Christian schools all my life. I actually trusted Christ on February 2, 2011 (that was a good day, understatement of… Read more »

Reconstructing Political Action (part I)

America is a political culture. Both saved and unsaved alike partake in this political culture. Politics is the art of compromise, this culture says. To be an effective politician or political activist, they tell us that you must play the game, follow the rules, or use your opponent’s playbook to gain success. The ends truly… Read more »

Freedom in the Judiciary

While God ordains and establishes civil leaders in general (Rom. 13:1), He didn’t specifically reveal an exact form of government or courts. He didn’t command a specific government, but instead gave examples in Scripture of leaders who He gave direct commands to (Moses in Exodus 18:21-22) and those who He approved of and blessed (King… Read more »

Sin and Magic in Fiction (part II)

One particular sin that gets a lot of discussion among Christian readers and authors is the sin of witchcraft. Many families refuse to read or allow their children to read any fiction whatsoever that is fantastical or that includes magic. Others argue that the secondary fantasy worlds that include magic are outside God’s moral law… Read more »

Sin and Magic in Fiction (part I)

I’m an avid reader of fiction, and I learned one lesson pretty early in my life: it’s difficult to grow up as a reader in the Christian homeschool community, and not stumble into a series of discussions with friends and family about the suitability of this or that novel. If anything, the discussions have intensified… Read more »

The True Meaning of Marriage

There are many things I’ve been asked when it comes to marriage and relationships with men, but I think it all comes down to one question: What do you look for in marriage? There are many answers to this question. But since it has been presented in such a way, I shall attempt to answer it… Read more »

The Propogandization of American Politics

It is an unfortunate thing in American politics today that the voting public has allowed the media to slowly eradicate any meaning or serious discussion from the quagmire that our election process has become.  Too often this has been accomplished by a simple trick: divide and conquer.  Yes divide and conquer – it’s as old… Read more »

The Power of Women

Yes, you read that right. And no, I’m not going feminist. We girls are powerful. Very powerful. We need to be aware of that, and use our power wisely. We have the power to heal, but also to hurt. We have the power to lift up, but also to tear down. We have the power… Read more »

Easter: Of Christian origin or man-made tradition?

What is Easter? I mean, really truly, what is Easter? The answer depends on who you ask, and more than that, their epistemology (worldview). If you ask a pastor of a modern church, you would be told that Easter is the celebration of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, rising three days after He had… Read more »

A case study in Casuistry: the laws of gleaning

Following my previous post on the necessity of applying Biblical ethics to the modern world is this post on gleaning.  The short study will be on a case law found in Leviticus.  Many reading this may be curious as to what a case law is so before I begin allow me to explain.  A case… Read more »

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  • An Analysis of Casuistry

    Casuistry is defined as “the resolving of moral problems by the application of theoretical rules to particular instances.” For ages in the Christian past men within the Church have occupied themselves with the science of extending the Bible’s voluminous ethical commandments and specific case laws to applications and situations relevant in their own time.  This… Read more »

  • Biblical Harmony vs. Evolutionary Conflict

    The infiltration of our schools and universities with socialism is well documented. Neither is it necessary to provide documentation for the fact that communists have made schools a target of infiltration for their ideology. It would seem with such clear documentation, anticommunist movements in the education system of America would be quite effective. This, however,… Read more »

  • Oh To Be Like Grass …

    A while back I asked God to show me something in all my messes in life. This is what God brought to mind. Grass: It grows everywhere.  We use it to feed our animals; to help stop erosion; to make our lawns pretty. It’s something soft to walk on, something to use for energy. But… Read more »

  • Covenant Hierarchy

    “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.” Exodus 18:21 The second part of the covenant structure as it accords to our acronym, THEOS, is… Read more »

  • Restoring Freedom in the Marketplace

    Biblical markets and business are built on the principles of God’s law. Specifically, its foundation rests on the 6th (non-violence), 8th (property rights) and 9th (enforcement of contracts) commandments. In a biblical society, individuals are free to engage in business in any way they chose without government interference and coercion. The only exception to this… Read more »

  • Freedom in the Monetary System

    The monetary system is a difficult issue in terms of freedom from governmental control. The system we have in place has originated with the government and grown since then. Our cash is printed by the government. Our coins are minted by the government. To put it simply, the government controls all aspects of our money… Read more »

  • Proposal 16: End Abortion Now in Alabama

    Governor Robert Bentley has blood on his hands. Every day, with his permission, 16 babies are murdered in Alabama by way of abortion. Now, Bentley would undoubtedly protest this accusation. He would say that his hands are tied, that abortion is the law of the land, and even though he deeply cares for the lives… Read more »

  • Femininity and the Christian woman

    The creation of woman was not an afterthought. The man was designed and created physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually with her coming creation both planned and assured. Femininity is a reality of God’s incredibly miraculous design. It is His precious, priceless gift to every woman. And in a different way, His gracious gift to men… Read more »

  • Covenant Transcendence

    “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.” Mark 14:24b These words are so familiar to most Christians. Any person who takes communion on a regular basis knows that it is one of the most often recited verses in the Bible. This one sentence gives us the basis of every… Read more »

  • The Snare of Codependency

    “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” ~ 2 Ths. 3:10 “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. ” ~ Lev. 19:17 In economy of Christ’s… Read more »