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 »

  • A Vision for How to Live your Life

    “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness [justice]; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  This was Christ’s charge to His disciples. Further, just before His ascension He declared that “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing… Read more »

  • Dishes and Dominion

    Did I mistitle this article? Of course not. Out of all the things I could write about, why dishes? It may seem that doing dishes isn’t a favorite task with most.  I’ve never really given it much thought. Personally I like doing dishes. I could (and do) do dishes all day. Granted, it would be… Read more »

  • Freedom in Taxation

    County government sovereignty and States’ Rights serve as the foundation of freedom in a truly federal system. In such a system, the “national” government is governed by the States, the States by the counties, and the counties by the people living therein. For true freedom to be exercised, the national government has no jurisdiction to… Read more »

  • Death of the Church Victorious – Distinctives of Darbyism

    The Death of the Church Victorious, by Pastor Ovid Need, is an exceptionally important book for our times and especially in the local community. Two hundred years ago, a theological school of thinking, originally known as Darbyism, began to take hold in churches across American and Europe. Up to this time, these churches proclaimed a… Read more »

  • Freedom in States’ Rights

    It is undeniable that localism must be the foundational form of civil government. While it is the most decentralized form presently, States’ Rights follow closely behind – in both practicality and importance. States’ Rights provide a vital check upon the Federal (National) government and are the last line of defense for county (local) government against… Read more »

  • Freedom in County Rights

    One important aspect of restoring freedom in America is realizing that we as Americans need to decentralize government and restore the authoritative power to our local communities. It can be so easy to depend on our federal government for so many things but if we are serious about freedom we need to realize the error… Read more »

  • Gossip – Destruction from Within

    Gossip is something we encounter everywhere. We have all witnessed it and maybe even we are guilty of being in on it. Being a part of the group that has nothing better to do than waste time in speculation and idle chatter about others’ lives. And you can call it whatever you want and it… Read more »

  • Courage: a Christian Virtue

    In the Scriptures, when God commands us to “be of good cheer.” He is commanding us to have courage. The Greek word translated “courage” and “good cheer” literally means boldness or confidence. We are to be courageous and strong in our faith. When God commands us to be courageous and of good cheer, He is… Read more »

  • The Doctrine of Grace

    We hear a lot about grace in the modern church. “God is now a God of grace, not law” we are told. “Grace is God’s gift to sinners” and so on. But what really is the grace of God? Why do we need grace? Are there different types of grace? And how does God’s grace… Read more »

  • The Christian and Culture

    As I have grown, I have witnessed two major ways of Christians interacting with our culture. Either they shun the culture entirely, using Romans 12:2 as a basis: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” or they immerse themselves in the culture, with no distinct… Read more »