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 »

  • Purposeful and Edifying Friendships in Christ’s Kingdom Economy

    “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1 We all know that everyone needs friends, but for what reason? What makes a good friend, and a good friendship? Do we just hang out with/try to be around people that we like/get along with, to help… Read more »

  • Eschatology and American History

    One of the key figures of church history was St. Augustine. St. Augustine lived and worked in the days just prior to and during the sack of the Roman Empire by the Germanic tribes. Historically, St. Augustine has had a significant influence upon the church, for both good and bad in both Catholicism and Protestantism… Read more »

  • Fellowship

    Acts 2:42 gives us a pretty clear example that fellowship was one of the four things that the early church dedicated itself to explicitly. Fellowship was one of the main reasons they gathered together. It was very important to them. It was a main objective. So what is fellowship? The word “fellowship” no longer carries… Read more »

  • The True Meaning of Christmas

    “Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what… Read more »

  • Spiritual Gifts

    All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ have been given something, something precious, special, and unique to each individual. A special gift that the Lord has given us to use in a way to further His Kingdom: a spiritual gift. Some have been blessed with many and to others God has given only one…. Read more »

  • A Return to Slavery

    Slavery is an undeniable fact of human history. And neither is it a completed fact, because it has never been more prevalent that it is today. Thus, it is important to understand the significant role of slavery in history so we can understand the ever-increasing use of it today to subjugate the peoples of the… Read more »

  • Spiritual Warfare

    In Ephesians 6:10-18 we read of one of the gifts the Lord has given us: the armor of God. Paul writes: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the… Read more »

  • National Judgment and Repentance

    God’s law necessarily carries sanctions. Negative sanctions (curses) are promised for disobedience and positive sanctions (blessings) are promised for obedience. Today because of our nation’s rejection of God’s law it experiences the curse such defiance necessarily brings. The modern church, however, refuses to understand and recognize the covenantal relationship of the scriptures and the already… Read more »

  • Parental Rights – the foundation of familial government

    We hear a lot about the rights of different groups. We as Americans fight for, or against, different rights. Some fight for rights “guaranteed” by our constitution – the right to own firearms, the right to privacy, the right to freedom in religion. Others fight for the rights that they themselves want. The right to… Read more »

  • “The Gospel” – A Full-Orbed Definition

    As Christians in the modern world, we all too often fall into the trap of limited and digested definitions. One of the most common of these digested/abbreviated definitions is of the word “gospel.” Most people realize that the word “gospel” literally means “good news.” But is that all it means? A historical study will reveal… Read more »