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 »

  • The Plague of Feminism

    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth….God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them.” (Gen. 1:1; 27). In the very first book of the Holy Scripture, God makes His intentions clear. God created mankind. He created us male and… Read more »

  • The Family and Power

    Faith and obedience are directly tied one to another in the law of God. In Deuteronomy 3:16 we read: “Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God… Read more »

  • Pierre Viret: A Theology Under Fire

    Viret lived in one of the most tumultuous times in the history of the Church. Protestation against the religious establishment was creating friction all over Europe. Romans Catholicism was loosing its foothold throughout western Europe. In France, this was due to a faction of Protestants known as the Huguenots. Viret lived through all of this… Read more »

  • The Forgotten Reformer: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Viret

    As the Church of Jesus Christ has marched forward from her Savior’s cross, sustained in trials and established in triumphs, descending into the valleys and mounting the heights of her history, we all too easily forget the men whom God has providentially placed to lead His Church.  The sacrifices of such men for the Lord’s… Read more »

  • Carnal Christianity

    Can we be a “Carnal Christian”? Is there such a thing? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “carnal” as: “Relating to or given to crude bodily pleasures and appetites, temporal, worldly.” A Christian is defined as “a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ.” Do you see what an oxymoron the term “Carnal Christian” is?… Read more »

  • Christian Hospitality

    Hospitality is more than just having a few friends over for a BBQ in the backyard. If we go to the Greek roots of the word “hospitality” it literally means “brotherly love” and “stranger” or “immigrant” In Romans 13 we are told to “practice hospitality.” This might lead us to think we should practice hosting… Read more »

  • The Doctrine of the Atonement

    In a series of studies in systematic theology, Dr. Rushdoony penned a very important piece. It was titled: “Infallibility: an inescapable concept.” His basic premise was this: by denying the infallibility of God’s Word, man does not eradicate the concept. Rather, he transfers it to the State or the autonomous mind of man. In a… Read more »

  • The Necessity of Family Worship

    They all gather around. The whole family, from the twenty year old to the four month old baby, all were present. The father clears his throat and positions his glasses on his face. He opens the catechism book the children are working through, while everyone pushes dirty plates aside from eating dinner. The noise and… Read more »

  • Three Things We Can Learn from The St. Andrews Seven

    “The church of Christ is essentially and constitutionally Evangelistic or Missionary—having been called, formed, and sanctified ‘to show forth the praises of the Lord,’ and to ‘hold forth the word of life!’—that her unceasing duty is evangelical aggression, and perpetual extension…that the evangelization of the world being the will of her Head, is the law… Read more »

  • Developing a God-Glorifying Apologetic

    “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence” I Peter 3:15 is the charter verse of Christian apologetics and give us guidelines for how we should go about… Read more »