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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  • Biblical Purity

    Many of us think of purity only in relation to our interactions with the opposite gender. But there are so many more aspects of the concept of purity. To be pure is to be innocent. To be chaste. To be modest. To conduct ourselves so as not to draw undue attention to our actions. To… Read more »

  • Non-Reverent Fear

    The feelings I get when I hear the word “fear” are almost always negative, but I do not believe that all fear is bad. There are two types of fear: reverent fear (fear of the Lord) and, for lack of a better word, non-reverent fear (fear of worldly things). I’d like to look here at… Read more »

  • Gratitude and a Thankful Heart

    What does thankfulness mean for the believer? “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night,” Psalm 92:1-2   It means that we should not only be thankful in our circumstances, but express… Read more »

  • The Christian and Fiction

    As Christians, we are to go into everything with a Biblical epistemology – worldview – which should define our opinions, our likes, and what we think about. I have a feeling that most people would agree, at least in principle, about this. Our worldview defines who we are and what we are. Do we take… Read more »

  • Abortion: the American holocaust

    There is a massacre going on in our nation today. One that many people are not aware is taking place. There is murder. Blood shed. Pain. Tears. And as Christians, we should be standing up against it. Our silence is submission to the higher authorities that are making this massacre legal. What is this massacre… Read more »

  • Dealing with Depression

    There’s a difference between being depressed and living in depression. Feeling depressed is when one is melancholy for a short period of time. Depression has us living in and very constantly absorbed by our misery. I don’t pretend to understand what it’s like to go through a long state of depression. I simply seek to… Read more »

  • The Gift of Singleness

    There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin: “the unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, how she may be holy both in body and spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.” ~ 1 Corinthians 7:34 We all… Read more »

  • The Art of Homemaking

    God had a perfect plan in motion from the very beginning. Part of that plan that was so intricate and so incredible was his creation of the woman. Women want to make things beautiful and inviting and cozy. We want to feed our families good, nourishing, healthy meals and send them off to conquer the… Read more »

  • The Lord’s Day

    Have you ever stopped to wonder why we rest one day out of our seven day week? Have you ever wondered why most people have Sundays off of work and a lot of businesses are closed? Even those who are not saved even seem to from cease from labor and take the time to relax…. Read more »

  • The Importance of Christian Reconstruction

    We live today in a dying age. Modernity, with its trust in the autonomous reason of man, is coming to a dramatic and cataclysmic conclusion. Unfortunately, many Christians have adopted the secular worldview and cannot see this impending doom. Much of this is due to a secular education. When people begin to see the State… Read more »