Mohler: What Became of the Christian Intellectuals?
There is More to the Story
the Christian intellectuals gone? There can be no question that the public
square is increasingly devoid of any serious Christian thought and depopulated
of Christian thinkers. Alan Jacobs perceives that a full generation ago,
“American intellectuals as a group lost the ability to hear the music of
religious thought and practice.” Surely, he added, “that happened at least
in part because we Christian intellectuals ceased to play it for them.”...
|Kayla Mueller in Captivity:
Courage, Selflessness as She Defended Christian Faith to ISIS Executioner
Kayla Mueller was tortured, verbally abused, forced into slave labor for
ISIS commanders in Syria and raped by the group's top leader, but her fellow
hostages say she never surrendered hope, she selflessly put the welfare
of fellow captives above her own and she even stood up to executioner "Jihadi
John" to declare her Christian faith. ....
|FBI Admits Clinton Used
Software Designed To 'Prevent Recovery' And 'Hide Traces Of' Deleted Emails
Representative Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News today and disclosed new
details about the Clinton email scandal that seem to indicate intent to
destroy evidence. Per the clip below, Gowdy reveals that Clinton used "BleachBit"
to erase the "personal" emails from her private server. For those
not familiar with the software, BleachBit is intended to help users delete
files in a way to "prevent recovery" and "hide traces of files deleted."...
|Russian Believers May Need
to Disobey New Law
in Russia are grappling with a new law that effectively makes it illegal
for them to share their faith, preach or pray outside of officially designated
sites. "Everybody is stunned. It came so quickly, so unexpectedly," said
Sergey Rakhuba, president of Mission Eurasia, an organization that equips
young church leaders in countries in the post-Soviet world and Eurasia.
Do Americans Look For In a Church?
of all Americans have looked for a new congregation at some point in their
lives. But how they have searched, and what they were seeking, has depended
to some degree on their age..
Wehner: Under the Dark Spell of Trump, Jerry
Falwell Jr. Is Damaging Public Christian Witness
has fallen under the dark spell of Donald Trump. That is not a crime, but
it is having a corrosive effect on his intellectual and moral judgment.
He is saying witless and defamatory things. For those of us of the Christian
faith, the fact that Falwell is viewed by many as an Evangelical leader
makes it that much worse. We have been pained by the harm that a previous
generation did to Christian public witness because of partisan, reckless,
and graceless comments. ..
and the American Dream
to most polls taken since last month’s party conventions, Democratic presidential
nominee Hillary Clinton enjoys an insurmountable lead over Republican nominee
Donald Trump. Consequently, a number of commentators on both sides of the
partisan divide have declared the race over. Clinton, they say, has won.
There are several problems with this conclusion....
|Lloyd Billingsley: Extremist
Islam in Canada
politicians have been proclaiming that, despite what former prime minister
Stephen Harper contended, Islamic extremism is rare or nonexistent in Canada’s
mosques, and that to believe otherwise is racist or Islamophobic. On the
other hand, an investigation by two experts finds that in some Canadian
mosques and school libraries, extremist Islamic literature is the only
brand available. ....
Faith Is Historically Verifiable—Or It’s Nothing
belief systems, Christianity is the only one that insists its truths must
be founded on the historical existence of a person named Jesus, and that
further, he historically said and did the things claimed of him.
Most importantly, if Jesus didn’t die and rise again), then, as Paul.......
Don’t Trust Yourself in Your Preaching
.... I suspect
that most preachers regularly fight to put their trust in the correct place
when it comes to their preaching. Maybe that’s just me, but I’m probably
not alone. It seems to me it’s easy for the preacher to trust himself even
when he doesn’t intend to. Here a few ways that can happen.....
|Tim Challies: One
Very Good Reason to Read Your Bible
the great benefits of having access to the Bible and to private spaces
is that we have all we need to engage in this time of daily devotion. We
can easily find a time and space to read the Bible, to ponder it, and to
pray. But maybe this individual practice has spawned an individual spirit.
Maybe we see devotions as something we do first for ourselves. ...
to Never Be Offended
Are you easily
offended? Thin-skinned? Hypersensitive? Touchy? ...Many Christians share
your struggle, but they don’t have to! I say this because of Psalm 119:165,
a verse that I strongly encourage you to memorize and embrace. ...
Wicked King and Religious Pragmatism
One of Judah’s
wicked kings was Ahaz. His notorious history is found in 2 Chronicles 28
and in 2 Kings 16. We can learn how religious pragmatism works by a consideration
of Ahaz’s use of it. And we should do so, for such pragmatism is alive
and well, even among those who call themselves evangelicals and Fundamentalists....
Finished His Course
23, 2016, Dr. Hoyle Bowman left this earth and was welcomed into the literal
heaven he taught about so faithfully. That his home going occurred on the
first day that fall 2016 classes were held on the campus of Piedmont International
University is strikingly appropriate...
To Conduct Yourself During Preaching
“But if I
tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in
the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and
ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15)...
Is a Mocker
homeless souls are a real burden to my heart. Jesus died for them. We need
to try to reach them! Yet, the ravages of sin seem to have almost stolen
away their souls, turning them into zombie-like characters who are nearly
impossible to communicate with. Don’t tell me that it’s ok to play with
liquor, marijuana, and other drugs! Don’t tell me that the Christian response
is anything less than what God calls for.....
Became of the Christian Intellectuals?
be valuable to have at our disposal some figures equipped for the task
of mediation — people who understand the impulses from which these troubling
movements arise, who may themselves belong in some sense to the communities
driving these movements but are also part of the liberal social order.
They should be intellectuals who speak the language of other intellectuals,
including the most purely secular, but they should also be fluent in the
concepts and practices of faith.... Half a century ago, such figures existed
in America: serious Christian intellectuals who occupied a prominent place
on the national stage. They are gone now. It would be worth our time to
inquire why they disappeared, where they went, and whether—should such
a thing be thought desirable—they might return. .
I'm King James and the Contrast with a Dangerous King James Version Position
English speaking people, I rely on the King James Version. I have
biblical reasons. There are biblical reasons. The number one
biblical reason is the doctrine of divine, perfect preservation of the
text of scripture in the language in which it was written. The Bible
teaches its own perfect preservation, including how it was to be and is
preserved by God. This is also the historical view. The view I believe
is also the view, the only view, of believers for centuries. The
King James Version is translated from that text of scripture. There
is no other English translation from that text. For that reason,
I trust the King James Version.....
War 3 Coming Soon? Tanks Roll Across The Border As Turkish Invasion Of
of Syria that so many people have been warning about is now happening.
On Wednesday, Turkish tanks rolled across the Syrian border, and they were
accompanied by radical Islamic Syrian rebels that want to ultimately overthrow
the Assad regime....The mainstream media in the United States has been
very quiet about this escalation of the conflict in Syria, but things are
much different in the rest of the world.
Review: The Faith of Woodrow Wilson—by
expect that a committed Christian, reared in the rich southern Presbyterian
tradition, and a scholar himself, would think deeply about the theological
implications of nearly everything. Wilson didn’t. For him, to be a Christian
was to cultivate private piety and public justice—a sort of two spheres
approach. He didn’t believe doctrine helped much in these matters. .