Christians and Social Responsibility

It is true, however, that Luther did not normally conceive of the Christian’s social responsibility as transforming the existing structures of society. While persons can be transformed by the gospel in the kingdom of God, institutions can only be reformed by the . . . Continue reading →

The Significance Of Paul’s Silence On Caesar Acknowledging Christ’s Lordship

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur . . . Continue reading →

Shedd: Thomas Was Right, Scotus Was Wrong

A controversy respecting the atonement sprang up between Duns Scotus and the followers of Aquinas, which involved fundamental principles in ethics and religion, and divided the Romish Church into two great parties of Thomists and Scotists. Duns Scotus denied the Anselmic doctrine . . . Continue reading →

Should We Curse God and Die?

As Christians in America, and especially the PCA, are still reeling and grieving with our brothers and sisters at Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Covenant School in Nashville, there is an understandable and appropriate righteous indignation that we have all felt welling . . . Continue reading →

Sub-Christian Nationalism? (Part 2)

Until the early twentieth century, most Christians used some distinction between nature and grace, and the sacred and the secular. In the 1970s and 80s, however, American Christian fundamentalists (e.g., Jerry Falwell) began to use the adjective “secular” disparagingly. Similarly, the use . . . Continue reading →

Discovering the Reformed Confession: Young, Restless, and “Calvinistic” (Part One)

I first heard the terminology of the “five points of Calvinism” in the mid-1990s from a youth pastor at our evangelical megachurch. He was convinced that Calvinism is true and biblical. One evening, my wife and I went to dinner with him . . . Continue reading →

Baylor Charters LGBTQ Organization

PRISM, an LGBTQ student organization, hosted an on-campus “Queer Sex Ed” event on Mar. 23 at Baylor, a Christian university in Waco, Tex. “Secret is out. See you tomorrow,” the flyer caption, posted to the group’s Instagram, reads. “You can still DM . . . Continue reading →

Small Is Beautiful

If Google is a reliable search engine, the anniversary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on June 11 passed without any mention by the press. The reasons are not hard to fathom. The OPC is small, and it lacks a celebrity. In an . . . Continue reading →