The past decade in American politics has been quite a sight, something like a mix between a war, a ballgame, and a Hollywood movie. And in this series of FAQ’s, we are exploring one of the main reasons for the upheaval in American politics: the shift to “postmodern” politics and activism. In the last post, [ Read More ]
“Sex outside of marriage,” Woody Allen once said, “is a pretty empty experience. But as far as empty experiences go, it’s a pretty good one.” The famous comedian’s joke might be good for a chuckle but, in the end, his quip isn’t quite right. God designed sex for marriage and sex outside of marriage is [ Read More ]
If there’s one thing about sex just about everyone can agree on, it’s that sex is complicated. But complicated doesn’t mean (as some assume) that sex is bad. Quite the contrary: sex is complicated precisely because it is so good, valuable, and powerful. According to the creator of sex, God, sex has deep meaning and [ Read More ]
Let’s face it: we evangelical Christians have not exactly “won the day” in terms of our social, cultural, and political initiatives. Although we have made some incremental progress with some of our convictional initiatives, such as pro-life reform, we seem to be losing ground on nearly every other front: religious liberty, human sexuality, marriage, among others. What’s more, certain developments during the past year have caused many of our fellow citizens to view evangelicals as little more than the hypocritical and bigoted special interest arm of the Republican Party.
Not the best of times, these.
In light of the situation, therefore, shouldn’t evangelical Christians consider slowing down, taking a deep breath, and reassessing our priorities so we can treasure the gospel and forget about politics and public life for a while?
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