Lowering the Standards through “Progressivism”

May 13, 2021

How the Culture’s Progress Reworks Sure Foundations Christopher N. Croom, M.BEx. (Approximately 4 min read)   Recently, the Daily Wire reported that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), over the weekend of May 8-9, 2021, became the first mainline protestant denomination in the U.S. to elect a transgender Bishop; this, of course, occurred in California. One of the first comments made by the newly elected “Bishop” was to praise the synod’s decision and declare it to be a step toward dismantling Nicene standards. Why should the Church be concerned about that? The Nicene Creed itself is a result of…

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Election Special, 2020

November 2, 2020

Introduction Those who know me know that I am no conspiracy theorist. I do not think it is a good look. That said, 2020 has been a year for the ages. In fact, the last four years have been quite the ride, and 2020 seems to be the culmination of said chaos. The U.S. election is nearing, and the stakes are higher than ever. The division stemming from the tension is palpable. It seems like a time when brother will betray brother, a father will betray their child, and children would rise up against parents. However, I am also against…

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Logos 9 is here!

October 26, 2020

LOGOS 9 Review Logos 9 is the newest offering from FaithLife. It is designed to be both a learning and teaching aid to Christians. From the layperson right up to the scholar, FaithLife’s Logos has something for everyone. In the past, Logos has always improved their technology for their users, and this new offering is no different. When you open Logos 9 and click on a resource, you will notice that the response time is faster than on the previous version. The speed improvement in bringing up resources and study items is outstanding, and it seems the response time improvement…

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Christians in the Public Square

August 29, 2020

The world is in flux, and Christians cannot seem to decide how they should be involved. Where exactly is a Christian’s place in the public square? Should we be involved in politics, or should we only find ourselves advocating principles, rather than politicians and platforms? Today, we seek to investigate the Christian’s role in government. While there is no long passage of Scripture that directly deals with the concept of the Christian involvement in government, indeed, the Bible often speaks about the concept of government and Christian involvement.   What is Government? From a biblical perspective, what we see in…

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The End of Cancel Culture

August 20, 2020

Looking around America, we constantly see stories of “cancellation.” It is not a good kind either. Cancel Culture has emerged as the new vehicle of extreme hatred. If someone disagrees with what has been said, no matter how innocuous, the Cancel Culture Warriors have decided that that person or persons must lose their job, exist in mediocrity, and suffer for the sins of their “mistake.” So, how do we handle it as Christians? But isn’t that the same oppression experienced those who perpetrate so-called Cancel Culture? Isn’t the plight of these individuals that they have been hurt by America and…

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The Choice that Lies Ahead

August 20, 2020

Do you remember the time the Democratic party booed God? If you remember that far back, the 2012 Democratic party moved to remove the phrase “God—given” from their platform, with regards to the origin of the rights of the people. There was tremendous backlash for making that adjustment, so much so that it came up for a vote again, in the video accompanying this article. A verbal vote was taken at the convention shown, and there was not an obvious 2/3 vote on the motion, nevertheless, the Chairman stated there was, and “God-given” was added back to the platform. Shephard…

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