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Oberlin College and the Critical Theory Mood

Oberlin College and the Critical Theory Mood

Intentionally, and especially with our own kids, we must talk about and treat every human being as essentially valuable as image bearers of God, and as equally fallible because of their common descent from Adam and Eve. These are essential truths about the world and people and are far better ideas than the ones assumed by the critical theory mood. Ideas are especially dangerous when assumed, as C.S. Lewis once put it, so we must also not allow the bad ideas to go unchallenged, lest they become normalized.

Honoring the Queen by Serving Her King

Honoring the Queen by Serving Her King

Queen Elizabeth II consistently and publicly found that “special kind of courage” in her faith, calling Jesus “an inspiration and an anchor in my life.” Just last month, she prayed for Anglican bishops that “you will continue to be sustained by your faith in times of trial and encouraged by hope in times of despair.” If the Queen of England, one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world, needed a King, how much more do we?

We Must Respond to Temptation by Immediately Taking it to God in Prayer

We Must Respond to Temptation by Immediately Taking it to God in Prayer

Satan knows the sins we can resist in our strength and doesn’t waste his time with them. So, we can know that every temptation we face is one we cannot defeat without God’s help. However, part of Satan’s tempting strategy is to entice us to fight temptation in our ability. He drags us into the quicksand an inch at a time until we are in too far to escape.

What is the answer, then, to “secret” sins?

It's the Little Things That Mean so Much

It's the Little Things That Mean so Much

If you have difficulty understanding this great love that God has for you, turn to Isaiah 55:8-9, where we are reminded that our thought processes and God’s are not the same. His are far superior to ours, and we can trust in His knowledge, goodness, and plan for our lives. In the eternal scheme of God’s plans, it would be easy to assume that we don’t matter, but we do. God’s thoughts and ways are not like our thoughts and ways—the great and small matter equally to God.

Science Never Just 'Says'…

Science Never Just 'Says'…

Science has made the world immeasurably richer, and the world arguably owes a debt for these riches to Christian assumptions and pioneers. However, scientists and science editors are human and just as vulnerable to bad ideas and dangerous ideologies as other humans.

Satan Loves to Use 'Secret' Sins

Satan Loves to Use 'Secret' Sins

Why does the devil love to use “secret” sins? Because he knows what they do to us: “desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” (James 1:15). And he knows that any sins, known by others or not, are enough to grieve and “quench” the Holy Spirit’s work in and through our lives in the world (Ephesians 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19).

Christianity’s Share of U.S. Population May Fall under 50 Percent by 2070: Pew

Christianity’s Share of U.S. Population May Fall under 50 Percent by 2070: Pew

The percentage of Americans who consider themselves Christian may fall from 64 percent to under 50 percent by 2070 if current trends continue, according to a new Pew Research Center report. The percentage of people who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” may also top 40 percent, the report found.

The Death of Judge Ken Starr and Traits That 'Were Once Considered Normal'

The Death of Judge Ken Starr and Traits That 'Were Once Considered Normal'

Our names may never be known to history like the queen and the judge, but someone knows us as personally as anyone knew them. The people we live, work, and go to school with matter just as much to eternity as a queen or a federal judge. If they do not follow Jesus, we are the only Bible they may read, the only sermon they may hear. This makes our personal integrity, or lack thereof, a kingdom issue of eternal consequence.