Barbarians at the Gate

January 10, 2021
What it all boils down to is the choice between Christ and chaos. People will tolerate chaos only temporarily. Eventually, society will submit to a tyrant who will promise safety and peace. Totalitarianism is the end result of a secular worldview. It’s only when we choose Christ that we have freedom. As John Adams said, our constitution is fit only for a religious and moral people; it is wholly inadequate for any other. Read More ...

The Humiliation of Christ

December 20, 2020
The Poverty Carol reminds us that Jesus welcomes humble, broken people. He was born in very humble surroundings to poor parents. His first days were spent in a feeding trough most likely surrounded by farmyard animals. The Bible assures us that Jesus sympathizes with us in our weaknesses. He understands the human condition. He’s well aware that we are broken, sinful people. When we come to him humbly and repentantly, he will welcome us warmly. Read More ...
At Christmastime, we celebrate Jesus’ birth, and rightly so. We should recognize that Jesus’ birth was the culmination of a long line of people and events that had to unfold in a certain way. In part, it’s these genealogical lists that give us confidence that Jesus is whom he claimed to be—not only the son of Mary and the adopted son of Joseph, but the son of David, the son of Abraham and, most significantly, the eternal Son of God. Read More ...
I wonder what George Washington would think of our country today? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we still had national leaders like him? What would it be like to have national leaders who encourage our people to recognize God’s providence, to obey God’s will, to be thankful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor? Perhaps we still have a few elected leaders who would agree with Washington, but not many. It seems that we have fewer and fewer leaders or citizens who care about such things. Many of our so-called leaders today urge us to reject biblical values and to deny the providence of God. What a shame. Read More ...