When to Disobey: A Theology of Resistance for Reluctant Protestants

When to Disobey: A Theology of Resistance for Reluctant Protestants

“Discernment is not optional for Christians, who must mature so that we have our 'senses trained to discern good and evil' (Heb. 5:14; Prov. 15:14; 18:15). Church leaders must point the way in watchful discernment and pastoral vigilance, like watchmen on the wall that first see the danger and warn the people before it’s too late, lest they have blood on their hands (Tit. 1:9; Acts 20:28-31; 1 Tim. 4:6; Ezek. 33).”

When_To_Disobey_-_A_Theology_of_Resistance_for_Reluctant_Protestants.pdf

Facing COVID-19 Without Fear

Facing COVID-19 Without Fear

The New Testament is full of instructions and encouragements for Christians to cultivate joy, even in the midst of persecution and distress. “Rejoice always” (1 Thessalonians 5:16). “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). One mark of a faithful church is that they are “rejoicing in hope” (Romans 12:12), not cowering in fear. . .

Facing_COVID_without_Fear.pdf

Halloween

Halloween

Halloween. It's a time of year when the air gets crisper, the days get shorter, and for many young Americans the excitement grows in anticipation of the darkest, spookiest holiday of the year. Retailers also rejoice as they warm up their cash registers to receive an average of $79.82 per household in decorations, costumes, candy, and greeting cards. Halloween will bring in approximately $8 billion this year.

A Theology of Human Freedom: A Biblical Case Against Coercion

A Theology of Human Freedom: A Biblical Case Against Coercion

"Rightly do we sing here in our South African national anthem, originally a Xhosa Christian revival hymn: 
      Sound the call to come together 
      And united we shall stand. 
     Let us live and strive for freedom 
     In South Africa our land! 
But do we mean those words, or is it just for a good feeling before the kick-off of a soccer or rugby match? Should Christians also (or especially) sing those words; and if so, why?"

Give_Me_Liberty_or_Give_Me_Death_-_A_Theology_of_Human_Freedom.pdf

Vaccine Mandates and the Christian's Liberty of Conscience

Vaccine Mandates and the Christian's Liberty of Conscience

Over this past week, multiple people inside and outside the church have asked about navigating matters of conscience and healthcare when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. As mandates multiply across society, how should one respond?