The vice of which no one in the world is free…

In the fourth section of Mere Christianity, “Christian Behavior,” C. S. Lewis comes to what he calls “the great sin.”  It is the sin which stands in polar opposition to the virtue of humility.  Pride or self-conceit,

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Family, Work, and Church After the Same-sex Marriage Decision…

Freedom of speech and religious liberty are once again at the forefront of daily concerns.  What can we anticipate in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex “marriage”?  The loss of tax exemptions?  “Non-discrimination laws”

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Against dualistic Christianity – the cosmic Lordship of Christ…

Western culture has shaped the church in many ways.  Quite possibly the most “profound and subtle way” is that the church has come to “tacitly and explicitly” accept the dualism that is at the heart of modernity, according to

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Against privatized Christianity – the cosmic Lordship of Christ…

Contemporary Christianity has been shaped profoundly by the modern assumption that all religion is to be restricted to the personal and private realms of life.  Christianity has not disappeared.  Rather, it has been relocated with the result that

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The Evangelicals – Who they are, what they believe, why it matters…

“Save the E-Word” is the title of a short essay written by the editorial staff of Christianity Today in 2006.  They suggested that it was time to “improve the public perception of evangelicalism.”  But only two years later,

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How the ethics of abortion can be like the ethics of desiring a Snickers bar…

A recent article in Cosmopolitan should make a Minnesota mother, a lawyer, the poster child for our contemporary therapeutic culture.  According to sociologist Philip Rieff, in a therapeutic understanding of the world, there is “nothing at stake beyond a

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Coping by cutting – “I cut to live, not to die”

A current Wall Street Journal article draws attention to the disturbing and growing problem of cutting among teens.  Researchers indicate that between 5% and 10% of adolescents may participate in self-injury behaviors, cutting being the most prominent.

 

In

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Liberating Christians from their cultural captivity…

Nancy Pearcey has, in recent years, become one of our leading Evangelical apologists.  Britain’s Economist called her “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”

 

Her contribution to the Patheos website’s recent symposium on “Future of Faith in America: Evangelicalism”

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Considering the need to evangelize Christians…

There are many “Christians” who have never met Christ.  They grow up in the church.  Their parents are good members of the church, and may be leaders in their congregation.   Dad may be a pastor, or the

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Living in hard times — lessons from the early Christians…

Pre-Christian.  Christian.   Post-Christian.  Roughly speaking, these categories outline the major changes in the history of the Western world.  We say “roughly speaking” because the West never became fully Christian.  And even now, it is not

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