Category Archives: Cultural Mandate

Freedom Comes From Religious Education, But Not Just Any Religion

Mike Metzger’s recent essay, The Fourth R caught my attention. (As we wrote here, Mike is the Senior Fellow and President of the Clapham Institute. His weekly DoggieHead Tilt blog is a regular part of my reading.) Mike says the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Social Justice: First, Define the Terms

After Scott Allen’s recent post, What Exactly Do You Mean By “Social Justice?” our readers asked for more. So this is the first in a series we plan to publish on issues related to social justice. Many young Christians care … Continue reading

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The Villars Statement: Looking at Relief and Development from a Biblical Worldview

Almost a quarter century ago a group of scholars, relief and development practitioners, and missionaries gathered near L’Abri Fellowship in Villars, Switzerland, to discuss, debate, and reflect on the state of global hunger and poverty and the Christian response to … Continue reading

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God, the Bible, and Political Justice … continued

As believers today, our struggle with a split concept of reality is often revealed in our dualism between the Old and New Testament.  Jesus labors with our tendency towards this in Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I have come … Continue reading

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God, the Bible and Political Justice

If we are to think like the God of the Bible we must begin where He begins.  And God begins in Genesis with the creation of the cosmos, the earth, and everything in it.  Just two chapters are dedicated to this space-and-time creation … Continue reading

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Calling Christian Artists to Reach a World Desperate for Beauty

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 Christian artists today have a terrible conflict understanding the purpose of their gift. If their work does not talk about Jesus directly, does it still have value? Can they work on … Continue reading

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Into Freedom or Bondage … Which Way the West?

Many Western societies, though founded on biblical worldview and principles, are now considered post-Christian. Europe is utterly atheistic; the United States is following suit. Sadly, the modern West lives in the present. Many Christians today function from near memory. They … Continue reading

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The Biblical Morality of Economics

Writing recently in the Wall Street Journal, Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, brought some clarity to an increasingly opaque discussion about the national debt: “this … is a moral fight, not an economic one.” The economic dimension is … Continue reading

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Father Matters

Kudos to Marvin Olasky for his recent post at Townhall affirming that the numbers bear out the truth that one essential part of welfare reform is marriage. New York Times welfare specialist Jason DeParle said the “biggest surprise” to him as … Continue reading

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Helicopters, Light Bulbs, and Breakfast

Kudos to Dr. Christian Overman for this excellent post on the Great Commission. If you find his thought intriguing, you will want to read the soon-to-be-published book by Darrow on the Great Commission. We hope to have an expected release … Continue reading

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