The Connection Between Church Polity and Civil Engagement

If people are encouraged and empowered to be independent, responsible, critical thinkers in the church, they are more prone to be independent, responsible, critical thinkers in the state. On the other hand, if church members are in a system where they are governed from the top-down, they are far more likely to be disengaged in the civil sphere, abdicating their responsibility to those “over” them. … More The Connection Between Church Polity and Civil Engagement

Movie Review: The Giver

An impressive rendition of a society drunk on political correctness is portrayed in the 2014 film, The Giver. This sci-fi film is about a community that seeks to sanitize human existence by suppressing emotions and “free thought.” The residents are assigned their jobs for life during an annual graduation ceremony. Older residents are “released” when … More Movie Review: The Giver

Did Paul Try To Transform Society?

[Dr. Kenneth Gentry graciously published my article on his site, PostmillennialismToday.com. You can read the full article here. Also, someone translated the article into Spanish: found here.] One of the practical implications of a robustly postmillennial theology is the need to transform our society according to the Word of God. To the great detriment of … More Did Paul Try To Transform Society?

America, ISIS, and the Pride that Goeth Before Destruction

Let me say, first of all, that this post is not a comprehensive treatment of what is occurring in Iraq today. The violence of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) is by no means unique. There are hundreds of situations around the world today (and in history) that are examples of injustice and violence. … More America, ISIS, and the Pride that Goeth Before Destruction