The Heresy of Racial Superiority

Dr Albert Mohler“In 1995, on the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention, the denomination publicly repented of its roots in the defense of slavery.

In 2015, far more is required of us. It is not enough to repent of slavery. We must repent and seek to confront and remove every strain of racial superiority that remains and seek with all our strength to be the kind of churches of which Jesus would be proud — the kind of churches that will look like the marriage supper of the Lamb…”

– Albert Mohler looks at the history of his own denomination – and college.

Welcome to Upsy Down Town

steve-rockwell“Fifty years ago the Christian world view was accepted as the norm by most of the western world. Twenty years ago it was tolerated as the view of some.

Today, in Upsy Down Town, if you want to stand for the Christian way of thinking on almost any ethical issue, expect to be swimming against the tide…”

– Stephen Rockwell, who teaches at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, writes about how to live in Upsy Down Town.

Who counts as an extremist?

Dr Mike Ovey“Shortly after the last general election, prime minister David Cameron said that the UK had been a ‘passively tolerant society’ for too long. ‘Passively tolerant’, he says, is a society in which people were told ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone’.

This is rather odd…”

Oak Hill Principal Mike Ovey considers some ominous proposals in the UK.

‘2067: the end of British Christianity’

christian-extinction“It’s often said that Britain’s church congregations are shrinking, but that doesn’t come close to expressing the scale of the disaster now facing Christianity in this country.

Every ten years the census spells out the situation in detail: between 2001 and 2011 the number of Christians born in Britain fell by 5.3 million — about 10,000 a week. If that rate of decline continues, the mission of St Augustine to the English, together with that of the Irish saints to the Scots, will come to an end in 2067…”

– Damian Thompson writes in The Spectator. A powerful reminder that the gospel is Britain’s only hope.

adam4dAnd Adam Ford has this observation.

A day late, a dollar short

Tony Campolo“Tony Campolo has become the latest evangelical leader to declare for gay marriage. It is perhaps not a surprise …

What is surprising in the statement is the complete absence of any thoughtful argumentation in his articulation of his position.…”

Carl Trueman comments on Tony Campolo’s change of mind on ‘gay marriage’.


Which way, Evangelicals? There is nowhere to hide

Albert Mohler“This is a moment of decision, and every evangelical believer, congregation, denomination, and institution will have to answer. There will be no place to hide. The forces driving this revolution in morality will not allow evasion or equivocation.

Every pastor, every church, and every Christian organization will soon be forced to declare an allegiance to the Scriptures and to the Bible’s teachings on marriage and sexual morality, or to affirm loyalty to the sexual revolution. That revolution did not start with same-sex marriage, and it will not end there.”

– Albert Mohler calls Bible-believing Christians to be ready to give an answer.

Do you love me? Putting the carriage before the horse in the same-sex marriage debate

David Ould“It’s important that we get our heads around the nature of this debate otherwise we’ll just continually be responding to the wrong point, nor will we be in any position to helpfully reflect back to our wider society just what is going on and, perhaps, get them to reconsider…”

– David Ould considers the nature of love and marriage. Check it out.

Stage Two exile – are you ready for it?

Steve McAlpine“The Western church is about to enter stage two of its exile from the mainstream culture and the public square. And it will not be an easy time.

In case you missed it, Exile Stage One began a few decades or so ago, budding in the sexual revolution of the sixties before building up a head of steam some 20 years ago. Finally some Christians sat down to talk about it 15 or so years ago, and that set the ball, and the publishing companies rolling…”

– at The Gospel Coalition Australia, Steve McAlpine, Associate Pastor at Providence Church in Perth, calls Christians to be prepared for what is coming.

A sexual ponzi scheme?

Dr Carl Trueman“An article in the Washington Post last week (“How to break free from monogamy without destroying marriage”) described the dynamics of an open marriage and the various “apps” now available for facilitating extramarital relations.

The amorality might have been shocking twenty years ago but today such well-traveled territory likely provokes little more than a yawn. Yet the article is still instructive for what the author’s analysis (or lack thereof) tells us about contemporary culture…”

– Carl Trueman writes at First Things. (h/t Tim Challies.)

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