Satan’s Strategy: Social Justice, Sin and The Devil

In Chapter 25 of The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis describes a subtle, yet vulnerable, human dynamic the devil longs to exploit in order to trap his patient (i.e. the Christian man) into sin, and by doing so to cause division— division between the man and God, as well as division between man and his neighbor:… Continue reading Satan’s Strategy: Social Justice, Sin and The Devil

Defending Christian Hope against Its Historical Contenders

In the preface to his 1968 book Marxism and Christianity, then atheist philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre opens with an incisive statement about the nature of Christian and Marxist beliefs: “The second point worth remark is the extent to which Christians and Marxists both wish to exempt their own doctrines from the historical relativity which they are… Continue reading Defending Christian Hope against Its Historical Contenders

On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

8 und nicht vielmehr also tun, wie wir gelästert werden und wie etliche sprechen, daß wir sagen: "Lasset uns Übles tun, auf das Gutes daraus komme"? welcher Verdammnis ist ganz recht. (Romans 3:8) Luther Bibel 1545 Terrence Malick's latest film, A Hidden Life, tells the story of an obscure Austrian peasant, Franz Jäggerstätter. Jäggerstätter, by refusing… Continue reading On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

Lockdown & The Church’s Role in Government

Everyone must submit to the government authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.Romans 13:1-2 As some churches move to reopen Sunday services, while… Continue reading Lockdown & The Church’s Role in Government

Oh Death Where is Your Victory?: Death and Dying in a Time of Crises

Like so many other social institutions in lieu of the outbreak of COVID-19, churches have decided to suspend their services indefinitely. However, churches are part of something that itself is more than just a social institution, for most members of most churches are also members of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. As… Continue reading Oh Death Where is Your Victory?: Death and Dying in a Time of Crises