• Secularism •
April 2, 2012
Like most of America’s historic private universities, Vanderbilt University was founded by Christian believers for the purpose of inculcating Christian beliefs in its students. Vanderbilt was founded in the 1870s by Methodists and later funded largely by New York’s Vanderbilt family. Within a remarkably short period of years, Vanderbilt had forfeited its conservative Methodist roots in order to identify with the emerging secular consensus in American higher education.
October 26, 2010
Professor Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University’s Divinity School is a man who enjoys probing questions and has a habit of irritating the faithful. In a recent edition of The Guardian, London’s famed newspaper of record for the political Left, Hauerwas assured Britons that, contrary to popular reports, America is not so religious. As a matter of fact, he argues that America is actually more secular than Great Britain.
May 28, 2010
The true and living God desires to be known and has made himself known. That makes all the difference. True theology is not explaining the unknowable, but coming to know the God who wants us to know him. Theology is about knowledge — indeed, about the knowledge that matters most of all.
March 22, 2010
February 23, 2010
A recent article in Forbes magazine reveals that liberals and liberalism have pervaded every sector of society. From the media to the university, a progressive approach to not only public policy but also humanity itself sets the agenda in most culturally important institutions. Christian discipleship demands that the Christian bring his mind under the Lordship…
February 15, 2010
Lisa Miller of Newsweek begins her article with what would seem to be a statement beyond dispute: “It doesn’t take a degree from Harvard to see that in today’s world, a person needs to know something about religion.” Note that she does not make any specific religious or theological claims, and that her horizon of concern is decidedly this-worldly. She simply makes the common sense observation that a knowledge of religion is important in these times. This would make perfect sense to any journalist, and to just about any other person of intelligence and curiosity.
February 11, 2010
A recent study reveals that over one-third of the members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) no longer believe that Jesus Christ is the exclusive way to salvation. The PCUSA is another example of the slide into liberalism that many denominations have taken in recent decades. On today’s program, Dr….
January 7, 2010
Brit Hume’s recent comments to Tiger Woods, calling him to repent of sin and turn to the Christian faith for genuine forgiveness, have caused quite a stir. Most of the commentary on Tiger Woods has come from the angle of his economic failings: what will Mr. Woods lose financially? How can he emerge from this…
December 24, 2009
December 10, 2009
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has published a report today that suggests many people who identify has Christians hold to very unchristian, even pagan, beliefs. The statistics are startling. Many people calling themselves Christians believe in things like reincarnation and astrology, and are unaware that these things are condemned by Scripture. On…
November 24, 2009
November 19, 2009
Every civilization relies on a consistent moral framework to provide stability and justice within society. For some time now, the moral fabric which undergirds our society has been under attack by the secular elite. Rather than seeing immoral acts as wrong and calling them that with intentional clarity, the psychiatric class has attempted to take…