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The Anti-Christian Religion Called Social Justice
This is a chaotic time. The Christian has been forced to think and rethink his or her deeply held beliefs and presuppositions regarding the many claims of systemic social injustice, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. Let’s get one thing straight: any clearly identifiable act of […] The post The Anti-Christian Religion Called Social Justice first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Lord, Let Us Not Be Ruled By Desire
The itch is the most innate experience of human desire. It is so well understood that to say you want to “scratch an itch” is synonymous with fulfilling one’s desires exclusively for its gratification; despite the well-known consequences. “Don’t scratch!”, we warn our children – and sometimes ourselves – for we know that scratching accomplishes […] The post Lord, Let Us Not Be Ruled By Desire first appeared on Post Christian Era.
C’Mon Dads, Do It Yourself!
Father’s Day was last week, and I hope many of us took the time to show our fathers our appreciation for their contribution to our lives. One of those contributions to the family has long been a father’s expertise with common household tasks, lovingly called “Do It Yourself” (or “DIY”). You know, household tasks like […] The post C’Mon Dads, Do It Yourself! first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Jose Sanchez Del Rio
My family has a small tradition on Good Friday where we take the train to Downtown Los Angeles and visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The cathedral is modern, but still spectacularly beautiful, with worship-inspiring art and architecture as well as a restful garden with reflective elements all around (my kids like […] The post Jose Sanchez Del Rio first appeared on Post Christian Era.
The Flip-Flops of APU, and The Growing Plea for Traditional Christianity
Whew! Quite a saga at Azusa Pacific University over the last 6 months. You can read about the previous events here, but the latest development is that APU has, again, removed a ban on same-sex romantic relationships; the latest in a series of flip flops for the self-proclaimed Evangelical Christian university. This is what activists, […] The post The Flip-Flops of APU, and The Growing Plea for Traditional Christianity first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Why The Church Needs Lent
If you are like me and did not grow up in a Christian tradition that follows the liturgical seasons, Lent might seem like a ritualistic form of spiritual discipline. And Lent usually brings to mind simply abstaining from certain foods for 40 days. But I would like to argue that Lent is a necessary spiritual […] The post Why The Church Needs Lent first appeared on Post Christian Era.
The “Exvangelicals” Want You to Leave the Church
“Evangelical” is a term that describes a branch of a branch of Christianity, encompassing many denominations and traditions, over hundreds of years. Today, there is a group of ex-evangelicals, calling themselves “Exvangelicals”, whose goal is to undermine this historic tradition of the Church. Their dispute with evangelicalism is that it is not only false, but […] The post The “Exvangelicals” Want You to Leave the Church first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Life Begins When Politicians Say It Does
The old discussion point about when life begins — at conception, viability, a certain trimester — appears to be resolved by some politicians. Apparently, life begins when they say it does. Senators were not able to pass a bill that would make abortion illegal in the “4th trimester”. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was […] The post Life Begins When Politicians Say It Does first appeared on Post Christian Era.
God’s Limited Goodness
Lessons from Screwtape is a series of posts based on C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters, in which a principle demon, Screwtape, converses with a lower demon about their tactics to prey on humans. Don’t worry, todays post is not suggesting that God’s goodness is limited; not in the least. But it will address why […] The post God’s Limited Goodness first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Its no secret that our culture wishes to dismantle Christian institutions; its been trying to bring down churches and Christian colleges and universities for years. You might think that Christian K-12 schools and homeschools are exempt from this attack; that smaller communities of faith would be understood to have more leniency with raising their children, […] The post #ExposeChristianSchools first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Modern Child Sacrifice
The social dynamics of our modern culture often feel like a strange new game with new rules that often invoke odd behaviors. I have heard many people lament things like our culture’s victim mentality, the weakness of our generation’s men, fragility of young people in general, and how lazy and unintellectual our culture is. Psychologist […] The post Modern Child Sacrifice first appeared on Post Christian Era.
The New Acquaintances
Lessons from Screwtape is a series of posts based on C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters, in which a principle demon, Screwtape, converses with a lower demon about their tactics to prey on humans. Our post-Christian era is defined by a diverse population with a plurality of ideas and values. One major obstacle to faithfulness […] The post The New Acquaintances first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Dismantling Azusa Pacific University
As our culture gets more and more hostile toward Christianity, we should come to expect attacks on Christian institutions like Azusa Pacific University. To summarize the last few months, in September, the Student Life department of APU changed its student policy. It removed a rule banning same-sex romance and relationships (not just sexual activity) which […] The post Dismantling Azusa Pacific University first appeared on Post Christian Era.
New Clemson QB Says Faith is More Important Than Football; Identity in Christ More Than Identity Elsewhere
Back in September, Clemson decided on a change of quarterback, awarding freshman Trevor Lawrence the starting position. While fielding questions about composure in big games, Lawrence acknowledged Jesus Christ’s role in his life, saying: “Football’s important to me, but it’s not my life. It’s not the biggest thing in my life. I would say my […] The post New Clemson QB Says Faith is More Important Than Football; Identity in Christ More Than Identity Elsewhere first appeared on Post Christian...
It’s the 3rd day of Christmastide, and I’m sitting on a busy street in front of my parents place waiting for a tow truck. On this particular occasion, I had a lot of time to think. I often wonder about how my parents raised me, how I came to be who I am, and what […] The post Merry Christmastide! first appeared on Post Christian Era.
Jennifer Aniston’s Successful Profane Marriages
“My marriages, they’ve been very successful,” … starts Jennifer Aniston. That’s marriages, plural! She did an interview with eNews and was asked about her marriages and how she views them. In a few sentences, she manages to upend the sanctity of marriage and promote a self-centered version of marriage for all of eNews’s eager audiences […] The post Jennifer Aniston’s Successful Profane Marriages first appeared on Post Christian Era.