Natural Law and the Why of Christian Ethics

Christians in America, now more than ever, find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having to reason in the public square with fellow citizens and leaders who are not convinced of the Bible’s ultimate authority. Though unfamiliar to us, this would have been nothing new for the early Church. The apostle Paul faced a similar …

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On Feminism and the Presbyterian Church in America

Prolegomena ‘Feminism,’ in the conservative PCA tradition, is often equated to a humanistic revenge against a historically misogynistic patriarchy. The term is frequently used in PCA circles as a dysphemism, calling to mind the noble battle the Church – sound theology, tradition, and doctrine – faces against secular philosophy. Both sides perceive the issue as …

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Can Christians be Effective Historians?

In his essay, Claims of Theory, historian Geoffrey Elton writes, All forms of religious belief threaten the historian’s ability to think for himself and to investigate the reality of the past. The historian, it seems, if he values his integrity, must be a professional skeptic.[1] According to Elton, religious beliefs demand that history fit into …

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