Culture

Elizabeth the Faithful: A Brief Reflection on the Queen

Having been born in the mid-1950s, Elizabeth II (1926–2022) is the only monarch I have ever had. And so, it is very strange to hear the time-hallowed refrain, “The Queen is dead. Long live the King!”

The Transgender Revolution as a Happiness Crisis

With the transgender revolution, we’re not just facing the rejection of God’s blueprint for sexuality—we’re facing a crisis in God’s blueprint for happiness.

The Gospel and the Natural Law

The natural law is an essential pillar in a Christian ethic that hopes to be faithful to the gospel in its public witness.

Religious Nationalism is a Problem for the Right and Left

We do not have to look far for examples of Christian nationalism emanating from the right. But equally troubling is the secular nationalism and state-driven civil religion that’s emerging from the left.

Christ Rescued Haykin from the Clutches of Marxism

“In the face of such fears, Marxism proved to be helpless and could give me no comfort.”

What Does the Death of Cultural Christianity Cost?

To lament the decline of cultural Christianity is to lament not simply the loss of a Christian consensus, but the loss of the social capital born of common grace that secular society was borrowing from.

Fear Being Liked

Being liked is the currency of our social relationships, seen in everything from the unspoken gravitation toward one person over another at a party to the digitized tokens of attention we exchange on social media.

Forming Evangelical Pastors: Theological Education from the Margins

If the social pressures against historic Christianity do increase—as I expect they will—pastors and ministers will need a deeper doctrinal foundation, one that enables them to effectively catechize and instruct congregations embedded in a neo-pagan West.

Does pop culture fit into the cultural mandate?

God did not just make humans who could make culture. God specifically says that humans should make culture to reflect him as Creator.

The Portrayal of Fathers in Popular Media

At best, television dads are nominal or figurehead leaders of the home, but at worst, they are relegated to the intellectual level of the family pet.