Ethics

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.”

Religious Liberty Made Me a Baptist

Religious liberty implies a recognition that individuals make conscientious decisions to participate in group associations that have different requirements and different callings than the rest of society and the state. In my view, these truths lead one inside the walls of a Baptist church.

Do You Have Enough Faith to Be Kind?

When we fail to be kind to brothers and sisters in Christ, we are failing to trust God in some way, perhaps his power to change hearts or the sufficiency of his Word.

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.

Heroism, Valor, and the Moral Argument for God

The heroism and valor we see in those serving COVID-19 victims isn’t illusory. The moral response to encountering heroism and valor testifies to the reality of these virtues, grounded ultimately in God.

What Christians can learn about ethics from COVID-19

Do we sacrifice the economy to save human lives or do we sacrifice human lives to save the economy?

2 things every child needs in a gender-confused world

The Bible puts solid ground beneath our feet so that we don’t have to guess at what it means to be male and female.

Episode 24: Jimmy Scroggins on the Three Circles and preaching to the President.

In the Season 2 finale of the Pastor Well Podcast, Dr. York sits down with Jimmy Scroggins (Senior Pastor at the Family Church in West Palm Beach, FL) to discuss the Three Circles and preaching to the President.

The Christian sexual ethic is going to be the dividing line — and not just because of Christians

Many Christian leaders have been warning for some time that the issue of Christianity’s sexual ethic is going to be a dividing line — that it would be a Reformation-like moment that would lead to dividing denominations, tearing asunder friendships and unity in its wake. That is no longer speculative.

A primer on ethical triage

Churches need to understand the ethical demands of the gospel, which means carefully triaging ethical essentials from non-essentials.

What should we make of Rahab’s lie?

Was is sinful for Rahab to lie? Did she actually lie at all?