Social Issues & Biblical Ethics

Where Libertarianism Overlaps With LGBT Activism

There are some political issues that are really definitional to one’s political philosophy. For many right-leaning libertarians (especially Christian libertarians), that definitional issue will be abortion. Some Christians may even favor or be amenable toward big-government solutions, but their passion about pro-life issues will bar them from voting Democrat. LGBT activism is another definitional issue,… read more »

Why Rand Paul’s Libertarianism Could Be The Next Big Thing

Tell me, are you a liberal or a conservative? You are not really one of those right-wing racist misogynists, are you? Or are you one of those radical left-wing elitists? People spend so much time crafting their memes about what the other side is that they do not stop to ask any questions about what… read more »

Reorienting Yourself After A Tumultuous Election Cycle

According to the latest polls, most Americans are tired of the election process and glad to see the 2016 Presidential Election come to a close. Most showed their disdain in the marked absence at the voting booth, as there was a record low in the voter turnout in the last twenty years. Both of the… read more »

How Modern Feminism Conflicts With Transgenderism

Consider those whom you might consider a political or a social ally. In theological discourse, a Calvinist might consider an Arminian an ally if they are debating a unitarian or a Pelagian. The great nation of Israel often thinks of conservative Christians as allies. In political and social issues, though, firm Christians often do not… read more »

How Books By Old Men Are More Significant Than The 2016 Election

It is October of an election year. This means that millions of people who are not interested in politics suddenly have a vested interest in the outcome of the next several months. After the election, people will either spend the night celebrating or lower their head in defeat, and then they will move on, as… read more »

How Should Christians React To The Trump Tapes?

Throughout the 2016 presidential election, we have all taken it as a given that Donald Trump makes offensive remarks. One might even argue that has been the thrust of his campaign. It was how he has controlled the media and how he has won over the majority of GOP voters. People are exhausted with the… read more »

Is The Ability To Vote For A Ruler Truly A Virtue?

As of this writing, it is currently an election year. With an election year comes much rhetoric, including slogans such as, “Don’t waste your vote!” or “Not voting is a vote for (insert the candidate that you do not want).” They will tell us that if you waste your vote, then you have no right… read more »

How You Might Be Fueling The Flames of Racism

Human beings are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). This truth comes without exception or limitation and is the bedrock of our relationships with one another and how we can cooperate and flourish in society. If that truth were compromised, it would be difficult to maintain a rational basis for opposing prejudice, discrimination,… read more »

Should The Testimony of Practicing Homosexuals Change Our View?

Why do you believe the things that you do? Why do you act in a certain? Why did you marry the person that you did? These are questions with which we are all confronted at some point, and often, we appeal to our own personal narrative. We explain how we have been personally affected. People… read more »

Why Even Non-Christians Need To Quit Watching Pornography

Pornography addicts will often tell themselves that there is nothing really wrong with the practice. Everybody does it. What are you, some sort of religious fundamentalist? Men watch pornography. We should all get over it. We should stop imposing our morals upon people who just want to have a good time. They are alone, in… read more »

What Can We Learn About Our Culture From The Dancing Man?

We all have compassion for other people. Unless you are a sociopath, you do not want other people to feel bad. Sometimes people do draw pleasure or amusement from inflicting pain and suffering upon others. An immoral person may enjoy causing an individual to depart from their marital vows and engage in an illicit affair…. read more »

Why Do So Many Christian Leaders Support Ted Cruz?

While it may not play very well into the contemporary narrative, the evangelical vote is potent in the United States. There is still a bastion of hope in that there are so many people who have a vision of the United States that departs from liberalism and secularism and abortionism. The evangelical vote is heavily… read more »

5 Reasons Christians Should Not Support Donald Trump

Consider for a moment the sort of person in whom you want to put your trust, who you believe can represent your interests, values, ethics and those of the entire nation. What would that sort of person look like? We obviously cannot expect an ideal candidate, for all of our criteria to be met, but… read more »

The Biblical Case Against Racism

If I wanted to illustrate that the government sometimes dictated laws that were patently immoral, one of the most obvious examples that I could appeal to are those with racist overtones. If a law presupposes that a person with a particular pigmentation is morally inferior to another, then this is an immoral law. The abomination… read more »

Is Same Sex Marriage Bad For Homosexuals?

Is same-sex marriage bad for homosexuals? This is one of the most difficult topics that there is to discuss. I am afraid that many believers, conservatives, and fourteen year olds are incapable of broaching the topic of homosexuality without being almost intentionally offensive. We all interpret reality through the lens of our experiences. But if… read more »

Christians: Imagine You Were A Homosexual

The flames of emotion were ignited a few days ago and their smoke perennially drifts amidst the atmosphere. Many think that this legalization has marked the end of the debate over same sex marriage. But the ongoing struggle over abortion seems to suggest that the debate over same sex marriage probably will not fade into… read more »

How Should Christians React To The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage?

The internet has displayed a flood of reactions to the legalization of same sex marriage. There is rejoicing and great joy. Homosexuals find that they can finally live in open union with their loved one, receiving the same governmental additives as a heterosexual conjugation. The proverbial and literal flag of the homosexual movement waves highly… read more »

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