Category Archives: Biblical Meditations

“Constrained By No Limits”

The classical notion of the “chain of being,” which held that all existing things are hierarchically ordered in terms of how much “spirit” and “matter” each had in it. At the top of the hierarchy was the Divine (for pagans, … Continue reading

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Even Brothers Have to Believe the Gospel

[I wrote this post four years ago as one of many attempts to provide clarification to a group of Evangelical polemicists who were portraying me as having embraced a concept of Christian truth and the Gospel that meant only outward … Continue reading

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On “Objective Indicia” of Faith: A Reply to A Catholic Brother

A Catholic brother and I were discussing problems with typical Protestant authority claims. He has encountered numerous Protestants who give no justification for their faith other than personal convictions about what Scripture “plainly” says and / or claims to have … Continue reading

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The Biblical Necessity of a Christian Culture, Part III: Positive Biblical Considerations

In this post I will set forth some positive biblical arguments for why Christians must try to create a culture that is dominant, not dominated. Before I get into that, however, it is time to revisit the theme with which … Continue reading

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The Biblical Necessity of a Christian Culture, Part II: Negative Biblical Considerations

In the first part of this series I cited the Calvinist Henry Van Til’s words that culture is “the secondary environment which has been superimposed upon nature by man’s creative effort,” and noted that on this definition it is impossible … Continue reading

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The Biblical Necessity of A Christian Culture, Part I: Working Definitions

The original version of this post set the tone for my biblical discussion of the topic of Christian culture by briefly remarking on my journey out of what I once called “optimistic amillennialism” into postmillennialism. In this revised version of … Continue reading

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Apostasy Is A Real Sin Committed By Real People

I owe that phrase, of course, to Doug Wilson, but it really hit home for me last night while listening to one of the Auburn Avenue lectures from 2003. In one of those remarkable instances where you realize that you’ve … Continue reading

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