Wednesday September 9, 2020
A Weekly Wednesday Dose of Truth
Articles, Podcasts, and Videos
The State of Theology (bi-annual Report). Ligonier Ministries special report is published concerning the beliefs of adult American Evangelicals and non-evangelical citizens alike concerning theological beliefs, views on God, politics, and more. One question asks if religious beliefs are subjective rather than objective finding that 54% of U.S. Adults believe that to be true, a number down from two years ago at 60% in 2018. In asking evangelicals the question if Jesus was simply a teacher but not God findings showed 30% of American evangelicals agreed, a stunning number considering that the Divinity of Jesus Christ is the most central doctrine to the Christian faith besides the Trinity. Why they claim to be evangelical in the first place highlights an important issue which is the likely political in nature concerning American evangelicalism rather than any kind of actual religious belief.
The Briefing (Podcast). President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College, Al Mohler covered yesterday (Tuesday Sept 8, 2020) the NPR interview with the radical Marxist transgender Vicky Osterweil over Osterweil’s new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action (2020). As Dr. Mohler points out, a greater irony of the left-leaning publicly funded NPR to even consider the interview which now has apologized for showcasing what can only be described as foolish and indefensible behavior. Looting businesses and homes, ruining innocent lives over political differences is not an acceptable action. And dare I say it, that includes the December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party which resulted in violence that George Washington himself disapproved. As Christians and Conservatives we must uphold truth without violence at all means possible. We must disapprove of such action even if that “hurts” our “causes” in the short-term.
The North American Anglican (Blog). Part of the Anglican Church in North America, a denomination I greatly support speaking as a LEPO (Liturgical, Evangelical, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian), I wanted to highlight a poem titled, Dead Water by Fr. Jonathan Kanary. Father Kanary serves as Assisting Priest for Spiritual Direction at Christ Church Anglican in Waco, Texas. The North American Anglican offers enlightening articles, poetry, and christian encouragement that all believers should enjoy. It had the most beautiful tribute to Sir Roger titled, Roger Scruton: A Brief Personal History to a Great Man, that all conservatives ought to read.