How Marxist Thinking Is Seeping Into the Church

“Why is Socialism Being Promoted by Conservative Christian Outlets?” That’s the question Joe Carter, at his Acton Institute blog, asks about Andrew Strain’s recent article at First Things. In his piece, Strain claims that free markets are “as mythical as unicorns,” and concludes that government intervention in the market, on behalf of “the common good,” is the […]

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Faith Is More Than Trust

What is faith? Atheist intellectuals will say that it is a substitute for reason, a way of “knowing” something to be true when there’s no (sufficient) reason to believe it–like believing in fairy-tales, or Santa Clause. Christian intellectuals–or, at least, the better ones–will insist that it isn’t a way of knowing at all; that it’s […]

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Venezuela: Why We Must “Assign Blame”

In his latest column for Townhall, John Stossel writes about the pushback he’s gotten from the left for criticizing those celebrities—like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, and Noam Chomsky—who praised Venezuela’s socialistic policies. Chomsky, in particular, demanded “an abject apology” for what Stossel had written in his prior column. In polite fashion, Stossel simply states that […]

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Revelation and Responsibility

One of the most important questions for the Christian intellectual is: How does the truth of Scripture relate to the truth of philosophy, or science, or history? If we put it in terms of “revelation,” it becomes: how does special revelation relate to general revelation?

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On Intellectual Adultery

Adultery is often thought of as one of the most serious of sins (and rightly so). However, one of the reasons our contemporary culture counts it as so heinous is because it is so sensual. We tend to rank sensual, fleshy, sins as more wicked than “ethereal,” spiritual, or intellectual sins.

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The “Wisdom of the World”

Often when one Christian thinks that another is utilizing too much philosophy (or the wrong kind of philosophy), the former charges the latter of using “the wisdom of the world,” or relying too heavily on “human wisdom.”

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