How Good Were the Old Days?

“Say not thou, what is the cause that the former days were better than these? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this” (Ecc. 7:10). What does this verse mean? Solomon cannot mean it is unwise to learn from past mistakes, either our own or those of others. The...

Why Churches Stopped Meeting

“Services cancelled until further notice.” It is astonishing to see these words on church signs and websites. How could so many congregations stop assembling to worship God? Why did this happen almost overnight? It didn’t. Patterns in practice and doctrine that...

Battle For the Sexes: The Bible on Women in Combat

In December 2015 the United States Secretary of Defense declared all military combat roles open to women. That proclamation led quickly to the question of whether women should have to register for the draft with Selective Service, as men are required to do. After all,...

Independence Day

On July 2, 1776 the Continental Congress approved the text of the Declaration of Independence. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to...

Nude Art at Christian Colleges

  I have never understood the fascination with nakedness in art. I have never been able to understand why people are not embarrassed. I am even more perplexed about how otherwise sensible and decent people turn a blind eye toward it and even try to excuse it....

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