Let’s Get Secular Straight

[Secular1, or Secular as Temporal] In classical or medieval accounts, the “secular” amounted to something like “the temporal” — the realm of “earthly” politics or of “mundane” vocations. This is the “secular” of the purported sacred/ secular divide. The priest, for instance, pursues a “sacred” vocation, while the butcher, baker, and candlestick maker are engagedContinue reading “Let’s Get Secular Straight”

Be Careful for What You Write

It has never been easier to have a voice in the public square. Virtually anyone with access to the internet can make his (or her) ideas and opinions known to hundreds or thousands or even millions of people. And of course, there are still older forms of print communication with a large following—books, journals, magazines,Continue reading “Be Careful for What You Write”

A Christian’s Approach to Social Media

“Well, dessert was a disaster!” “FOUL PLAY? Alfie Evans given FOUR drugs just before he died …” “Report: Thunder want to part ways with Anthony.” “Afternoon selfie with the girls from work. #worklife” “If we obey only out of obligation, we have yet to obey at all.” A stylish transparent raincoat sale for puppies. SomeoneContinue reading “A Christian’s Approach to Social Media”

Shape Your Worldview or Be Shaped

I once wrote, “At Stand to Reason, our goal is not to train apologists; our goal is to train apologist bankers, and apologist janitors, and apologist mothers and fathers—people who apply the Christian worldview and the work of Jesus to every aspect of their lives, wherever they are.” Being a Christian doesn’t mean doing aContinue reading “Shape Your Worldview or Be Shaped”

To the Christian at a Secular School

Dear Christian College Student, If it’s any consolation, I’ve been there. In fact, many have experienced exactly what you’re going through. I am guessing your story goes something like this: You grew up in a Christian home, (or at least became a Christian before entering college), you were involved in your church youth group, committedContinue reading “To the Christian at a Secular School”

Christians Dare Not Be Politically Correct

Political correctness (PC) is defined as “a term that describes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, and age-related contexts.” The key word here is offense. No individual or group is to be offended in the PC world.Continue reading “Christians Dare Not Be Politically Correct”