Avoid Such People: Responding to the Secular Creed

Throughout this series, we have said much about secularism, particularly through each statement of the Secular Creed. However, if we stopped the discussion there, we might very well be left with the age-old question: so what? I aim to answer that very question with this final post by thinking through how Christians should respond to …

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Mob: The Ethics of the Secular Religion

With the actual six statements of the Secular Creed now covered, I desire to explore a bit further the concept of secularism. Particularly in this post, my aim is to discuss how secularism is not the irreligious framework that it thinks it is; instead, secularism is a religion. More specifically, it is the dominate orthodoxy …

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Kindness Is Everything

We come now to the conclusion of the Secular Creed, and after so many controversial issues permeating the five prior statements, Kindness Is Everything is fairly easy to overlook because of how pleasant and inarguable it sounds. In fact, in a Mashable article that describes the origin of this house-sign, they briefly describe the beginnings …

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Love Is Love

Thus far in our dissection of the Secular Creed, we have contrasted secularism’s views on ethnicity, feminism, immigration, and science with the biblical teaching on each. Yet we now come to what I would call the great orthodoxy (we, of course, call it heresy) of our day: the deification and redefining of love, which has …

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Science Is Real

Science is real, from the Big Bang to DNA. Science is real, from evolution to the Milky Way. I like the stories about angels, unicorns, and elves. Now I like those stories as much as anybody else, but when I’m seeking knowledge, either simple or abstract, the facts are with science. The facts are with …

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No Human Is Illegal

This third phrase of the Secular Creed, No Human Is Illegal, is concerned with the ethics of immigration and, particularly, the ethical treatment of immigrants. This is a topic that is dear to my heart. Although I am not an immigrant, I do know the experience of being a foreigner in a country not my …

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

With the initial phrase of the Secular Creed, Black Lives Matter, we addressed the biblical truth behind such a statement, while also warning of the organization and the associations that it has unquestionably tied onto the slogan. We come now to the statement, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights. Again, let us first consider what we …

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A Line in the Sand: Why Study the Secular Creed?

“It is my work as a Christian, but much more as I am a Watchman, to do my best to discover the fullness of Christ, the emptiness of the creature, and the snares of the great deceiver.”[1] As a Watchman (a pastor) myself, each Sunday I endeavor to do those three things, typically moving in …

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The Faithfulness of God

https://youtu.be/c7u5o1vnbLg The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV The prophets are generally known for either the passages read during the Christmas season regarding the birth of Christ or their fiery pronouncements of judgment. And neither is unwarranted. The …

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The Patience of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwHbkiIkRU The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  Psalm 103:8 ESV  The conquest of Canaan seems quite barbaric through modern eyes. Under the leadership of Joshua, Moses’ successor, the Israelites ceased their forty-year wandering through the wilderness and entered the land that God promised to their ancestor Abraham. Of course, …

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