I am so glad that the Presbyterian Church in America finally has a LOGO! I have been waiting on this for years. It is hard to work on my church’s webpages and desktop publishing for a domination that does NOT have an official logo.

I also like an official logo to distinguish us from the apostate denomination PCUSA.

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Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.” {1 Peter 3:7 | ESV}

I have often wonder what was Peter’s full meaning when he wrote about women “as the weaker vessel?” Never-the-less, I have noticed this trend in action movies of women being “kick-ass” action heroes like men, which I think is another angle how our culture is really gender confused on all levels. All the way up to the current public restroom controversy.

COURTNEY KIRCHOFF has written an excellent post on Louder with Crowder entitled “Dear Feminist Hollywood: Stop Trying to Make Female Action Heroes a Thing…, and I especially like this paragraph:

“Here’s another manly hammer drop on you. Men like saving women. Women like being saved by men. Men do not like being physically saved by women. Women do not like being physically saved by women. You may not like that truth. You may hate the idea that men get to be physical action heroes. But I’m not alone here. The market, on the whole, has rejected the idea of female action heroes in staring roles. Female action heroes are only marketable if they’re part of an ensemble surrounded by men, not when they’re sold as the sole protagonist.”

I think our society will continue be frustrated because no matter how much they try, sex is binary (male and female). This is because from the beginning God has created us male and female and we can’t change this reality just because we wish it (like in the movies).

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And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:28 | ESV)

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Four words that reveal what his followers really believe.
Michael Horton/ MARCH 16, 2016

I am not a politician, but a minister who teaches theology. As a citizen of this great republic, I have convictions about domestic and foreign policy, but none of that qualifies me to join the fray of political experts and pundits. I am qualified, however, to engage the topic of significant support among self-identified “evangelical voters” for Donald Trump and what this means, not for the country but what it suggests about significant segments of the US church.

While a theological analysis of other candidates would suggest many equally troubling assumptions of their evangelical followers, no candidate is more identified with the word evangelical as is Trump. The loyalty of his self-identified evangelical followers is especially startling to many.

Let me suggest that the slender thread connecting Trump to the church is his occasional holiday appearances at Marble Collegiate Church, made famous by its pastor for 52 years, Norman Vincent Peale. Blending pop-psychology and spirituality, Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking (1952) remained on The New York Times bestsellers list for 186 weeks. Nicknamed “God’s Salesman,” Peale was criticized for . . .

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I caught up with Professor R. Scott Clark last week. Professor Clark holds a doctorate from Oxford Univeristy and is an historian and a professor at Westminster Seminary. I wanted to talk about how Christians can think about and participate in politics while respecting the distinct roles of the Church and the State described in Scripture. And we did – but Professor Clark also had some insights into the role of technology and politics. Social media in particular has democratized culture and its effects on political discourse are profound – but poorly understood and applied by most politicians and their legions of highly paid consultants. Professor Clark’s role as an historian combined with his active presence on Twitter, 2 podcasts, and his blog at the Heidelblog.net gives him a uniquely valuable perspective.

But the majority of our discussion revolved around a Scriptural approach to politics. Rather than the transformationalist view generally associated with the Religious Right over the past 3 or 4 decades, Professor Clark hearkens back to an older view. He reminds us that early Christians lived, worked, and served in avowedly pagan regimes. While the state owes all of its citizens freedom of conscience, he explains, the Church does not require an expressly Christian regime to flourish. In fact, he argues . . . 

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The recent detection of gravitational waves has received a lot of media coverage and rightly so for this is a remarkable finding from both an experimental and theoretical point of view. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time and were predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. According to his general theory of relativity, accelerating massive object would radiate gravitational energy in the form of gravitational waves. However, since the effect is very weak, a very dramatic event is needed if there is to be any chance of detection. In this case it was the merging of two black holes, an event that took place over a billion years ago. Even so, by the time the waves reach Earth the distortion of space-time is less than the width of an atomic nucleus, which highlights just how astonishing a feat this is experimentally. While there had been indirect evidence for the existence of gravitational waves before, this was the first time they had been detected directly. As a bonus, it is also the first detection of two black holes merging and even the first direct detection of black holes themselves.

Does this have any relevance for belief in God? Of course, some people who think that science and religion are always in . . .

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My name is Timothy but I will be known as Timotheus on this blog. I am a Reformed Christian man living in Charleston, West Virginia (USA).

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