Christians and Conservation: Reflections on 'Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community' by Wendell Berry

In the same way that Evangelical Ethics by John Jefferson Davis startled me awake to the necessity of a Christian understanding of and engagement in the major ethical issues facing the church today, Wendell Berry, in Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community, with his winsome (and sometimes powerfully sarcastic) writing style, provoked me to begin to … Continue reading Christians and Conservation: Reflections on 'Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community' by Wendell Berry

Fighting in Good Conscience: Reflections on 'War and Christian Ethics,' edited by Arthur F. Holmes

I have a deep and abiding respect for the men in our military. My admiration grew after I read Lone Survivor, the true account of a failed Navy Seal mission in Afghanistan, written by the only surviving soldier of team Redwing, Marcus Lattrell. In his moving and detailed account, Latrell describes the rigors of Navy … Continue reading Fighting in Good Conscience: Reflections on 'War and Christian Ethics,' edited by Arthur F. Holmes

Man's Universal Desire For Regeneration: Reflections on 'Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age' by Bill McKibben

On the last two pages of the first volume of Jonathan Edwards’ collected works resides a small yet significant piece of writing.  It is entitled, “Theological Questions,” and contains ninety inquiries into many topics apparently posed by Edwards himself and collected into a document.  Questions include queries from, “How do you prove that the Scriptures … Continue reading Man's Universal Desire For Regeneration: Reflections on 'Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age' by Bill McKibben

A Christian Response to Abortion: Reflections on 'Evangelical Ethics' by John Jefferson Davis

It has been easy for me to slip into the mentality that engagement in ethical issues is not necessarily the priority of the Christian individually or the Church as a whole.  To be honest, as I consider the past eight years of my Christian life, I can say that most of the time that I … Continue reading A Christian Response to Abortion: Reflections on 'Evangelical Ethics' by John Jefferson Davis

Marriage, Birth-Control and the Myth of Over-Population: Reflections on 'The Natural Family' Allen C. Carson and Paul T. Mero

On the sixth day of creation, God created man.  Genesis chapter two gives us a detailed account of that creation.  Out of the ground God created the male and named him Adam.  After he was created, this man exercised dominion over the created order by naming the animals over which he had been set in … Continue reading Marriage, Birth-Control and the Myth of Over-Population: Reflections on 'The Natural Family' Allen C. Carson and Paul T. Mero