How to Overcome Secular Brainwashing

If you’re reformed, you have likely heard the expression semper reformanda (always reforming). This phrase was meant as a rally cry for the church to be continually reevaluating traditions and beliefs to ensure accordance with the Word of God. At the heart of the sentiment is an emphasis on purifying both doctrine and practice (theology…

Tear it Down to Rebuild: The Eschatology of Progressivism

I’m certainly not the first to note the religious nature of the Left’s social justice movement. Whether it’s in the liturgical listen and repeat refrains, the public “floggings” and unacknowledged pleas for absolution, the requisite genuflection, or the recent canonization of George Floyd at his nationally-broadcasted funeral service, the Left has long relied on religious…

There Are No Such Things as Giants

Two things happen simultaneously when a well-known Christian dies. First, Christians wonder what will happen to his or her ministry, who will fill such big shoes, "what will we do without so and so?" Second, the naysayers begin dredging up every negative fact and scandal to smear his/her name while the deceased teacher's followers go…

Self-Excommunication in American Evangelicalism

During the pandemic and quarantine, there has been a lot of discussion about the nature of church, where and how it should be held, and if online services are consistent with scriptural commandments. While these discussions have been useful in evaluating our obedience to the command in Hebrews 10:24-25 not to forsake the assembly, there…

The Chief End of Man

The current pandemic has seen more than just the loss of life and livelihood. For many people it feels like the loss of identity and purpose too.  Who are we if we aren’t actively involved in this, that or the other? What purpose do we serve if we no longer have a job? Of what…

5 Spiritual Benefits of Diet and Exercise

We all know that proper nutrition and exercise are important, but our reasons for believing so are not often tied to our Christian worldview. Worse, so many of our motivations in this arena stem from a root of vanity, either in all-out narcissism or in self-loathing (which is nothing but a particularly deceptive form of…

Fellowship and Discipleship in Quarantine

Here at Bone of Bones we were recently joking about how our normal, daily lifestyles are now being called quarantine. While we introverts are more equipped to deal with the current situation, most Christians have seen their spiritual lives drastically impacted. With churches canceling Sunday services, bible studies, and other gatherings, the dent in fellowship…

The Christian Response to the Coronavirus

Image courtesy of The Patriot Post It’s strange times we’re living in. What began as a mysterious virus in China has become a global pandemic that’s completely reshaped our world.  Self-quarantines, government mandated shutdowns, economic unrest, grocery store shelves wiped clean, people fighting over toilet paper and hand sanitizer... If we weren't living it, it…