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Idolatry: Not Thinking Rightly about God—A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

A. W. Tozer served thirty-one years as the pastor of Chicago’s Southside Gospel Tabernacle (1928-1959), edited a Christian magazine, and was a prolific writer. Discerning the lack of true spiritual vitality within the Church of his day, Tozer dedicated his life’s work to calling the Church back to a radical obedience to Christ. Termed by …

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Is the Defeat of DOMA Really “Settled Law”?

In 2011, President Obama called the Defense of Marriage Act “unconstitutional” and said his administration would stop enforcing it.1 Now, the Supreme Court has followed suit, declaring the act constitutionally flawed. One delighted citizen tweeted, “I’m not a legal expert but I think this ruling officially makes [lesbian] Ellen [DeGeneres] our new ruler.”2 Perhaps not …

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The Security of Stained Glass—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

From a Birmingham jail in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. penned his now famous response to the liberal clergymen who opposed his methods for fighting racial discrimination.1 Among his many disappointments, one stood out above all others. In the face of manifest ungodliness, the Church had been silent. King was painfully aware that when the …

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“An Elemental Moral Code”—Hugh Heclo

Hugh Heclo, a professor of political science at George Mason University, argued at Harvard University in March 2006 that American democracy depends upon Christianity. Politically, morally, and socially, the doctrines of the Christian faith nurtured democracy. While many grant that religion in general is an important cultural foundation, Heclo asserted that Christianity specifically is a …

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A Theology of Work—Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823-1886)

Archibald Alexander Hodge was a leading Presbyterian theologian and denominational statesman in the nineteenth century. The son of Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge carried forward his father’s legacy in his role as a professor at Princeton Seminary and a trustee at Princeton College. As the industrial revolution was changing the nature of America’s economy, A. …

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Scripture “Constitutes” a Proper Worldview—Albert M. Wolters (1942 – )

Albert M. Wolters is the current professor of religion and theology and classical studies at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. While teaching philosophy at the Institute of Christian Studies in Toronto in 1985, he compiled a collection of his lectures and published them under the title Creation Regained. In this book, Wolters proclaims that …

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