Blog Posts by Richard D. Phillips

Should Christians Roar? 5 Questions about the Clemson "WeRoar" Prayer Protest

Article by   September 2016
Last Friday, September 2, 2016, a group of students at Clemson University gathered to protest the suppression of free speech by campus officials. Christian evangelist Robbie Roberts had been removed from campus for sitting in a chair with a small... continue

The World's True Hope

Article by   July 2016
Americans have come to one of the more exciting portions of the quadrennial election cycle in the national conventions of the two main parties. This invariably means non-stop media attention, partisan revelry, messianic symbolism, and the occasional significant speech. Without... continue

2016 PCA General Assembly: Moving Forward Together

Article by   June 2016
Having read a number of assessments of the 44th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), it occurs to me that one's perspective, as usual, has a shaping effect on one's view.  My own perspective arises largely from having... continue

A Survey of Male-Only Ordination in Key New Testament Texts

Article by   June 2016
There can be little doubt that in years to come, when historians look back on our generation, the challenge of cultural pressure on the church will loom large. First, the theory of evolution challenged the Christian doctrine of God as... continue

What Should Christians Think about Cremation?

Article by   May 2016
Over recent years, I have noticed that more and more Christians are opting for the cremation of their bodies after death. The primary reason for this seems to be financial, as cremation is considerably more affordable than the pricey cost... continue

4 Approaches to a Balanced Complementarianism

Article by   May 2016
I have been following the concerns raised over at the Mortification of Spin with respect to imbalances in the practice and teaching of biblical complementarianism (I think particularly of some of Aimee Byrd's posts - here and here).  I have long... continue

Bringing Our Children to Jesus

Article by   May 2016
One of the most important things we will do at Second Presbyterian Church is disciple our children to a living, personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We live in a society that assumes that when children grow up they... continue
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