Sexual Sin

Recently my school district has been embroiled in a battle over restroom usage. I know, who in this country hasn't been? However, the good news is we won! Just a couple of days ago the school board voted 5-4 in favor of biology. In other words, biology will be the determining factor with regard to...
In commenting on the Samaritans our beloved brother, John Calvin, made a penetrating observation about the nature of religious pride. His comments are a particular help in answering the question, How now shall the church live when boundaries of public life, at a time more pluralistically welcoming...
God’s redeemed covenant people have a long and sad history of failing to communicate in word and deed God’s saving truth despite being the merciful recipients of it. Among other things, it reveals that the sins that we so easily identify and criticize in others are actually in our lives; they...
In this age when Christians find themselves on the “wrong” side of the arc of history, especially on the losing side of legal disputes, the questions quite naturally arise, what exactly is our relation to the laws of our land and to the promulgators and enforcers of those laws, the state? These are...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Rev. Chad Vegas. Chad is the founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bakersfield, CA. After completing his MA in Theology at Talbot, and being the high school pastor at RiverLakes Community Church, Chad was called to...
Over the last several years, some in the church have argued that a person may be oriented toward homosexuality but not act on the inclination or tendency. That may or may not be the case. However, the burden of this article is not that. In this article, I will demonstrate that to claim that...
The surging waves of the sexual revolution continue to crash on the shores of our culture and threaten to wash the Christian church, supporting institutions, and believing individuals and their families out to sea. This is not really new. While scholars often point to the 50s and especially the 60s...
The 17 th century minister and Scotsman, Alexander Nisbet said, “the most dangerous heretics have many followers; every error they introduce turns out to be a friend to some lust in the heart of man.” Case in point: Several years ago, a friend of mine discovered his pastor had committed adultery...
This week on Theology on the Go, our host, Dr. Jonathan Master is joined by Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. Dr. Butterfield is a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, converted to Christ in 1999 in what she describes as a train wreck. Her memoir The...
While fast asleep in my office yesterday, I was rudely awakened by the advent of Steve Nichols and son (who then raided my chocolate bowl; he needs to know there's no such thing as a free lunch.....). Steve handed me a copy of his latest (when it comes to writing, is he man or machine???), the long...