We have asked this question before. When it comes to issues considered too political, why are many pastors and church leaders reluctant to speak out against the many “hot button” issues of our day? The answer is often deafening silence. There is a growing sense however, that it may be not necessarily be due to a lack of courage or conviction. How long can this paradox continue? Perhaps now, a taste of what tyranny is actually like may just inspire the “Angels of the Church” to rethink their position on refraining from bold condemnation of the most greivous of today’s cultural issues. We are asking for you to reply – to make the effort to find your footing and stand in the gap, and declare your willingness to preach the word in season and out. (2 Timothy 4:2) Go here.
Are We Seeing an Escalation of Government Over-reach?
For clear-thinking people, there should be little doubt that over-zealous political leaders and elected officials may be using the novel Coronavirus pandemic crisis with finding ways to force churches to adhere to rules and regulations unfairly.
While most of us have accepted that only essential services should remain operational during this crisis, (although we are coming to doubt how long this situation can last much longer without great economic harm) almost no one seriously entertained the notion that holding Easter services would have been a good idea considering the extraordinary rate of transmission being reported for the virus at that time. But Easter Sunday has come and gone, and there is concern that even by strictly following official guidelines by some church pastors, government agencies and officials are ready to engage in draconian reactions to holding even drive-up services for church gatherings anytime soon. (Read more)
Inspired Pastor Delivers Prayer and Courageous Call for Repentence From Leftist Delegates
By Dale Carpenter
On Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, Reverend Dr. Robert M. Grant, Jr (Senior Pastor, The Father’s Way Church – Warrenton) opened the Virginia House of Delegates legislative session with one of the most inspiring and convicting prayers that has ever been offered to an assembly of legislators. It took all members present totally by surprise. For the full post, go here. You can watch the prayer its entirety here: Prayer
Commemoration Ceremony Honors Peter Muhlenberg, the ‘Fighting Parson” from Woodstock
Citizens gathered in Woodstock at the old court house to honor Peter Muhlenberg at on Saturday, January 18. The Rev. Muhlenberg’s immortal sermon will be remembered which he delivered in Emmanuel Church, in January 21, 1776. The ceremony was on the spot where 300 local residents assembled to march to war for American Independence. Read more here.
SCA Book Review: by Jeff Toler
The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties
A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House. Read more here.
Free Bible and The Constitution Course
The achievement of Christian self-government with union is one of the most exciting and miraculous stories of history. This is our story. God brought together 13 extremely diverse colonies into a permanent union, the first Christian Constitutional Republic; the freest nation based on the principles of His Word since the nation of Israel.
This is a great presentation by The Foundation for American Christian Education of the “inseparability” of the Bible from our Constitution and is appropriate for all ages – middle school and beyond. To register, go here.
Christianity and Politics in an Age of Upheaval
“I think if you come to Washington DC, and you walk up to the Lincoln Monument, and you look to your right, and you see the second inaugural address described in marble there on the lawn, you see that beautiful last one of the sentences in it about fervently praying and hoping that we would ‘achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.’ What a beautiful phrase: ‘achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations’. Well friends, where do we first achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations? Where is it, that is to say, we will beat our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks? Well, the local church. That’s where it should begin anyhow. Yeah, I love Augustine in that regard, and in many ways, that’s what I think. If we’re to get wonky for a second, we need to bring a little bit more ‘Augustinianism’ into our understanding of the American experiment.” Jonathon Leeman
This is the kind of lucid, deeply thoughtful, and thought provoking prescription that Christians of all denominations ought to be carefully considering. We live among the denizens of an extraordinarily divided populace, who include extremists of every kind, provocateurs, alarmists, liars, and angry, oh so angry people. We live in time of great upheaval. So what other mediating agency other than the Church can bring peace and principled understanding? Read and hear this remarkable conversation with Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Seminary, and Jonathon Leeman of Cheverly Baptist Church, and Editorial Director for 9Marks.org as presented on “Thinking in Public,” a feature of albertmohler.com
Remarks by President Trump to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Religious Freedom
“Like those who met us before, our time is one of great contests, high stakes, and clear choices. The essential divide that runs all around the world and throughout history is once again thrown into stark relief. It is the divide between those whose thirst for control deludes them into thinking they are destined to rule over others and those people and nations who want only to rule themselves.” President Donald J. Trump
For complete transcript of the speech, go here.
At Notre Dame, Attorney General William Barr Denounces the Tyranny that is Progressivism
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks to the Law School and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, October 11, 2019. Watch full speech here.
To gain a better understanding why some leftist leaders in Congress are calling for Barr to resign, and why they are so indignant about his decision to not prosecute General Flynn, this speech may deliver some insight. View the entire speech here.
The month before, President Donald Trump shook up the globalists and elitists who have been persecuting people of faith before an audience at the UN General Assembly. His remarks revealed a temperment from this administration regarding religeous freedom few presidents before him have so openly declared. As expected, his detractors pounced on the opportunity he gave them to mock and ridicule his speech. And now, just two weeks ago, we saw and heard one the most elequent and precise denunciations of the effects of a near unbridled run of leftist/progressive dominance in our culture, our institutions and our lawmakers. Barr details the brilliance of our Founding Fathers in what they gave America, and by extension, the entire world calling it, “This quantum leap in liberty [that] has been the mainspring of unprecedented human progress.”
For a condensed transcript of the speech, go here to read the prepared remarks for delivery released by the Department of Justice.
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