Archive for December 2017

Gender Dysphoria and Teenage Vulnerability

Dec 9th, 2017 | By

Gender Dysphoria is generally explained as distress caused by a mismatch between felt and perceived gender identity—between the sex on the birth certificate and how one feels. The Williams Institute, a Los Angeles think-tank, estimates that 1.4 million Americans (0.06% of those aged 16-65) are transgender. According to The Economist, “young people say that gender matters less than it used to, which sits oddly with the spreading belief that gender dysphoria can be severe enough to justify the upheaval and risks of transitioning.” Furthermore, “gender identity” in 2017 has come to mean how people feel or present themselves, as distinct from biological sex or sexual orientation.



1 Peter 4:1-7

Dec 8th, 2017 | By

Peter reminds us that as Christians, we have a new position in Christ; we are to die to our old life & be conformed to the image of Jesus, as we line up our minds & will with that of God.



1 Peter 3:17-22

Dec 6th, 2017 | By

Peter teaches that as we suffer & go through difficult times, remember Christ’s suffering: It was for us & accomplished our redemption. It completed His work, as we identify with Him in His death, burial, & resurrection.



Evangelical Politics and the Loss of Moral Authority

Dec 2nd, 2017 | By

The clear teaching of the Bible is that all humans are sinners and in need of God’s grace. Historically in the United States, evangelical Christians have agreed with these propositions and have faithfully proclaimed the Gospel. Consistently, evangelicals have been known as people who oppose “worldliness,” the tendency to adopt and condone the world’s assumptions and its worldview. By its nature, the Gospel is countercultural and evangelicals have adopted that lifestyle and perspective. But as evangelical Christian, William S. Brewbaker III, law professor at the University of Alabama, has so eloquently concluded, “Today’s evangelicals have mostly abandoned those limitations, but we seem especially blind to other kinds of worldliness. Evangelical politicians fall prey to the allure of money, sex and power at the same rates as just about everyone else . . .”