Archive for January 2018

Liberty, Global Stability and Nationalism

Jan 20th, 2018 | By

The 20th century witnessed two World Wars, the Holocaust and the rise of atheistic communism. That century changed the role of the United States in world affairs. Since the administration of George Washington, the US largely followed the doctrine of isolationism, which was forcefully articulated in the 1823 Monroe Doctrine. But it was Woodrow Wilson’s decision to enter World War I and his subsequent 14 Points, which championed the principle of national self-determination and set the agenda for the 1919 Versailles Treaty, which challenged this isolationism. The US was going to “make the world safe for democracy.”



1 Peter 5:1-7

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

Peter gives particular directions, first to the elders, how to behave themselves towards their flock; then to the younger, to be obedient and humble, & to cast their care upon God.



Democracy and Christianity: Common Ground?

Jan 13th, 2018 | By

History demonstrates that a democracy is very fragile and the American democratic-republic is no exception. As we begin 2018, it is important to remember several salient facts about the American experiment. In a non-ideological way, I believe the case can be made that the American experiment is unique and exceptional, both in terms of its origin and its development.



What Does It Mean to Be a Man? The Danger of Pornography

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

As we begin 2018, I believe it is appropriate to give focus to a critical cultural issue that is destroying men, marriages and contributing in no small way to the denigration of women and children in our society. Several years ago, a local church in Omaha, Nebraska, where I live, asked me to do a presentation on pornography. I called the presentation “Pornography: Adultery of the Heart.” I believe that the pornography crisis in our country has much more to do with what it means to be a man than simply an issue of lust and gross immorality. It is a result of the disastrous lies that our culture promotes about manhood. Joe Ehrmann has summarized those three lies:



1 Peter 4:10-13

Jan 5th, 2018 | By

Dr. Eckman discusses Spiritual Gifts, and Trials vs Temptation, as Peter’s writes about Living for God, and Suffering for being a Christian.



1 Peter 4:7-10

Jan 4th, 2018 | By

Peter builds on his message of Living for God: As Christians, we need to live by the principle that future promises should determine present behavior.