As I celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I will not ignore the significant matters on which I disagree with my Catholic friends. But I will also rejoice in the fact that “the Lord wonderfully preserves” the cause of the Gospel in Catholicism—in a way, and to a degree, that John Calvin could not have imagined in the sixteenth century.
I began to understand that art dealing with the dark and messy aspects of life was not only allowable, but a gift. Maybe using art to bring light to the darkness is something God had intended all along.
To be a Christian and a Democrat hardly seems possible to some, but there is more than the “one issue” of abortion to being a Democrat.
Both Abraham Kuyper and Pope Francis insist that even though the poor are no better than the rich in God’s eyes, Jesus, as Kuyper puts it, “invariably took sides against those who were powerful and living in luxury, and for the poor and oppressed.” How then shall we respond as Christians?
There are a lot of term about “Reformed” and “Calvinism” used interchangeably. What do they all mean?
This is the idea that different parts of creation have legitimately different rules, tasks, and duties, given them by God for the proper functioning of the world.