Blog Category: Cultural Issues

I Can Do All Things

Nathan Busenitz | October 2, 2017

By taking Philippians 4:13 out of context, many people have actually turned it on its head—making it mean the opposite of what it actually means. They have turned it into a slogan of personal empowerment. For many, this verse has been trivialized into a declaration of self-achievement, ambition, and accomplishment.

Clouds without Water

Michael Riccardi | July 21, 2016

For more than four decades, our seminary president has led the fight for the supremacy of the truth and of sound doctrine—not only within the walls of this institution, but also throughout the evangelical church at large. Surrounded by other defenders of biblical teaching, Pastor John has devoted his ministry to safeguarding the inerrancy of […]

Christian Colleges, Religious Liberty, and SB 1146

Nathan Busenitz | July 1, 2016

This post is an update to yesterday’s article, An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty. On June 30, a piece of proposed state legislation made its way to the California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary. The bill (SB 1146) has already passed in the state senate by a vote of 26–13. The next stop for the […]

An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty

TMS Staff | June 30, 2016

An important message from The Master’s College: Many of our alumni, students, parents and friends have been watching the current events surrounding the California Bill SB 1146. [For an overview of this bill, see here.] This is NOT just another piece of legislation; this is a critical issue that will directly affect the future of The […]

Did Jesus Never Address Homosexuality?

Michael Riccardi | April 18, 2016

I want to address a popular argument made by those who try to reconcile homosexuality with Christianity. The argument is that Jesus Himself never said a word about homosexuality. Those who make this argument grant that Paul condemned it as sinful (Rom 1:26–27; 1 Cor 6:9–10; 1 Tim 1:9–10). But the sentiment behind this objection is that Paul had corrupted the […]

White Lies and Santa Claus

Clint Archer | December 17, 2015

Is it ever a good idea for parents to mislead their children about Santa Claus by pretending that he’s real? I’m no Scrooge. I don’t object to draping tinsel, jetting off Christmas e-cards, or singing inane jingles about jingling bells. I trust that my family understands that the plastic conifer in our living room is not […]

What Would Jesus Do?

Nathan Busenitz | December 15, 2015

Reaching the peak of its popularity in the mid-1990s, the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” used to be the de facto slogan of mainstream American evangelicalism. (Remember the bracelets and wristbands?) And although its prevalence has declined in recent years, a quick internet search reveals that WWJD remains a popular motto. You can still find the […]

Starbucks, Christmas, and Christians

Nathan Busenitz | November 10, 2015

Facebook has been abuzz lately about angry reactions (particularly from a self-proclaimed evangelical named Joshua Feuerstein) to the new Starbucks holiday cup design. In case you’ve missed the controversy, in years past, Starbucks’ festive cups have featured vibrant images of reindeer, snowflakes, Christmas trees, and the like. But this year, the cup is just plain red. Watch Jamie […]

The Love You Don’t Need

John MacArthur | November 6, 2015

“All you need is love.” So said the Beatles. If they had been singing about God’s love, the statement would have a grain of truth in it. But what usually goes by the name love in popular culture is not authentic love at all; it is actually a deadly fraud. Far from being “all you […]

Christians and Halloween

Nathan Busenitz | October 30, 2015

As a church history professor, October 31st is one of my favorite holidays. That’s because it is Reformation Day; and this year will mark 498 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. Watch Jamie Jackson’s interview with Dr. Nathan Busenitz concerning how […]

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