Blog Category: Cultural Issues

I Can Do All Things

Nathan Busenitz | October 2, 2017

Originally posted on April 29, 2015 In today’s post, I would like to briefly consider one of the most well-known and often-quoted verses in the New Testament. In fact, it is one of the most popular verses in American evangelical culture today. It has been printed on posters and inspirational wall art. A quick internet […]

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

Today 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 Peculiar Glory of the Incarnation

Michael Riccardi | December 22, 2015

It is a joy to reserve this part of the year to remember and celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. This, of course, is what Christmas is about in the truest sense. Amid all the tinsel, the gingerbread cookies, and the trees and stockings and gift shopping, true Christians pause to […]

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 […]

God in the Manger

John MacArthur | December 16, 2015

What is the real meaning of Christmas? The answer may just surprise you. For many, Christmas is the time to think of Jesus Christ as a baby in a manger. While the birth of Christ is a special and miraculous event, it isn’t the primary focus. The central truth of the Christmas story is this: […]

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 […]

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