Blog Category: Cultural Issues

Wasted Words and Wasting Time

John MacArthur | August 5, 2015

Today’s article is a continuation from yesterday’s post, as Dr. MacArthur provides a pastoral perspective on how Christians can think discerningly about how to use social media. Every Careless Word The book of Proverbs tells us that, “He who spreads slander is a fool. When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who […]

Social Media and Digital Discernment

John MacArthur | August 4, 2015

* Editor’s note: This article was originally penned in 2010 for Pulpit magazine. Though written five years ago, it provides timely reminders for those who minister in a media-saturated society. Twenty-five years ago Neil Postman observed that television had become an American “necessity” and lamented its effects on society. He correctly described the culture of the 1980s as […]

We Will Not Bow

John MacArthur | July 27, 2015

Last Sunday night (July 19), Dr. MacArthur addressed the church’s response to an American society that is growing increasingly hostile to biblical morality and the truth of the gospel. Today’s post is adapted from part of that message. (The full message, in audio, video, and print form, can be found here.) This country talks a […]

A Call to Pray for Our Nation

TMS Staff | July 4, 2015

Paul’s instruction in 1 Timothy 2:1–8 is a needful reminder for believers in the United States, especially today as our nation celebrates its independence. 1 Timothy 2:1–8 — First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so […]

How Should Christians Respond to the Homosexual Movement?

John MacArthur | July 2, 2015

If you’ve been watching the headlines over the last couple years (and especially the last few days), you have undoubtedly noticed the incredible surge of interest in affirming homosexuality. Whether it’s at the heart of a religious scandal, political corruption, radical legislation, or the redefinition of marriage, homosexual interests have come to characterize America. That’s […]

Love, Truth, and Homosexual Marriage

John MacArthur | July 1, 2015

* Today’s post is continued from yesterday’s article: “Is Love All You Need?” If true love demands the courage to confront false love and its fruits, then homosexuality must be graciously yet firmly confronted for being exactly what it is—sin. Though homosexual advocates claim that their motivation is love, the Bible identifies all such attractions and passions […]

An Open Letter to TMS Alumni

John MacArthur | June 27, 2015

Dear Master’s Man, The highest court in the land has passed its judgment. The headlines proclaim that a slim majority of Supreme Court justices considers freedom of sexual orientation a right for all Americans. This exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already […]

A Biblical Response to Homosexuality

TMS Staff | June 26, 2015

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision today, here are six articles from The Master’s Seminary Journal that address the issue of homosexuality from a biblical perspective. 1. God’s Word on Homosexuality: The Truth about Sin and the Reality of Forgiveness Abstract: Through following a distorted meaning of “love,” some in the present day have condoned homosexual […]

Ministering in Baltimore: One Month after the Riots

George Lawson | May 26, 2015

In April, many of us in Baltimore watched in disbelief as riots broke out in our city. The tragic death of a young man, while in police custody, was the spark that set a community on fire – literally. And everyone was looking for answers. Protesters demanded answers. Many wanted to know what happened on […]

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