An Abbreviated God

You know that ol' Yiddish proverb that goes something like this. . ."A half-truth is a whole lie"? Have you noticed that when many Christians talk about God they only talk about how loving, compassionate and merciful He is? Have you also noticed that many of those same Christians have trouble understanding many unsettling Old […]

Reading and Leading: A Further Look

Recently, Fortifying the Kingdom posted a page on the website of basic essential Christian reading.  The list of literature is obviously not exhaustive but, rather, what we considered bare minimum essentials for laying the foundation for a robust Christian worldview.  There are many more necessary components for building upon and utilizing such a worldview. On […]

Pop-Christianity: Challenging the Authority of Christ

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, it was almost universally accepted that Christianity was expected to shape and reform all elements of society (including government). Prior to 21st century America, the historical norm has been Church involvement in all levels of society. Roman Catholicism, the role that ministers played in encouraging […]

Made in The Image of God

God’s word teaches us that we are created beings. The Genesis account of creation makes it clear that Humanity was specifically and purposefully made by our Creator (“let Us make”), and that we were set apart from the rest of creation as “very good.” This fact alone should fill us with a sense of reverence […]

Christianity and Government: By Which Standard?

Government in America is changing, a fact that is readily apparent by the shenanigans in which the federal government is routinely involved. As Americans become increasingly disenchanted with the godless enactments of state and federal governments, they naturally seek to hold their leaders accountable to a higher court of appeal. Unfortunately Americans have difficulty figuring […]

Does Christianity Make Us Weak?

Watch this video: And read our King’s response: Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Psalm 119:28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in […]

The Inspiration of Scripture

The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Church today. Contemporary Bible scholarship, influenced by humanist thought, has abandoned an Orthodox view of Scripture and is instead openly critical, and even hostile, towards true Christian faith. Humanism, Enlightenment thought, and Historical Criticism have all worked to slowly erode a high and reverent view of Scripture.

Christianity and Government: Jesus is King

Christians tend to be very opinionated about the laws their government creates (as we should be). Modern Christians have placed themselves into the unfortunate position of not being subject to God, and this has created a problem for them. While there are many laws that they can point to and say, “that’s a bad law, […]

Marijuana Laws: Discussing God’s Charter for Government

I should state at the outset that this article is NOT a discussion about whether or not God sanctions the use of Marijuana. This article seeks to use the issue of Marijuana as a tool for discussing the role and scope of civil government according to God’s directions in Scripture. Lately there have been rumblings within […]

Reacting vs. Teaching

Monica Jacobson connecting the dots between self-conscious child training and functional, productive adulthood: “My parents spent a lot of effort trying to make sure their kids didn’t act like brats. I always assumed that meant that we behaved civilly to people and didn’t throw temper tantrums. Very often. It seemed a very sensible arrangement, and […]