12 Nov 2018

TCW Minute: Christ’s Message to the Church (Week of Nov. 12, 2018)

2018-11-13T10:52:56+00:00 Nov 12, 2018|

What is Jesus’ message to His church today?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

In the opening chapters of Revelation, Jesus gives messages to seven historic churches in Asia Minor.

Two of the seven received commendations for their faithfulness while five were warned to repent of their errant ways or face the consequences.

The church today would do well to heed Christ’s commands to these churches: to cling to sound doctrine, to be full […]

15 Oct 2018

TCW Minute: What Is Speech Act Theory? (Week of Oct. 15, 2018)

2018-10-16T21:32:30+00:00 Oct 15, 2018|

What is Speech Act theory?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The stated purpose of the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel is to clarify the doctrines of God’s Word with regard to race, gender, and sexuality.

When asked about the Statement, one highly regarded pastor referenced Speech Act theory saying, “You can’t just analyze words by what they say, you also have to analyze words by what they do…What it’s […]

13 Oct 2018

TOPIC: Tim Keller and Speech Act Theory

2018-10-13T19:46:01+00:00 Oct 13, 2018|

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.  Colossians 2:8

The reason the framers of The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel wrote the document is spelled out in its Introduction: “We are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race […]

21 Sep 2018

TCW Minute: Social Justice is a Gospel Issue? (Week of Sept. 17, 2018)

2018-09-21T21:48:13+00:00 Sep 21, 2018|

Social justice is a gospel issue?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

That statement—“Social justice is a gospel issue”—has become the rallying call of many evangelicals, as in Christians must work to end perceived oppression.  But is that biblically supportable?

Well, what did Jesus say and do?  Did He work to end the structures of racism, sexism, and the myriad of other injustices of His day?  The answer is no.  He preached the […]

15 Sep 2018

TOPIC: Why The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel?

2018-09-15T14:08:05+00:00 Sep 15, 2018|

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8

“Social justice is a gospel issue.”  If you’ve heard this said once recently, you’ve likely heard it dozens of times.

This phrase has become the rallying cry of prominent evangelical leaders, many of which are under 50, who believe that Christians and the […]

21 Jul 2018

TOPIC: How Woke Cultural Marxism Progresses to the Goal of Overthrowing Christian America

2018-07-22T21:51:55+00:00 Jul 21, 2018|

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 1 Corinthians 2:12

Last weekend, we discussed the “Woke Movement” that […]