Has the Collapse Begun?

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By Pastor Neil Stewart of the Christ Covenant Church, Greensboro, NC

If the fabric of the American experiment isn’t actually torn, it is certainly looking a bit frayed around the edges: George Floyd’s thuggish murder at the hands of police officers, rioters and looters running amok around the White House, all while elected officials engage in endless hand-wringing, virtue-signaling, blame-shifting, name-calling, self-protecting, base-pandering blah, blah, blah.

To any sane observer, however, the problem with America is obvious, and it’s not inequality, it’s not racism, and it’s not white privilege. It’s not the poor, and it’s not Wall Street fat cats. It’s not white supremacists, and it’s not Antifa. These are the symptoms, but the real disease runs much, much deeper. The real problem with America is the problem of US, its own citizenry, the building blocks of the American experiment have begun to crumble. What’s more, the ideas, the constitutional glue which once held us all together has dried up and has begun to crack.  It no longer provides the cohesive force to bring e pluribus unum. We have sown to the wind and now we must reap the whirlwind. I fear that it’s more than just our cities that are ablaze this week; the Republic itself is burning.

Precisely, what has gone wrong?

First, it seems to me, we have sown to the winds of secularism only to reap the whirlwind of godlessness.

What is secularism, but the idea that life in the public square can (and perhaps even should) be lived without God. It is to believe that a nation can rip God out of the heart of its civic discourse and continue on, business as usual, without suffering any real loss in terms of the good, the beautiful, and the true.

Having witnessed the mad terror of the French Revolution, we really ought to know better. Godlessness in principle always leads to godlessness in practice. Once, Americans were free for religion. Now, by a hellish sleight of hand, many proudly proclaim their freedom from religion.

With this one move, the secularists have swept our Constitution off its theological foundation and have disconnected all our rights from their heavenly origin. Rhetorically, it’s checkmate; the conservatives just haven’t realized it yet. In a secular world, the Preamble to our Constitution no longer makes any sense. How can we claim an inalienable right to privileges endowed by a Creator whom few believe in anymore?

David sums up my concerns most clearly when he said, “The wicked strut about on every side When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.” (Psalm 12:8, NASB)

Second, we have sown to the winds of relativism only to reap the whirlwind of meaninglessness.

Relativism is the idea that nothing is really true – at least, not at all times, in all places, and for all people. Instead of truth, all we have now are social constructs and power plays. Social constructs are the words and rules humans use to play the game of life. In a secular world, we make these mores up for ourselves. And while, they have no higher, transcendent authority of their own, they are useful ploys in the games people play. Games in which the strong abuse their position to oppress the weak. What’s more, with no more meaning than table manners, such rules can be changed at will, and no one can make us stop, at least no one to whom we must listen.

We cannot deny, relativism certainly has its upside. As Aldous Huxley once remarked, ‘I have reasons for not wanting the world to have meaning. And those reasons are mostly sexual and political.’ But there is also a downside: The same logic that renders sin meaningless also renders life meaningless, evacuating our choices of meaning, dignity, and purpose, not to mention the identity and responsibility of the person making them.

Without God and His authorial perspective on human life, what are we? Risen apes? Mud that thinks? Biochemical machines? A mysteriously conscious soup of random chemicals? But how can meaningful reason arise from random chemical reactions? And besides, who really cares what fizzing chemicals think about anything?

Former generations answered these deeper questions of identity, meaning, and purpose by looking up to the Creator, and in so doing, learned to see nature properly, alive with His glory. By contrast, the relativist only knows how to look down to a “nature red in tooth and claw”–a landscape, as barren as it is cruel, where might is right and only the strong survive. As William Murray once observed, “Humanism or atheism is a wonderful philosophy of life as long as you are big, strong, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. But watch out if you are in a lifeboat and there are others who are younger, bigger, or smarter.”

If the meaning of life really is no more complicated than survival, how can such a worldview ever hope to lay a foundation strong enough to condemn racism, police brutality, and murder? Are these things not to be expected in such a vicious world? Not only is secularism devoid of any coherent answers to such questions, it is also awash with contradictions. While it rightly and instinctively knows enough to condemn the murder of Mr. Floyd, it can find neither the language nor the will to condemn the cruelest of all euphemisms: Planned Parenthood (which is alone responsible for the death of over 13 million black and brown Americans. Let that number sink in: There are around 40 million African Americans living in America. We have killed 13 million in our abortion mills. Don’t these black lives matter?). On top of this, the secular Left also remains uncomfortably silent when police officers are butchered in the mayhem of a riot. Has it no foundation for acknowledging the value of every human life?

I cannot write these words without thinking of Steve Turner’s blunt postscript, to his satirical Creed of the Atheist, “If chance be the Father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky, and when you hear . . . State of Emergency! Sniper Kills Ten! Troops on Rampage. Bomb Blasts School . . . , it is but the sound of man worshipping his maker!”

In such a world, I suppose we should not be surprised by riots. The real shock is that they don’t happen much more often.


Third, we have sown to the winds of equality and liberty only to reap the whirlwinds of anarchy, misery, and bondage.

EgalitéLibertéFraternité have always been the watchwords of leftist liberalism. The only virtue one needs to join this merry band is tolerance.

At first glance, these words sound almost Christian, and they are. Leftist politics has always been the bastard stepchild of liberal theology. The latter grants society freedom from God (the real God who reveals Himself), and the former grants us freedom to deconstruct words that He Himself defines.

So for the Leftist, egalité mandates equality of outcome. Gone must be any and all oppressive class distinctions separating rich/poor, owner/employee, haves/have-nots, citizen/illegal immigrant, et cetera. It’s the every child gets a government-funded-trophy mindset writ large over a culture.

Liberté represents the gospel of personal autonomy and the freedom to cast off any and all oppressive authority.

Fraternité means the brotherhood of those willing to go along with the new rules of the game. These and only these will be tolerated. The Leftist’s motto back in 1789 might have been crude, but it was to the point: “We will strangle the last king with the guts of the last priest.” And when they ran out of guts, they wheeled in the guillotine. We have our own guillotines for dealing with system-buckers. The decapitation levied is financial, not literal, but the effects are just the same.

To understand the way Leftist’s view the world, you have to realize that they view everything through the lens of oppression. To the Leftist, those who cause oppression are villains, and those who react against it are heroes. Such logic appeals to us all. Think of Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot. We all understand his blood lust for revenge. At times its excesses trouble us, but we don’t condemn his rage. Most of the time, if we are honest, we revel in it.

The Leftist has a similar ax to ground with his country. By his reading, America is a story of oppression, not liberty, and she is not the hero but the villain. If I can play with the opening lines of A Patriot’s History of the United States, “Is America’s past a tale of racism, sexism, and bigotry? Is it the story of the conquest and rape of a continent? Is U.S. history of white slave owners who perverted the electoral process for their own interests? Did America start with Columbus’ killing all the Indians, leap to Jim Crow laws and Rockefeller crushing the workers, then finally save itself with Franklin Roosevelts’ New Deal?” From the Leftist’s understanding, the answers to all these questions are yes, yes, yes, and YES!

Do you see now, why Leftists struggle to condemn the looting and burning of businesses and even the murdering of police officers by rioters? The rioters are the heroes in their story. America’s police are the villains–not as individuals, to be sure, but as an entity, they are (we are told) shot through with endemic and institutional racism. Thus the hatred for the phrase, “All lives matter!” From the Leftist’s perspective, they most definitely do not: The lives of the oppressed weigh far more in the balance than do their oppressors!

How should the Church respond to this kind of thinking? Isn’t God the bondage breaker, the friend of the alien and the stranger, the One who sets the captives free?

We should, in the first place, unreservedly condemn the evil of racism and the wickedness of slavery as an institution. This was a terrible blindspot in the eyes of many of our Presbyterian (and Founding) fathers and it has brought a great reproach on the Church. We must never tire of saying this unequivocally.

Second, we should also affirm the unity of the Human Race. We are all sons of Adam, lost and undone by his choice, born under the wrath and curse of God, and yet equal partakers of the image of our Creator. We are also all the same color–the color of melanin. Some of us just have less of it than others. The idea of black, brown, white, and yellow races, etc., is the real social construct, and we must not relinquish its definition to the world. This is Voddie Bauchaum’s point and I steal it shamelessly, but with credit.

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Voddie Baucham | the concept of race is not biblical | We are one race
This clip was taken from a sermon by Voddie Baucham in Truth Matters Conference in October 2019 at the Grace Community Church.

Third, we should also pray earnestly for brown and black America. Too many of our fellow countrymen and women are trapped in crime-riddled, drug-infested neighborhoods, single-parent homes, with poor schooling, and have little obvious opportunity to escape. Even when they try, many of their brothers accuse them of acting “white” and of betraying their black heritage. To compound their pain, they often do receive disproportionate attention from Law Enforcement Officers. During the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Roman Catholic members of my own extended family faced similar treatment at the hands of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (the largely Protestant police force back in my homeland). I know well how painful and disorientating it can be when the police seem to be your enemy. As God gives us the opportunity, we should lean in hard to befriend and support our black and brown brothers. Pray in particular, that God will raise up godly mentors for the many young, black men who struggle to find their way in fatherless homes without tangible, credible role models to follow.

Fourth, I think the Church needs tremendous wisdom before she buys into the whole notion of “White Guilt,” “White Privilege,” and “Institutional Racism.” The fall touches every culture in different ways. The same holds true for the gospel. God is not an equal opportunity Creator. Some men are more privileged, enjoy greater gifts and talents, and experience the kind hand of providence prospering their efforts more than others do. This principle knows no racial bounds. God’s glory glows through the noblest parts of Black and White America and in different ways. We each, too, have our own ways of radiating the selfishness of Adam’s choice. We are all, furthermore, subject to the reaping and the sowing logic of life. As I tell my own children, “Be Careful: You make your choices and then they return the favor. You become what you repeatedly choose to do.”

With that in mind, there is simply no life to be found in endless rounds of blame-shifting, complaining and grumbling. By contrast, many a man has arisen Phoenix-like from the fires of affliction–they don’t have to lead to the gutter. In the Biblical account, Joseph faced disadvantage and betrayal at every turn, but he escaped bitterness by turning to God and the truth, “My brothers meant it for evil, but God meant it for good!” My black and brown brothers would be better served by messages inspiring them with this kind of ideology. Instead, too many politicians and pastors prefer to shackle their souls to bitterness with, what Churchill called,  “A philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” This only feeds the endemic angst and despair, which I believe, poses a much greater danger to the culture of black and brown America than any injustice they might face from racists. Is not the grace of God able to make us all more than conquerors through Him who loved us? Or is this just a promise for White and Black Americans who have already risen to the top of life’s heap?

In the final analysis, there is a pathway to true liberty, equality, and fraternity, but it is only found in Christ. Outside of Him, there is only bondage, misery, and division. More than anything, this is what terrifies me for our nation. Listening to the rhetoric coming from both the far Left and far Right of our country, I am hearing a lot more of the murderous and bitter resentment that stained the darkest days of the French Revolution, and not so much of the light and liberty that marked our own war against oppression in 1776. May God have mercy on us all.

For the church, I close with words from Al Mohler’s new book, The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church, in which he writes,

“Christians must not only confront this storm with the gospel of Jesus Christ, we must do so with full faith. Our hope does not rest with temporal political victory though it understands the importance of politics; it rests in the One who sits at the right hand of the throne of God; it rests with the One through whom all things were created. Our faith is in the One who was nailed to the cross, rose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and established His unchallenged rule over the cosmos. Death is defeated, and the head of the serpent crushed. The attempt of secularism to usurp the rule of the Son of God amounts to the height of human folly.  Nothing will prevail over our God. Nothing can withstand the power of the gospel.” Amen. 

Whatever our political persuasion, in this, I trust, we can all agree

In The News

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From Riots to Repentance

They were the biggest gatherings, by far, but in Washington, D.C., where one reporter said it “felt as if the entire city had emptied into downtown,” the atmosphere felt different. Calmer. Despite the steady stream of crowds outside the White House, there were some signs of summer nights from simpler times. By dusk, there were ice cream trucks and little children playing on the grass. Strollers were parked outside restaurants where families were eating under umbrellas. In some places, people held hands and danced to street musicians — a far cry from the sounds of sirens and shattered glass the weekend before…

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Born-Alive Abortion Survivors: Just the Facts

On the 46th memorial of Roe v. Wade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act which repealed legal protections for infants who survive abortion. The celebration of this law in New York City, followed by comments by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam which seemed to endorse infanticide has launched the question of born-alive abortion survivors into the conscience of America.

Congress and state legislatures across the country have responded to these radical positions by putting forth legislation to protect infants who survive abortion. However, Democrat politicians have blocked efforts in Congress and in state legislatures to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act…

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Chinese Churches Can Reopen… If They Preach Party Doctrine

While coronavirus restrictions may be lifting for state-approved churches in China, many find themselves facing an even more dangerous situation — being told what to teach by an officially atheist authoritarian regime.

Catholic churches in the Chinese province of Zhejiang have been told by the state-affiliated Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association that Mass may resume this month provided churches preach “patriotism.” This instruction is deeply problematic. To the Chinese Communist Party, “patriotism” means pledging your loyalty to the Party, which is increasingly hostile to religion under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping…

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Dr. Mohler on the Riots, the Church, and America’s Greatest Threat

Dr. Albert Mohler couldn’t have predicted when he started his book that the title would be so tragically appropriate. The storm is most certainly here — in the unrest of one man’s death and the uncertainty from 110,000 more. Most people, Dr. Mohler insists, have no idea about the deepest challenge we face. What is it — and what can we do about it? Find out in his interview on “Washington…

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The Non-Essential Church?

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The Non-Essential Church?

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Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Pt. 5

JOHN STONESTREET

  • Note Bold and Italics emphasis through out is from me. 

Crises reveal much about us as individuals: our courage, our faith, our resiliency. They also reveal much about the health and strength of a community, a society, even a nation. Like that gold star or little yellow arrow on the map at the mall, certain moments in a crisis tell us, “You are here.”

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked during a press briefing why the coronavirus infection rate was slowing in his state. Governor Cuomo said: “The number is down because we brought the number down. God did not do that. Faith did not do that. Destiny did not do that. A lot of pain and suffering did that.” To be clear, he wasn’t asked about God or prayer, he just said it. This was a “you are here” moment for us.

After all, acknowledging God and providence has been a common theme throughout our nation’s history, whether through declaring solemn days of prayer and fasting in the midst of a crisis or a day of thanksgiving after. Today, it’s more common for officials to just ignore God and any role He might play in our world.

But there’s a world of difference between leaving God unmentioned and outright denying He deserves any credit at all for anything, from miraculous intervention to strengthening medical professionals to acknowledging He gave some the minds to develop therapies and technologies.

Even more telling, other than a few atheist “amens,” Governor Cuomo’s comments didn’t even make much of a stir. It’s almost as if his words were the culmination of the last few years, where the “don’t offer us prayers and thoughts, just do something” response to other tragedies moved from Twitter to media personalities to elected officials.

Cuomo’s comments, even more than any  we might see, reveal that a certain kind of secularism is now firmly embedded in our culture. To be clear, this isn’t the kind of secularism that takes Christianity and its claims about truth and morality head on, but the kind that dismisses and relegates them as personal, private commitments, irrelevant to public life and maybe even in the way. Despite being Catholic, the Governor seems to believe we live in a world where, at the end of the day, it’s our efforts, our knowledge, and our will that will see us through this and any future pandemics.

Though President Trump recently declared a “National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus,” it’s clear that, as a people, we don’t take seriously God’s place in this world anymore, beyond being a source of personal encouragement and maybe inspiration. We are no longer the kind of people who really turn to God in times of trouble.

The growing conflict between churches and local governments only confirms this analysis. I’m thinking, for instance, of the people ticketed and fined for attending a drive-in church service, while fully complying with social distancing guidelines, listening to the sermon on radio in the church parking lot with windows rolled up. And this was in Mississippi.

Apparently, the mayor, like so many other officials we are hearing about, had signed an order deeming churches “non-essential.” Though he reversed course (thanks to the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Justice Department, and public backlash), the larger point is that the church has long been relegated to the category of “non-essential” for so much of our lives as Americans, well before COVID-19. What else can explain the fact that in most states and according to many judges, abortion is an essential service, but worship is not?

Long gone are the “Little House on the Prairie” days, where churches were central to life in American communities, when school, community meetings, festivals, and local governments all happened at the church; where sermons were printed in newspapers and pastors were community leaders.

How churches became non-essential in our cultural imagination is quite a long story, but the primary fault is our own. If we think and talk of our faith as if its grounded in personal experience only instead of universal truths about the world, if Christianity is described within our own walls as an alternative self-help therapy, then we haven’t done such a great job catechizing our own people as to why Church is “essential.”

C.S. Lewis pointed out that people shouldn’t become Christians to be happy, since a good bottle of port can do that. In the same way, Christians shouldn’t go to church if there’s nothing there that they can’t get online, or in a fun reading club, or on a TED Talk, or at an AA meeting. In other words, if the Church is already non-essential to Christians, a pandemic is more than enough to make it official.


Resources:

We Can Only “Imagine” a Utopia: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Pt. 1

John Stonestreet | BreakPoint | March 23, 2020

Deciding Who Gets Treated and Who Doesn’t: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Pt. 2

John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera | BreakPoint | March 25, 2020

Gender Transition Surgeries in a Global Crisis: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Pt. 3

John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera | BreakPoint | April 1. 2020

The Viral Pandemic of Distrust and Misinformation: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus Pt. 4

John Stonestreet & Shane Morris | BreakPoint | April 17, 2020

Reagan Warned of Socialism; Secularism; and Abortion’s “Tragic Taking of Unborn”

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Reagan Warned of Socialism, Secularism, & Abortion’s “Tragic Taking of Unborn”

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Ronald Reagan was born FEBRUARY 6, 1911.

​A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he worked as a life guard, having 77 rescues.

​He then announced for radio stations in Iowa.

​He became a sports announcer for WHO radio, covering Chicago Cubs baseball games, and then traveled with the team.

​While with the Cubs in California, Ronald Reagan auditioned with Warner Brothers, landing a contract doing “B films.”

He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

During his career as an actor, Ronald Reagan appeared in over 50 films, including:

  • ​Dark Victory;
  • Knute Rockne,
  • All American;
  • This is the Army, and
  • Kings Row.

​He married Jane Wyman in 1940, and had children Maureen, Christine (died a day old) and Michael (adopted).

Reagan was elected President of the Screen Actors Guild.

​His second marriage was to Nancy Davis in 1952, and they had children Patti and Ron.

​He switched from Democrat to Republican, and was elected Governor of California, 1967-1975.

​When he began running for President, some conservatives did not support him because he was the first Presidential candidate who had been divorced.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th U.S. President, being the second oldest person elected to that position.

He was 69 years old when elected, and 69 days after his inauguration, he survived an assassination attempt.

Ronald Reagan stated in 1961:

​”One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project …

James Madison in 1788 … said … ‘There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations’ …

​What can we do about this? … We can write to our congressmen and our senators … Say right now that we want no further encroachment on these individual liberties and freedoms … We do not want socialized medicine …

​If you don’t, this program I promise you will pass … and behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as we have known … until, one day … we will awake to find that we have socialism.

​And … you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”

At St. John’s University in New York, March 28, 1985, Reagan repeated one of President Gerald Ford’s famous phrases:

​”Government that is big enough to give you everything you want is more likely to simply take everything you’ve got.”

Reagan remarked to the Heritage Council, Warren, Michigan, October 10, 1984:

“Henry David Thoreau was right: that government is best which governs least.”

In his 1964 speech, “A Time for Choosing,” Ronald Reagan stated:

​”I suggest to you there is no left or right, only an up or down. Up to the maximum of individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism; and regardless of their humanitarian purpose, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have, whether they know it or not, chosen this downward path.”

On March 20, 1981, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, Ronald Reagan stated:

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. That’s why the Marxist vision of man without God must eventually be seen as an empty and a false faith — the second oldest in the world — first proclaimed in the Garden of Eden with whispered words …’Ye shall be as gods.’ The crisis of the Western world … exists to the degree in which it is indifferent to God.”

Reagan stated in Beijing, China, April 27, 1984:

​”I have seen the rise of fascism and communism. Both philosophies glorify the arbitrary power of the state … But both theories fail. Both deny those God-given liberties that are the inalienable right of each person on this planet, indeed, they deny the existence of God.”

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BreakPoint: Practical Atheists

Living as if God is Irrelevant

If a time-traveler from the Early Church secretly followed you from Monday till Saturday evening, would they be able to tell you’re a Christian?

The answer for many of us just isn’t very clear… and that’s no accident. Many Christians live lives indistinguishable from secularists. The reason? Well, quite simply, secularism is the default state of our culture. It’s the water we swim in—the air we all breathe.

Or, as author Craig Gay put it in his book, “The Way of the Modern World,” the problem isn’t atheism. In fact, a red-blooded atheist is hard to find. The problem, he said, is “practical atheism.” It’s not that people do not believe in God, it’s that they live as if God is largely irrelevant. That’s what secularism does to us. It doesn’t disprove our faith, it dismisses it. It makes faith an issue of personal, private belief, disconnected from the outside world.

Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor has written the monumental work on the subject called “A Secular Age.” The marginalization of religious belief in our world, Taylor argues, has led to “disenchantment.” While God’s revelation in creation was obvious to prior generations, we completely miss the sacred things revealed in the way the world is made and ordered.

Scripture’s metaphors make no sense in a disenchanted culture. As practical atheists, we are deaf to the heavens’ loud proclamation of the glory of God. Stars and rainbows remind us more of human achievement and self-determination than they do of God’s promises. Even breathtaking events like weddings, the birth of a child, or even death itself, fail to remind us of God’s eternal attributes.

In other words, we live in a world where the assumptions that govern how we think and what we do are almost always secular ones. Whatever people may say on surveys about their religious beliefs, the fact is that modern, Western life is overwhelmingly lived without even considering God.

Living as a six-day secularist, shaped by secular assumptions and rituals, has very serious and practical consequences. Good things result from our hard work and planning, we think, not from the gracious hands of our loving Father.

Also, because God is not easily replaced as an organizing principle for life itself, many of us today find ourselves living lives of fragmentation—our thoughts, emotions, and desires constantly pulling us in opposite directions; the changing values all around us giving us worldview-whiplash.

Still, worst of all, practical atheists are always subject to idolatry. As John Calvin said, humans are incurably religious creatures, and our secular age offers all kinds of God-replacements: sex, self, stuff, state, science. Ironically, a secular age is still filled with faith—just in all the wrong gods. These gods mark us in their images in profoundly dehumanizing ways.

The only way to be distinctly Christian in today’s culture is to consciously and intentionally swim against the secular currents. First, we need to recognize them, as well as how they sweep us away.

Thank God this is not only possible; it’s been done before. Christians throughout history have had to swim against cultural currents opposed to their beliefs. Many not only succeeded in keeping their faith but in transforming the surrounding culture.

That’s why I think our next Colson Center Short Course is one of our most important. It’s a crash course in understanding and countering practical atheism. It’s called How Not to Be A Secularist. Beginning on October 1st and continuing for four consecutive Tuesday nights, this webinar series will equip you to recognize secularism in all of its forms and assumptions, and will help you keep a firm grasp on your Christian identity in this secular age, even while the culture tries to sweep it away.

All of our previous short courses have sold out, and this one is especially important today, especially in this cultural moment. Each session starts at 8PM Eastern and includes a Q&A session. If you have to miss a live session, all registered students receive the recording of each week’s class.

We only have a limited number of spaces, so please sign up today.