Peter M. Burfeind is the author of “Gnostic America: A Reading of Contemporary American Culture & Religion According to Christianity’s Oldest Heresy” and “A Year Crowned with Goodness” (coming November 2020). He is a pastor in southern Michigan, a regular conference speaker, and a frequent guest on “Issues, Etc.”
We might be in an Obi-Wan Kenobi moment, wherein striking Trump down will make his movement more powerful than anyone can possibly imagine.
The Judeo-Christian idea that language corresponds with reality, a feature of the classical liberal system, is for the left a bug that must be crushed by the totalitarian boot.
Leftists are outing themselves as racists complicit in perpetuating systems of oppression. Maybe it’s time we started believing them.
Today’s era of despair, ennui, and selfishness can find remedies within ageless wisdom that the church reformer Martin Luther offered to his depressed friend 500 years ago.
The word ‘monster’ comes from the Latin for ‘to warn.’ The idea is that a monster suggests something amuck in the cosmic order.
He is brain porn for Christians disenchanted with the institutional church, when they should be working on their real-life churches instead.
As those on the radical Left screech their primal screams at those they perceive to be power-holders, to them it’s a jailbreak. And the First Amendment is the jail keeper.
Nope, I don’t care about Russia, you don’t either, and you know it. Hear that sound? It’s the sound of 300 million Americans blinking.
Leftism’s cult of youth is coming out in glorious display by showcasing Stoneman Douglas High School students and their pending movement for severe gun control measures.
Because of his understanding of rationalism and psychological emphasis, Jordan Peterson prepares the soul more for Gnostic spirituality than Christian orthodoxy.
Protestant churches will claim a doctrinally correct view of justification, but what the doctrine means has no bearing on their worship practices. Not so with many Catholics.
In case you missed the memo, this October 31 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg doors, beginning the Protestant Reformation.
Because it’s not really a job, but a 24/7 calling, there are demands on pastors that people in regular jobs don’t experience.
Salvation occurs as the Gnostic awakens (ahem!) to the prison house he is in and breaks free (violently if need be) from his prison.
Aaron Rodgers and other millennials who struggle with questions about the ‘remote jungle’ conundrum should rest easy. There is a biblical answer rooted in ancient church teaching.
As an outreach strategy, Vacation Bible School is usually a flop, but still the chorus echoes across the country: ‘At least we planted the seed.’
Until we begin seeing each other as our flesh and blood neighbors with names and not through the archetypical lenses of media, the political violence will only heighten.
The beauty of liturgical piety such as observing Lent is how it formalizes and therefore externalizes perfect faith, keeping it always real and present.
Leftism has the characteristics of religious dogma, and so isn’t allowed by its first principles to fathom good other than through revolutionary, government action.
If you’re surprised how we ended up in the philosophical rabbit hole we live in today, you haven’t been paying attention to the licentious parade of narcissistic art for the past 60 years.
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