In book 19 chapter 17 of The City of God, Augustine talked about heavenly peace, true religion, harmony between the church and the world, and also discord between the two. It's a great section to read and study; it's not too difficult to understand. I'll put the whole chapter below. This is worth reading twice… Continue reading The Pilgrim Church in the World (Augustine)
For quite a few years Jennifer Morse has been saying that if sex is separated from man-and-wife marriage, committed relationships, and procreation, and if it is reduced to a consumer product, it will lead to the weakening of a free society. One of the places she argues this point is in her 2005 book, Smart… Continue reading Consumer Sex and the Crumbling of Society
I’m very skeptical about “Christian” patriarchy and the Family Integrated Church movement for biblical and (Reformed) theological reasons. I’m also skeptical of these things for social (or sociological) reasons. I agree with many of the points made by the authors of Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Here’s an excerpt from… Continue reading Masculinity and Family Values: The Cure to Society’s Ills?