Glenn Parkinson

First Of All – My “Most Important Issue” In This Election

There are many things to consider during an election. But realistically, what we consider to be the most important will carry great weight as we decide our vote. For example, I think many evangelicals will put “pro-life” at the top of their list as the most important issue this year. I think of two recent, …

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An Epidemic of Foolishness

It is painfully obvious that alongside the Covid-19 pandemic, there is another epidemic ravaging the United States, one affecting the spirit rather than the body. The symptoms include irrational claims, toxic misinformation, vicious tribalism, oppressive suspicion, malevolent gossip, intense polarization and hateful speech. Like Covid-19, this disease of the spirit is no respecter of persons, …

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A Respectful Corrective to John MacArthur’s Post on Reopening Churches

John MacArthur published an excellent comparison of the authority of Christ verses the authority of Caesar, subtitled, A Biblical Case for the Church’s Duty to Remain Open in the context of the coronavirus. I encourage everyone to read it. I believe, however, that his presentation may not adequately recognize the authority God gives to civil …

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Should We Confess the Sins of Our Ancestors?

Christians of the United States join with many others undergoing a liberation of conscience regarding the black experience in America—the freedom to own where we have been wrong. The hatred and harm perpetrated on the black community by America’s white majority is erupting as both a national shame and a national hope of making things …

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