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American Evangelicalism's Critical Theory Problem

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Critical theory is a Marxist idea developed in postmodernity in which absolutes, objectivity and absolute truth are no longer accepted. Critical theory purports to explain the world in terms of power, and its proponents believe those with the least power have the most moral authority to speak. Power is, therefore, mapped through intersectionalit...Read more

Love Your Neighbor Still

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' ... 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these." Mark 12:30 - 31, English Standard Version.

I have studied this passage in multiple English translations. I have read it in the original Greek ...Read more

My Friend, Rush

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In December, I was sitting on my front porch when my phone lit up with a message from Rush Limbaugh.

He and my wife have variants of the same type of lung cancer, though hers was caught very early, and her treatment has thus far contained it. Rush knew she had an older iPhone with touch-ID, and he had been chiding me to upgrade her phone. He ...Read more

Shame and Sham

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

If Republicans found out President Joe Biden pardoned someone and his son Hunter concurrently received $1 million from that person in the last week of Biden's presidency, we should not kid ourselves. The Republicans would move to impeach Biden and gladly conclude a trial even after Biden had departed the presidency.

Senate Republicans are ...Read more

A Moment for Jim DeMint

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Sixty-one Republicans in the House voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney as Chair of the House Republican Conference this past Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said that those opposed to Cheney had the votes to oust her. Earlier in the week, some House conservatives claimed they had over 107 votes and possibly 120 committed ...Read more

Let David slay Goliath

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

One of the attributes of the American dream is that the little guy can become the big guy. Or rather, through the creative destruction of the free-enterprise system, a small entrepreneur may destabilize and replace a larger competitor through innovation, cost savings and better ideas.

American history is full of stories of small entrepreneurs ...Read more

A conservative accounting will purge us of QAnon and kraken nonsense

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Everyone keeps telling me I need to move on. But I don't think I can, nor do I think the conservative movement can.

For the past four years, a largely anonymous group on the internet has been seeding a global conspiracy that claimed an international group of child sex traffickers was scheming with the American political deep state and former ...Read more

QAnon myths led to Trump's cult substituting him as their savior

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Theologian John Calvin once noted men's hearts are "a perpetual factory of idols." As people across the political spectrum move away from religion and fill the void with politics, idol worship runs rampant.

All of us have a voice within us that whispers there is more to life. Many people go in search of it. Atheists spent an inordinate amount ...Read more

Capitol's invasion the logical consequence of lies

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Not since the British stormed the United States Capitol has it been invaded by those out to end the American constitutional system. But it happened this week at the hands of American citizens. Encouraged by President Donald Trump -- and let's not mince words here; he told them to march on the Capitol -- a mixed group of rabid, malcontented ...Read more

An essential Christian belief is the authenticity of the virgin birth of Jesus

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

F. F. Bruce is one of those scholars I have had to spend a lot of time reading in seminary. He researched and wrote some of the best material on the history of the Bible and its accuracy. In studying the ancient texts that we have, Bruce has noted that there are only around nine or 10 manuscripts of Caesar's Gallic War, which was composed ...Read more

God's sovereign will means He is ultimately in charge of all things

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A lot of Christians who were fine with the idea that President Donald Trump came to power via divine will are now having trouble accepting the same about President-elect Joe Biden.

In God's moral will, he wills us to do certain things and avoid other things. God wills us to avoid sin. We have free volition of action, and our wills are bent ...Read more

Take to your knees, and embrace the wonder of this season

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Let's take a break from the election. "Eighty and six years I have served Him, and He has done me no wrong," said Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, in A.D. 156 before climbing onto a pyre where Roman authorities would burn him to death. Eyewitnesses reported the local authorities respected Polycarp and begged him to recant his faith in Christ. He ...Read more

 

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