We Need a Hero

Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” -Matthew 27:45

People want a hero.

We live in an age of moral instability. God does not exist, and neither does absolute truth. Right and wrong are subjective, what is wrong for one person might be right for another. Good and bad are simply a matter of opinion and forcing your opinion on someone else is not to be tolerated. But for all our “enlightened” ideas, we still know that safety and security cannot endure in a world where principles are condemned and righteousness despised. As Ravi Zacharias pointed out, even those in favor of subjective moral reasoning still lock their doors at night. The world is a dangerous place, crime and violence seem out of control and getting worse. Deep down many fear that one day the world will plunge into darkness and evil will reign supreme. Read More

Equality

“There are people in Europe who, confounding together the different characteristics of the sexes, would make of man and woman beings not only equal but alike.  They would give to both the same functions, impose on both the same duties, and grant to both the same rights; they would mix them in all things – their occupations, their pleasures, their business.  It may readily be conceived, that by thus attempting to make one sex equal to the other, both are degraded; and from so preposterous a medley of the works of nature nothing could ever result but weak men and disorderly women.” -Alexis de Tocqueville
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Facebook informed me that today is International Women’s Day. A day in which we are to celebrate women and commemorate the great strides made in “gender equality.” Now I don’t mind celebrating women. But instead of hearing about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Miss USA, and Hillary Clinton, I’d rather remember Deborah (awesome female judge of Israel), Rahab (prostitute-turned-spy-smuggler), Ruth (brave young widow determined to provide for her mother-in-law), Esther (plucky queen who saved her people) and so many others.

…But the term “gender equality” gives me a bad taste in my mouth. Read More