Tag Archives: Church

The Grand Narrative – Part V

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalms 11:3 ESV MAN stormed out of creation’s gate, ran off a cliff, and plummeted straight into hell. GOD intervened, laid out a plan for redemption, completed his plan, and now sits on his throne in heaven, waging a war through his agent, the CHURCH—a […]

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Forum: Was America A Christian Nation?

A couple of blog posts back, I used the phrase “Christian nation.” I received some comments on my use of the phrase (though none critical per sē) and decided that rather than attempt to answer them in the comments section, I would create a new post. That way, we can all take a fresh stab […]

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Culturally Compromised

D.C. Innes, at his blog Principalities and Powers, writes about Christian syncretism. Since this is one of the topics I will be writing about in my upcoming series, “The Jeremiad,” I thought his comments were worth your consideration. In his post titled Modern Marriage and the Antithesis, Innes writes, “Most Americans profess to be Christians […]

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Hurried, But Pausing To Cast Some Seed

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight David Eisenhower I wrote previously about the Circuitous Route I have taken to get to this blog. You can read about it at the link above if you wish, but if you don’t, allow me a moment to […]

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Five Principles for The Fourth

Many of you who follow this blog know that I have co-authored four historical novels for young readers (actually five now). But before these stories, my writing partner, John Jenkins, and I took two-and-a-half years to complete our first adult novel, Bloodlines. The centerpiece character of that story was a man named Sam MacDonald. Our fictional […]

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Ideas: Nation Building

“Politics is downstream of culture, and culture is downstream of religion.” In my last post I wrote: “At least two generations of American students have suffered under the anemic regime of a revisionist American history. Don’t misunderstand. I’m not into whitewashing the unseemly elements of our nation’s past. We need to pursue the truth, wherever it […]

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Ideas: Low Hanging Fruit

  Ideas: Low Hanging Fruit “Politics is downstream of culture, and culture is downstream of religion.” Our struggle to turn our nation back to its original course will not be won in the political arena. Politics is merely the spillout on the downstream end of the pipeline. Our politics are foul because our culture is foul. […]

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Ideas: A Circuitous Route

Ideas: A Circuitous Route “Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.” Fran Lebowitz (1950-) I had an idea. And the idea was to create a school of sorts to help patriotic Americans become rooted in sound thinking with regard to American history and the Judeo-Christian Worldview. […]

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6. Reexamination And Reconciliation

The Quest For Patriot Nourishment – 1995-2001 My friend John Jenkins and I collaborated on a novel titled Bloodlines and it was published by Vine Books in 1993. Our contract with the publisher included some marketing assistance. Numerous radio interviews were set up and John and I prepared a list of questions for the radio […]

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The Famished Patriot

My name is Mark Weaver and I am a famished patriot. The hunger pangs first appeared in the early 1980’s. In the first months of the Reagan era, my pastor began to teach Biblical Worldview from the pulpit. He also introduced me to the Puritans and to the Christian foundations of our American republic. I […]

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