Posts with the tag “culture”

Gender Study Follow Up
November 10th, 2021
On Wednesday, October 27th, CCO had the third of our BASICS Series. The topic was Gender. After the first two sessions established the theological and philosophical foundation for the series, it was t...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Our Moment to Stand
July 14th, 2020
Luther’s MomentThree and a half years after nailing his ninety-five points of theological departure from Rome, it was Martin Luther’s moment to stand. He stood before the greatest of Europe’s rulers. ...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
When Do We Say, "Enough"?
April 20th, 2020
We need to take a closer look at what Paul says in Romans 13 and the way the Church has historically understood it before appealing to it as justification for complying with the stay-at-home orders an...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
A Secular Religion
August 29th, 2019
Politics has become the religion of a growing segment of the population.The most rapidly growing demographic in America’s religious landscape is “Nones”; people who identify as holding no religious fa...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
What Changed?
July 10th, 2018
A rash of school shootings has people scratching their heads wondering why. Many locate the problem primarily in America’s love of guns. Each new campus tragedy becomes a rallying point in the call fo...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
This is Happening Now
August 25th, 2017
[What follows is an edited transcript of today’s (August 24, 2017) “the Briefing” with Al Mohler. Not much commentary is needed. Be aware of how far Statism has progressed in the United States.]CBS Ne...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Regressive Christianity
June 21st, 2017
What goes around, comes around. What’s coming round now is a resurgent liberalism that aims to accommodate Christianity to contemporary society and the moral revolution that’s virtually swept Western ...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Walking Wisely in a Moral Minefield
March 29th, 2017
Once again controversy rages over a film. This time, a beloved children’s classic, Beauty & the Beast. Disney Studios live action film “updates” the tale with some, what they consider, socially-consci...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Prudence vs Fear
December 17th, 2015
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. • 2 Timothy 1:7Terrorism has become a fixture of the Modern World. Terrorists use it as a means to some political o...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Should a Christian Attend a Same-Sex Wedding?
April 24th, 2015
Should a Christian attend a same-sex wedding?While the answer to this comes down to a simple “yes” or “no”, arriving there is fraught with complexity. It requires we attempt to think Biblically, rathe...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
The "Lutherian" Spirit of Trail Life USA
December 11th, 2013
Been pondering this grand new adventure called Trail life USA we’re about to embark on. An historic parallel seems apparent . . .I do a weekly podcast called Communio Sanctorum – The History of the Ch...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Why We’re Sending a Petition to the BSA
February 14th, 2013
What follows explains why Calvary Oxnard will be asking it’s members to sign a petition to the Boy Scouts of America on Sunday, Feb. 17, asking them not to alter their policy regarding allowing the ga...  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Didn't We Tell You?
June 8th, 2012
The LA Times recently printed an article admitting the Social Revolution of the 60’s that posited single-motherhood as a good and expected feature of an evolving society, has proven an utter disaster....  Read More
by Lance Ralston
Tragedy in Tucson
January 12th, 2011
The shooting at a Safeway supermarket in Tucson last Saturday has dominated national news for the last several days. Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman, left 6 dead and 14 wounded, including Rep. Gabriell...  Read More
by Lance Ralston