• Secularism Everywhere Article by Thomas Brewer

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2017

    You’ve heard the word before. It’s like a creeping darkness in our culture. We often hear the word used as a label. “Secular” school. “Secular” music. “Secular” society. The label is often used without a lot of explanation. Concern over secularism has only grown in recent years though. Such concern has grown for a variety of reasons, including Supreme Court decisions, shifts in the views of young people, and changes in pop culture. Just what is secularism? It is an ideology that promotes the absence of any binding theistic authority or belief. It’s a way of viewing the world that … View Resource

  • Hating Family Article by Thomas Brewer

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    The word hate is a strong one. When I was little, my parents had a rule: don’t say, “hate”—at least in most cases. Hate was too full of anger and malice to be used appropriately by a child. The word was essentially excised from my daily vocabulary. The strong language of hate is what causes many readers to stumble over Jesus’ words in Luke 14:26: If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my … View Resource