It’s right as a believer to be alarmed, saddened, and discomfited by the modern trajectory of the American soul. In all seriousness, feeling these things does not make you geriatric. It signals that you have a conscience, and that it is active. But I do not come to bury our culture.
It is a very difficult thing indeed to be a boldly biblical Christian in elite culture today.
Owen Strachan, associate professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Center for Public Theology
The truth of the matter is that there is no ground for creativity that comes close to the intellectual fertility of Christian theology.
As evangelicals seeking to engage the city of man, what are we to make of this year's Presidential election? Here are six brief thoughts.
We’ve got to wake up.
Dr. Owen Strachan preaches on "Truth in a Shifting Culture" at the 2017 Ready Conference at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College.
There is much in life that cannot be fixed, but must simply be endured. Pastors are fitted for this reality.
Owen Strachan's message on "The Minister's Study" delivered at the 2017 For The Church National Conference.
Contra our narcissistic culture, you find yourself when you find God.
Don’t say you’re a sinner but then act, practically, as if you’re not.
The work of Christ applied to our hearts is such an unstoppable, unopposable force that it refigures us entirely.
Our culture is not only opposed at present to the gospel. It is opposed to the very concept of reality itself.
Dr. Owen Strachan's message on "The Church Prophetic" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference
There is much wisdom when you have a love for people wherever you find them, urban or rural.
We Christians of all backgrounds and proclivities can trap ourselves in webs of pride that threaten to kill our spirituality and love for the Lord.
The tragic reversal of manhood noted, there is still hope, great and surging hope. As long as there is a church, there is a place where men are remade.
If virtuous conduct is what we mean by telling our little girls they’re “princesses,” then cool. I wonder, though, if “princess” culture can, perhaps unintentionally, encourage girls to construe their self-identity narcissistically and aesthetically.
It is possible to be a pastor-theologian who not only feeds the sheep a rich theistic diet (which is the essence of the office per Christ’s words to Peter in John 21), but makes contributions beyond the pulpit.
It’s the strangest thing: the heretic is actually the fundamentalist.
Dr. Owen Strachan preaching Revelation 12:10-12 at MBTS Chapel.
Every Christian in every place could likely use a reminder that life is not about us, and thus we should not structure our lives as if it is.
Is complementarity–male leadership in the home and church, especially–a matter of gifting, or a matter of essence?
Jesus did not die so you could be cool. Jesus died so you could escape the torments of hell and sing his praises in the new heavens and new earth for all eternity.
Singleness on its own terms is not a problem. In Scripture, it’s an opportunity.
Dr. Owen Strachan speaks on the Lordship of Christ at the 2018 Ready Conference for students.
Your children will thank you after their conversion that you trained them in good habits, even as they will recognize that only the gospel truly sustains holy living.
The truly aberrant among us are those submit themselves to the Lord.
Now is not a time for retreat; now is a time to go big, trust God, and reach out to sinners like us in truth and in love.
For the glory of God, the pastor labors to make the message of Christ’s finished work known to needy, hell-bound sinners.
We believe in and confess that his death has absorbed the Father’s just wrath and washed our sin away.
Show people that the Word of God is so precious that you will risk everything to defend it and declare it.
The church must spot the lie. The church must preach and teach the truth. The church must celebrate God-made order.
The way to happiness is when we exchange our sin and selfishness and small dreams for something harder and better and God-honoring.
The truth of God is a gateway to paradise.
The fact that “Christ came to get us out of hell” isn’t a small thing, but is a truth so wondrous we’ll proclaim it for all eternity.
There is no salvation without full and final atonement for sin.
In a good number of churches, the person who leads music operates in limbo. Half rock-star, half-minister, the worship leader doesn’t know exactly where he stands, and the church isn’t quite sure what to think about him. Where this kind of confusion exists, a solution is needed.
In Christ, we no longer need to perform image maintenance and reputational management.
Owen Strachan's message on "Christ and Culture" delivered at the 2019 For The Church National Conference.
Whether you live in the country, the ‘burbs, or a global city, you have the opportunity to honor the Lord and taste the enthralling power of his gospel.
We cannot miss that what Bill Nye and his panel see as a cancer the Scripture sees as a blessing.
Our pursuit of unity in the body does not relax our love of theology, and our desire to handle the Word with care.
While important matters call for our earthly attention, we cannot forget that the church's unique commission is to promote a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
Be refreshingly honest, pour out your heart to a kind God, build a spiritual family, and live a full-throttle life.
This is the reality about all who are in Christ: from the mightiest to the weakest, all who love the holiness of God rise, redeemed and renewed, in heaven.
Warrior culture and biblical manhood are not the same thing. They do not lead to the same result.
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