Critical Theory · Cultural Marxism · Garden · Gospel · Heresy · Justice · Karl Marx · Suffering

The Christian Heresy of Critical Theory Part II

This is a two-part series on the Christian heresy of critical theory. You can read part I here (link here). My contention is that critical theory is not just a dangerous ideology, but that it is Christian heresy. It attempts to replace God at multiple levels of Christian orthodoxy. The last post addressed the basic… Continue reading The Christian Heresy of Critical Theory Part II

Confession · Critical Theory · Gospel · Heresy · Identity in Christ · Marxism

The Christian Heresy of Critical Theory Part I

Much has been said in our society about critical theory over the last couple years. The focus has specifically been on Critical Race Theory, but CRT is only one sewer line coming out of the cesspool of critical theory. This ideological view of race also has views on gender, sex, economics, and a variety of… Continue reading The Christian Heresy of Critical Theory Part I

Church Life · Guest Blogger · Old Testament · Pastors · Philosophy · Politics · Ty Woznek

Should Pastors Engage in Politics? Part II

By Guest Blogger Ty Woznek This article is by guest blogger Ty Woznek. He is the senior pastor of Heartland Church in Norfolk, Nebraska. Ty and I have been friends for a few years. We often discuss theology, Christian philosophy, and church practice, sometimes on a weekly basis. Recently he published this article that I… Continue reading Should Pastors Engage in Politics? Part II

Church Life · Guest Blogger · Old Testament · Pastors · Philosophy · Politics · Ty Woznek

Should Pastors Engage in Politics? Part I

Guest Blogger Ty Woznek This article is by guest blogger Ty Woznek. He is the senior pastor of Heartland Church in Norfolk, Nebraska. Ty and I have been friends for a few years. We often discuss theology, Christian philosophy, and church practice, sometimes on a weekly basis. Recently he published this article that I thought… Continue reading Should Pastors Engage in Politics? Part I

Blogs · Yearly Countdown

2021 Countdown of Our Top 5 Blogs

Every year we publish the most read blogs . This allows you to know what other “Maddening Theology” readers have interest in as well. Below are the links to the top five most read articles from our site in 2021. #5 A Biblical Defense to Drinking to the Glory of God #4 The False Accusation:… Continue reading 2021 Countdown of Our Top 5 Blogs

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Merry Christmas 2021

We know that most people’s holidays are very busy. We appreciate all of the support for this blog. Your encouragement and response are part of what has pushed us to publish almost 300 articles. We just wanted to take this time to wish you a Merry Christmas. May Jesus be your focus this season. The… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2021

Beatitudes · Conflict · Peace · Peacemaking

Peacemaking: Maybe Not What You Think

I’ve stood on “The mount of Beatitudes” in Northern Israel where Jesus spoke amazing words found in Matthew 5, where He gave His famous Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:9 He said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” This verse and teaching of Jesus greatly impacted my… Continue reading Peacemaking: Maybe Not What You Think

Blessing · Social media

Like, Share, and Follow This Post to be Blessed

We have all seen the social media post declaring: “Follow this post to be blessed!” They have been shared hundreds of millions of times by your grandma, uncle, neighbor, and maybe by you. Sometimes they come with the promise of material wealth. “Share this post and you will receive money.” Other times they are more… Continue reading Like, Share, and Follow This Post to be Blessed

Advent · Celebrate · Christmas · Devotional · Feast · Plan

Three Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

Once Thanksgiving is over, my mind automatically switches toward the Christmas season. Christmas, in its proper respects, can be the most fulfilling and longest holiday season. The question is usually if we celebrate it, how do we celebrate it? To make sure that we give Christmas and Christ their due, we should prepare for the… Continue reading Three Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

Blessing · Christians · Church · Dad · Fathers · Poor · Poverty

The False Accusation: Churches Don’t Bless Society

There is an accusation for several years, maybe even decades, that churches are not blessing the society around them. They are not taking care of people within their communities, and part of the ills of society are because the church is failing to care for the poor and weak. This accusation is usually coming from… Continue reading The False Accusation: Churches Don’t Bless Society