Mark Slater

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Where Does Ultimate Authority Lie?

There is a science in theology and in biblical studies that we call hermeneutics. It is the science of biblical interpretation. It teaches objective …

Theology

Ep. 84 Nine Ways To Export Boredom To Your Children

We live at the speed of the Internet, always being fed new ways to amuse ourselves. There used to be a time where the world was shut out, and you had …

Review of the ad-interim committee’s report on women serving in the ministry of the church.

The issue of men’s and women’s respective and complementary roles in the life of the church is one that has invited perennial controversy. Sadly, …

Joy and Delight: A Theology of Sexuality

“That’s a perspective on sex that I’ve wished to hear my whole life.” The bride-to-be was sitting next to her fiancé across the table from me, and we …

God and Human Sexuality

Does God exist? Sufficient evidence exists to warrant the conclusion: “Yes, I know that God exists.” Has He spoken to us? Again, sufficient evidence …

God and Sexuality

The Bible begins with God, the good Creator of all things and the One who rules the universe. His creative handiwork—everything from light to land to …

Theology

Martin Luther's Views on the Body, Desire, and Sexuality

In the 21st century, philosophy of biology and studies in sexuality are dominated by the contrasting views of idealist deconstructionism and …

Of Common Grace, Nature, And Bathrooms

On a quick trip to and from Washington D.C. I read P. J. O’Rourke, The Baby Boom And How It Got That Way…. As always O’Rourke is funny, insightful, …

Human Rights

homosexuality

In the course of writing this report, I consulted a number of individuals who asked that I not thank them by name. Some feared an angry response from …

Psychiatrist: Transgenderism Is Without Basis In Science

From a scientific perspective, let me clarify what ‘transgendered’ actually means. I am speaking now about the scientific perspective and not any …

Human Rights

A Better Story: God, Sex, and Human Flourishing

Glynn Harrison—formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol, UK, where he was also a practicing …

Faith

Can We “Agree To Disagree” On Sexuality and Marriage?

The biggest issue confronting evangelicalism today is not over homosexuality and marriage, but whether or not these are “agree-to-disagree” …

Theology

Isn’t the Christian View of Sexuality Dangerous and Harmful?

One of the most common and significant charges leveled against the traditional Christian understanding of sexuality and marriage is that it is …

You Are Not Your Sexuality

It’s no longer news that Western culture has undergone a dramatic sea change in its attitude toward homosexuality. Less often noted is where a key …

The Theology of Human Sexuality

A Two-Minute Clip on Homosexuality Every Christian Should Watch

Sam Allberry—editor for TGC, speaker for RZIM, founding editor of Living Out, and author of <i>Is God Anti-Gay?</i>—addressing the Church of England General …

Heidelberg 104: Authority And Submission (1)

In the fall Adam chose to exercise autonomy, to rebel against God. Since the fall humans have carried on Adam’s ignominious tradition. Cain rebelled …

Theology

5th commandment

Nevertheless, despite all our natural resistance to authority and despite our suspicion of the church the fact is that our Lord Jesus, whom we …

Fifth Commandment

In the first part we considered the most basic teaching of the fifth commandment. There are, however, several implications of this commandment on …

The Fifth Commandment: Honor Parental Authority

Exodus 20:12<br>#5 — Honor Parental Authority<p>If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Exodus 20, as we continue to make our way through …

The Fifth Commandment

The Fifth Commandment<p>“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”<p>- Exodus …

The Fifth Commandment

The Fifth Commandment<p>“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with …

7 Areas of Unbiblical Conscience Binding

In what is one of the most beloved statements penned in all of church history, the Westminster Divines explained that “God alone is Lord of the …

Theology

Heidelberg 110–111: You Shall Not Steal

The eighth commandment says: “You shall not steal” (Exod 20:15). I recall following Mom down the grocery aisle and picking grapes as a I went. I was …

Theology

Heidelberg Catechism: The Ten Commandments | Reformed Church in America

Lord's Day 34<p>Q&A 92 <b><br>Q. What is God's law?</b> <br>A. God spoke all these words:<p>THE FIRST COMMANDMENT<br>"I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land …

Theology

The Eighth Commandment

The Eighth Commandment<p>“You shall not steal” (Ex. 20:15).<p>- Exodus 20:15<p>Though it is sometimes violated by the government today, the Fifth Amendment of …

Compensation

The Eighth Commandment

The Eighth Commandment<p>“You shall not steal.”<p>- Deuteronomy 5:19<p>People may deny the existence of objective truth with their mouths, but try to steal …

Theology

Heidelcast 80: God’s Holy Law (4)—The Second Commandment

All the commandments are challenging to us sinners. In the first commandment we saw that God will not share his glory with another. In the 2nd …

Theology

2nd commandment

Few topics are more incendiary in the church than that of public worship. Yet no topic is more important to the Christian faith and life than public …