But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Daniel's Place - Apologetic Report
In his second sermon in a series on the issue of "social justice," John MacArthur made a very salient point concerning historical injustices, grievances and the need for personal responsibility, in that God is the God of history. The more we call people to nurture grievances due to inequality,...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:22

The Statement on Social Justice is against racism

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One of the lies being spread about the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel is that those in the antebellum South could sign the statement. Those who make and repeat the lies probably never actually read the statement, or they are willing to lie about its contents. This is what the statement...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:00

Original sin and imputed guilt

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In the book edited by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, Christian Dogmatics, an author Oliver D. Crisp wrote the chapter on the topic of sin. In his chapter, he defended what he took to be a "Zwinglian" model of original sin. As opposed to the federal model of the transmission of sin, Crisp took...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:59

Social Justice, Critical Theory and General Revelation

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In some quarters of American Christianity, there has been a defense of the usage of Critical Race Theory and other forms of left-liberal theories as being under the umbrella of "General Revelation." The defense is that, since the Bible does not teach these theories, therefore we can understand that...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:16

Two Kingdoms and the issue of Social Justice

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In certain segments of supposedly apolitical American Reformed Christianity, there is a push to deal with social issues under the heading of "social justice." These organizations supposedly hold to Two Kingdoms theory, which calls for the church to be apolitical. The strange thing, however, is how...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 01:33

S377A and the challenge to Singapore Christianity

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Section S377A of the Penal Code of the Singapore Constitution, which criminalizes homosexuality, is back in the news, as various liberals have (again) renewed their call to repeal what they perceive to be an archaic and "discriminatory" law. As times changed, and society have become more liberal,...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 19:15

Sermon: The Sacrifices of Ministry (1 Cor 9)

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Here is the sermon I had preached on 1 Corinthians 9, on Aug 19th 2018, entitled The Sacrifices of Ministry.

Authors: Daniel C...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 18:55

The Statement on Social Justice

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The Statement on Social Justice has came out recently, and it is a great statement on the topic of "Social Justice" and racial issues, especially in its rejection of Critical Race Racism. One of the initial signers, Dr. James White, has posted on the background and exegesis behind the statement...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:07

Dr. James White against CRT Racism

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Dr. James White interacted with Brad Mason's racism in the second part of his Dividing Line podcast here. Here is a great quote against those who redefine terms like "racism" on behalf of the cause of "social justice." Thanks for transcribing that statement from the Dividing Line today. Much...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:50

The strength and weakness of Evangelicalism

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The strength of evangelicalism is its minimalism. … [This] has afforded not only a wide berth for cooperation but also a laser focus on contested points. The weakness of evangelicalism is also its minimalism. Doctrinal minimalism in one generation can be a way of focusing the fight; in...

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The PCA North Florida Presbytery has produced an interesting study committee report on the recent issue, as seen in the Revoice conference, where sin was used as an identifier marker amidst a demand for inclusion. You can read the committee report here. [HT: Heidelblog]

Authors: Daniel C...

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 22:10

On Reformed Piety

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Earlier this year I started a series on Reformed piety, in contrast to Evangelical piety. I had then decided to take the project offline and finish it first, so here is the completed document. Two excerpts, one from the introduction: What is Reformed piety? Or is there such a thing as Reformed...

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[In rejecting Kevin Giles' accusation of ESS as subordinationism] Giles is right that all three persons are engaged in all of God's works and ways. However, only the Son—not the Father, nor the Holy Spirit— entered into hypostatic union with our humanity, and he did so forever. ... His...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 02:36

On Multiculturalism

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What is "Multiculturalism"? Many countries today hold to "multiculturalism," but it is not so easy to get a precise definition of the term from them. The term simply means "a theory of many cultures," but besides this it is unclear exactly what it means. In some circles, multiculturalism is...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 19:34

Response: On Emergentism and Consciousness

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On Creation.com, Paul Price wrote an article arguing that consciousness cannot be a property that emerges from matter. According to Price, consciousness has the property of freedom of choice, while emergent properties are solely derived from laws of nature, and therefore do not have real freedom....

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Defining Evangelicalism [cont'd] The second pillar of the Bebbington Quadrilateral, Activism, seems to be something that does not actually distinguish Evangelicalism as a separate movement, but rather it is meant to emphasize one major focus of Evangelicalism. In that sense, it seems that...

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In the beginning, before all the "woke" activism began in the ostensibly orthodox Reformed circles, there was some measure of unity within the American Reformed churches. Sure, it cannot be denied that racism was present here and there, an evil lurking in the shadows ready to erupt when the right...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:49

On privilege and the new gospel of woke activism

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Here are two interesting articles on the topic: No, I Won't Check My Privilege: The Left's Latest Pejorative is racist, sexist, and stifling of honest debate Atonement as Activism: The Great Awokening

Authors: Daniel C...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:42

Sermon: Charity and Liberty (1 Cor. 8)

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Here is the sermon I had preached on May 6 2018 at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, continuing my series on the book of 1 Corinthians, entitled "Charity and Liberty."

Authors: Daniel C...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:29

Sermon: Waiting on God (Psalm 130-131)

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Here is the sermon I had preached this morning at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, from Psalm 130-131, entitled Waiting on God.

Authors: Daniel C...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 01:24

Evangelical racial SJWs and their deception

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In light of the so-called MLK50 Conference, heavily promoted by the New Calvinists, and which claimed to be all about "racial reconciliation" but seemingly ended up causing a whole lot of confusion and division within the church, Dr. James White had posted a response to one strongly worded article...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 19:35

The Jubilee and justice

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“You shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall give you forty-nine years. Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 19:48

Sermon: Kingdom Contentment

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Here is the sermon I had preached on March 11th 2018, on 1 Corinthians 7:17-40, entitled Kingdom Contentment.

Authors: Daniel C...

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As we move towards comparing and contrasting Reformed piety with Evangelical piety, we must first define these two sides. After all, both the terms "Reformed" and "Evangelical" have been used and understood in many different ways by many different people. Some have used the term "Reformed" to refer...

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Saturday, 17 March 2018 02:14

On Reformed Piety

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What is Reformed piety? Or is there such a thing as Reformed piety, as distinct from Evangelical piety? For those of us who do not identify as "Evangelicals," and that even before the term has become politicized during and after the election of US President Donald Trump, we do see a difference...

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