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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Episcopal Tragedy & the Coming of Clarity

Christians have before us the task of rebuilding the whole of Biblical theology in a manner which can take on the secularists and the pagans. That is what the Road to Emmaus is about, and the task to which I am called, and which I find people working on at Biola U. where I am now teaching.

The first task for Christians is recovery of our intellectual credibility. If we have no reputation for being truth-seekers, we pass the reputation on to God as being not interested in truth. That is slander. When we lose truth, everything else erodes as well. We will recover our moral and spiritual credibility only when we again base them on objective truth.

Secondly, we must recover what God was birthing in Western Civilization, a Godly form of civil government. Americans must recover the constitution we were given, and learn how to explain the Biblical foundations of a free people.

The issues are bigger than the Episcopal disaster, which is just a forerunner. America shows all the signs of going the Episcopal way -- down the sink hole of relativism and pseudo-pluralism, ending in totalitarianism. They are the issues of Western Civilization, and becoming the issues of world culture (thanks to the globalists and their tool, the UN).

There is no hope for civilization outside the Church of God. Only a people rooted in the Hand of God and obedient to His Voice will be able to turn the momentum of self-destruction back toward rational, sane, and truly compassionate culture and spirituality.

F. Earle Fox