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Vaccines: The Gospel Imperative to End the Silence

By |2019-09-30T11:38:32-05:00September 24th, 2019|Blog|

https://youtu.be/VBKIHF70QB8   Download the PDF here. Transcription: Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:11) And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just. (Romans 3:8) “Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one! (Job 14:4) PRAYER // Our Father and Most Gracious God: We come now to hear the ethics of your law-word and pray that our understanding would be Spirit-saturated, biblically informed, and Christ exalting. We pray that [...]

Why you shouldn’t support the heartbeat bill.

By |2018-12-29T07:36:54-05:00December 29th, 2018|Blog|

There's been a lot of chatter in Christian circles again about what is known as a "heartbeat bill," and the prattling continues because Republican Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, vetoed the legislation and then just a couple of days ago, the legislature failed to override it. Predictably, conservatives are out of sorts because they really wanted the bill to get passed. The question I want to raise is this: Should we support a heartbeat bill? I mean, after all, at least it's something to stop the slaughter, right? No. You shouldn't support it. Heartbeat bills are immoral, unjust laws. And here's [...]

Ministry Update & Call to Action!

By |2018-09-05T07:59:51-05:00September 5th, 2018|Blog|

So it's been nearly a year since we journeyed to Northern Virginia to plant Cross & Crown Church. We spent the first several months together as a core team prayerfully laying out our vision and plans as to what the future may look like if we take seriously our mission: "All of Christ, for all of life." Our reason for existence is quite simple: to equip men, women, and children to press the crown rights of King Jesus into every area of life. We understand that the goal of the Christian life is not to be locked up inside the four [...]

A Brief Word on Aversions and Our Need to Actually Fight

By |2017-12-09T18:38:01-05:00December 9th, 2017|Blog|

One thing the Church is good at is lobbing water balloons over the trenches during battle (thinking that somehow we are doing something helpful), all the while the enemy's .50 cal is mowing us down. Worse yet, many stand back thinking that they shouldn't even throw a water balloon, let alone engage in any form of battle. Unfortunately, at this point, I've already offended someone with the analogy. Our aversion to cultural engagement comes from a thorough conviction that Jesus would't want it that way, which is fueled by a quasi-Gnostic dualism that rejects any material "victory" in history. After all, [...]

How to Respond to AHA

By |2017-11-19T13:14:48-05:00November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You can listen to this in podcast form over at Reconstructionist Radio. Welcome to Setting the Record Straight, a podcast of Reconstructionist Radio. I’m Jason Garwood, teaching pastor of Cross & Crown Church in Northern Virginia, and today I want to talk about abolition, and, specifically, those who would adhere to the principles of abolition to the degree that they associate with various societies around the world known as AHA: Abolish Human Abortion. So, let’s begin. I want to start by confessing some things up front. I’m a fallen sinner whose only standing before God is the imputed righteousness of [...]

“I’m a church person”

By |2017-06-14T12:26:00-05:00June 14th, 2017|Blog|

Yesterday my friend (and his wife) and I were at the Saginaw death-pit preaching Christ and him crucified. There were approximately 5 babies killed there yesterday, and while pretty much every interaction we had was tranquil, one interaction disturbed me. The interaction was with one of the grandmothers who, upon dropping off the young girl who was pregnant, left with what I assume was either her other daughter, or a friend. Either way, they dropped off the girl to Molech, and drove off thinking that the priests of Baal might be able to help. Anyhow, while leaving, they rolled down [...]

The Gospel and the Ethical Imperative of Abolition

By |2017-02-26T21:05:41-05:00February 26th, 2017|Blog|

We live in a culture of death. A world where little humans are assassinated every single day. We live in a world where pre-born children have their limbs torn from them, and their body parts sold for gain. We live in a world where the most helpless neighbors among us are poisoned and then disposed of. This world we live in allows murder to take place while simultaneously making attempts at redefining what is actually taking place. Abortion is murder, and the butchering continues unabated. We live in a world where little men and women have their skulls crushed on [...]