Cuties: The Natural Progression of “Love Is Love”

2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court and the “Love is Love” movement. What do all these things have in common? This was the year that the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across all 50 states. A watershed moment in the “love is love” movement to be sure. Many conservative Christians would likely point at … Continue reading Cuties: The Natural Progression of “Love Is Love”

Apologetics and Politics

How should we live? How should we think?  How should we vote?  Are these questions with objectively right or wrong answers? That is to say, is it true — apart from human opinion — that humanity ought to live, think, and even vote in a certain manner?  If it is not objectively right or wrong … Continue reading Apologetics and Politics

Is Cultural Marxism a Myth?

Question: I don’t believe there is such thing as cultural Marxism. It’s merely a made up myth. If you disagree, please describe exactly what is meant by “cultural Marxism” and explain it to me like I was a five-year-old. While you’re at it, I’d love to hear your understanding of Marxist thought because I suspect … Continue reading Is Cultural Marxism a Myth?

Mathematics and White Supremacy

Historians will look back on the this past year in disbelief. Indeed, it seems that 2020 is on the “wrong side of history.” First the wildfires in Australia, then Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash, then the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, then humanity is sentenced to house arrest (aka, “quarantine”), then Tim Stratton … Continue reading Mathematics and White Supremacy

Critical Theory as a Hermeneutic

In December of 2019, I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from a secular university.  At this secular university, I was immersed in ideas such as critical theory and Marxism, since these views dominated the Philosophy Department.  Having become fascinated in philosophy through a crisis of faith that led me to Christian apologetics in high … Continue reading Critical Theory as a Hermeneutic

The Woke-ing Dead and the Futility of Reason

The COVID-19 “quarantine” wasn’t all bad. Sure, no one likes being sentenced to “house arrest,” but I enjoyed spending some extra time with my wife and 17-year-old son (I did not take those moments for granted). The dreaded coronavirus, however, shut down Hollywood, movie theaters, restaurants, and sporting events. Being sequestered at home, my family … Continue reading The Woke-ing Dead and the Futility of Reason

The Great Commission Is Racist

The Great Commission — what is it? Any Christian worth their salt can quickly tell you about the Great Commission and can share the corresponding chapter and verses at the end of the Gospel of Matthew. Indeed, this single passage is often referenced when defining an “evangelical Christian.”  There are a couple reasons why so … Continue reading The Great Commission Is Racist

Batman Battles Karl Marx

The Batman franchise directed by Christopher Nolan is not about a war of brute force against brute force. It’s about a war of ideas. That’s what makes it so intriguing, and it’s also what makes it so poignantly relevant. The physical battles in these films, and especially in the last installment, “The Dark Knight Rises” … Continue reading Batman Battles Karl Marx

3 Reasons to Fight Against “Social Justice”

Question: Dear Dr. Stratton, I have a bone to pick with you. But first let me express my gratitude. I have benefited greatly from your work in theology and apologetics. You have a unique ability to take deep philosophical and academic concepts and make them accessible to the average Joe. Thank you!  Here’s my problem: … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Fight Against “Social Justice”

An Important Message to White People

Dear fellow white person, I am writing this letter because we seem to have suddenly and abruptly awakened to a world in which we find ourselves being shamed because of the color of our skin. Oddly enough, no matter how much you may have fought against racism in the past, in 2020 you are now … Continue reading An Important Message to White People