A couple of recent posts from Doug Wilson that I have found some profit in reading.
Guilt and Responsibility (on Deuteronomy)
It is our modern practice to consider the law of God barbaric and calloused, but look here at the differences between us. Here, the elders of the city assume responsibility for a murder that was simply close to their town, with the culprit unknown. The elders of our cities will not take responsibility for the murder of millions of unborn children—and the murderers advertise in the yellow pages. And we have the nerve to say the Old Testament law is barbaric.
This is a feature of Old Testament law that did not embarrass the Lord Jesus in the slightest. Quite the contrary (Mark 7:10).
The evangelical world is still sitting under modernity’s table, eager for any crumbs that may fall our way. The big news down here is when some rock star or other intimates that it is possible that, under certain conditions, he might believe in a divine being other than himself. We snatch it up eagerly and feast for weeks. We have our own cycles of celebrity gossip down below table level, but given the nature of crumbs, our fixings are meager.
The Church of Jesus Christ believes herself to be just another special interest, alongside all the others. We have reduced ourselves to the level of big tobacco, or the gun lobby, or the greens. We want what we want just like they want what they want. Our authority for wanting it resides in our numbers, and not in the authority of God.
The center of our cultural life is found in the family, and at the center of every Christian family is a particular theology of atonement.
the best thing which a husband could do for his marriage, and his nation, would be to put down that copy of How to Put Zing Back in the Ol’ Marriage, and pick up John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.