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Satan Hates Masculinity

The Reformed Alliance

For those of you that do not know me, I am Ashton Clark. James asked me to write a post, on a topic of my choosing, to be published on Wednesday. I was thrilled by the gracious offer extended to me and jumped at the opportunity. Thank you, James, for allowing me the opportunity to write for your blog and thank you, reader, for the time you have taken to devote to the reading of my thoughts. I hope you find them thought-provoking and God-glorifying. I have chosen to write about the influence of Satan in Western Culture’s women’s clothing.

This may seem like a bit of an overstatement coming from a man. “What right have you to discuss these issues?” you may be asking. “You aren’t a woman, so you don’t get a say!” may be another charge leveled against me. My response to these allegations: I am a…

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Church History: Jewish Backdrop

Before we start our long, meaningful journey into church history, there is a crucial point that needs to be made. The word “church” truly begins in the New Testament, but we must see that church history starts even further than that. Church history has a beautiful Jewish backdrop. We must realize that the apostles did not … Continue reading Church History: Jewish Backdrop

Is God a Male Chauvinist?

The Reformed Alliance

In an ever changing world which thrives on progressivism, there are talks concerning religion and its consequences. What is believed to be a consequence is sexism. Now more than ever, religion has been accused of suppressing women’s rights, preventing women’s suffrage, and segregating women. With the rise of feminism, women are beginning to question the validity of the Bible and just how much God is concerned about equality.

In 1895 and 1898, a…Bible (if you can call it that) was published by a feminist by the name of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Now Stanton was actually a very educated woman and an extraordinary leader, though I disagree with some of her causes and beliefs of manhood. She arranged for her, and 26 other women, to begin reworking the Bible, and commenting on “sexist passages”. Stanton believed that what she did was a work of God, by reworking the Bible in order…

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The Frightening Thought of Being Used by God

Soul Food

I told my wife, Michelle, “You know – when you have a cause you strongly believe in, you want to get the word out to the masses. But, when it does begin to get out to the masses it is somewhat terrifying.”

I recently wrote a blog about suicide and the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Apparently, it struck a chord with the public because, in a week’s time, it was viewed just under 200,000 times in 154 countries. In addition, two local TV stations ran stories on it. You can view those stories here, and here.

As the blog I wrote spread I have been forced to continually fight off fear and insecurity. I’ve lost count of how many people from all over the U.S. – and close to home – have contacted me to talk about their own painful journeys. The more people who contacted me…

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The Three R’s: Why Christians Sing

It is the first Monday of the month so we will be discussing worship through song today. The other day I read an article from a man whom I really respect, Bob Kauflin. He is the head guy of Sovereign Grace Music and the one who leads the music at Together for the Gospel. His … Continue reading The Three R’s: Why Christians Sing