Faith & Religion
Where Is the Virtue?
Our culture has become soft. We suppose that sex is too trivial to require virtue, yet we also believe it is so significant that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity.
Why Pastors Should Get Political
By Julie Roys   |   03.29.14
“Can you imagine if (Abolitionist William) Wilburforce said, ‘I don’t want to teach about the slave trade. I don’t want...
Fred Phelps and the Anti-Gospel of Hate — A Necessary Word
By Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.   |   03.27.14
Fred Phelps is dead. The fire-and-brimstone preacher, who for many years was pastor of the institution known as Westboro Baptist...
Lesbian Sex, HIV, Esau, and Christ
It was a vexing, soul-stirring, Sunday morning. First came my devotions, flaming with the words of Jesus on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). Second was a New York Times article about the transmission of HIV through lesbian sexual relations. Third came a powerful sermon, from the pastor at the church we’ve been attending, about Esau from Hebrews 12:12–17. Here’s how they relate — and vex and stir — in reverse order.
Lent or No Lent?
By Julie Roys   |   03.12.14
Like most evangelicals, I grew up viewing Lent as goofy at best and legalistic at worst.  Most of the kids...
We Are Not ‘All God’s Children’
By Matt Barber   |   02.13.14
You’ve heard it said that “We are all God’s children.” This rings flowery and nice. It’s an insidious lie. Indeed,...
Bill Nye’s Reasonable Man — The Central Worldview Clash of the Ham-Nye Debate
By Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.   |   02.05.14
Last night’s debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham attracted a huge international audience and no shortage of controversy—even before...
So, You Say You Want Change?  Really?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   01.12.14
There is much hand-wringing over the violence and chaos of Chicago’s inner city neighborhoods and the fiscal crises facing the...
Duck Dynasty and the Ducking Church
I appreciate the Robertson family’s strong commitment to biblical principles and their refusal to back down under intense media pressure over Phil Robertson’s comments in a recent interview. As the Robertson controversy winds down—at least for now—I have been amazed at how many churches have apparently “ducked” out on the issue (sin). Some were even quick to condemn Phil Robertson.
Duck Dynasty, Gay Activism, and the Clash of 2 Cultures
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   12.21.13
You knew it would happen sooner or later. An outspoken, wildly popular, conservative Christian who doesn’t give a hoot—or in...
The Testimony of Raleigh Mayberry Jr.
In 2 Corinthians 5:17, the Apostle Paul teaches us that “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Did George Washington Predict America’s Fall?
By Matt Barber   |   12.05.13
It’s that bustling time between Thanksgiving and Christmas (Christ’s Mass), our nationally recognized and congressionally “established” birthday celebration for Jesus,...
Scrooge Alert: Boycott Radio Shack this Christmas
The American Family Association is calling for a limited one-month boycott of Radio Shack over the company’s censorship of the...
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