In the wake of the tragedy of 9/11, moderate Muslims worked to distance themselves from the radical Islamic attackers, standing on the long-repeated claim that Islam is a peaceful and loving religion. If this is true, now is the perfect opportunity to prove it.
In the recent AMNews, we physicians were given talking points on how to tell our patients about ObamaCare. It was so full of "happy-speak" that one must wonder if the AMA has paid lobbyists for the Administration.
Many people operate under the naive assumption that atheists base their views on reason while Christians base their views on faith. In reality, it is just the opposite.
Privacy in our culture has come to serve not a deepening of community life but an ever deeper sense of social isolation.
There are two sides to our country's ever-swirling debate regarding same-sex "marriage."
The only ingrained "orientations" that the real you possesses are those mindsets that you choose to continue embracing. A Christian who views himself as "gay" or herself as a "lesbian" is a believer whose thinking has been molded to "conform to the pattern of this world."
Many Americans are proud of where they come from; this is no less true of the people of the Gulf Coast.
It looks like Kagan's going to be a Supreme Court judge to rule over us for 30 to 40 years. This is what a Democrat-run Senate does. But it's also what happens when Republican senators are self-centered and don't fight for families.
The Scriptures assure us that God has already done everything necessary to provide us with salvation and to free us from the control of the sinful nature. (see Romans 8:1-11) The critical question is this ...
If, like most Americans, you believe that religion should not influence politics, then you have been brainwashed into believing one of the oldest politically correct lies on earth.
Morally-liberal and a judicial activist at heart and in practice, Ron George, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court, has announced he won't run for reelection in November.
The truth is that there is a "new town square" and our churches better have a visible - and I would argue - leadership position in it.
Both Kirk and Buckley agreed that the conservative tradition had its roots in spirituality –specifically, the Judeo-Christian tradition.
If we want to be effective agents in aiding the poor, we should focus our efforts in directions leading to the enhanced value of an hour of labor.
Much has been written about the decline of religion and rise of secularism in America and the rest of the developed world. Prospects for a turnaround reside, paradoxically, with the New Atheists.
A thief has accomplished what the courts and a host of ACLU attorneys could not – they've gotten that cross out of the way.
Alas, much of the contemporary church has short-changed Jesus. It has replaced Christ with methods, strategies, concepts, principles, doctrines, programs, fads, gimmicks, etc., and has lost Him
Tea parties are changing the face of political participation, but critics of the tea party movement point to these grassroots upstarts as "extreme," "angry," "racist" and even "seditious."
For all of their disagreements, America's founders found ways to pray together, and virtually all of them believed that the nation's civic leaders should encourage prayer.
With his new book, Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street (Howard Books, 2010), Wallis drops all pretense to holding the center as he piles on with the horde of religious left activists and others now demonizing Wall Street.
Easter is this weekend. I hope you've been inviting people like a rabid fool. Don't think of it as just an "event" where we try to get a huge number of people
May the crucified agony of Jesus, endured for you and me, move us to the depths of our being, and may the matchless joy of that first Easter day
Ten years, four churches and millions of cups of Starbucks later [I'm convinced that's the drug of choice for church workers] I've had a first hand-look at how the church works and I'm convinced we've got some things that drive me crazy that need to change.
We know that most women who have an abortion say they are motivated by worry they cannot afford to raise a baby. If they do not have health insurance, that worry surely increases.
The gospel is not doing social work, but that does not mean social work is irrelevant to those who embrace the gospel.