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Modern Day Implications of Shari'a Law

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the global community has been saturated with carefully nuanced descriptions that explain the Muslim faith to a world that had previously given little attention to this 7th century religion.

Olympians Behaving Badly

We want heroes like Eric Lidell of "Chariots of Fire" fame, who overcame insurmountable odds in athletics and live heroic lives of sacrifice as well. But as we regularly witness in college and professional sports, and, recently, the Olympics these fine, young athletes are too often, unfortunately, not fine young men and women.

Haïti: Cursed or Blessed?

Every time a disaster happens anywhere in the world some within the Christian community tell us it's the judgment of God being poured out on sinful people. It has become increasingly difficult for me to think in those terms.

Where is God in this Mess?

Massive earthquakes in Haiti, persecution in Pakistan, the cataclysmic Tsunamis, Hurricane Katrina and the 9-11 terrorism all stir up a storm of profound questions about the presence of God in the affairs of our human family.

Faith-Based Contradiction

The Times is irked because the President has not yet "made good on his promise" to overturn what they deem a "constitutionally suspect" aspect of the Bush policy. What's really irksome is the New York Times' contempt for religious freedom.

'Creation' Expelled?

Frankly, it seems to me that if a film attacks Christianity or contains beliefs that are contrary to the Bible, and is well produced, the movie industry in America would jump at the opportunity to show it to the public—if, of course, it would make money.

Clergy and Economists: Allies Not Adversaries

While the clergy and economists emphasize different paths to their common objectives, those paths complement each other. Yet they are commonly discussed as if they represent morally irreconcilable differences in objectives because people tend to confuse means with ends.

Is Obama the Antichrist?

More than one Christian friend has suggested to me, in all seriousness, that President Obama is the Antichrist. I haven't taken such suggestions too seriously, but recently ...