Dan Delzell

Special to CP

20 Questions for Christians Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed same-sex marriage upon every state in the nation, it would be wise for each of us to think through this issue a little deeper. And so here are 20 questions for anyone who supports this newfangled definition of marriage:

What If God Granted You One Wish?

If you could wave a magic wand and be granted just one wish, what would it be? And what if rather than a magic wand, you simply needed to present that request to God, with the guarantee that it would be given to you? That is, assuming it does not involve something sinful or harmful to others.

Can Someone Love God Without Accepting Christ?

If a person is going to love God, he must first know the one true God. In other words, he needs to have a relationship with Him. Warm and fuzzy feelings for your "higher power" is one thing. Knowing God personally, specifically, and spiritually is quite another.

The Positive Prophet of Red Letter Christianity

Tony Campolo has been a man on a mission for some time now. As a professor, sociologist, pastor, public speaker, and author, Campolo has always endeavored to live out his faith. He has also sought to present Christianity in what he feels is the most "positive" light. In fact, Tony's personal website describes his role this way: "The Positive Prophet of Red Letter Christianity."

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Think

Do you believe everything that comes across your television screen, or pops up on your computer? Of course not. Likewise, we should be careful that we don't believe everything we think. Some of the stuff which enters our mind has no business being there.

Once You Realize You Deserve God's Wrath

As you might imagine, this analogy strikes a chord with inmates. It would be like a dream come true. Someone else already paid for the crimes you committed. And if this scenario was actually real, imagine how quickly the good news would spread among the inmates at the jail.

How Sexual Disorientation Can Lead to Self-Deception

The idea of "sexual orientation" is the world's way of trying to explain why people experience various sexual desires. In reality, all of us experience some measure of sexual "disorientation." The presence of sin within human nature causes confusion regarding our sexuality.

What If Bruce Jenner Changes His Mind?

Bruce Jenner waited until the age of 65 to start living as a woman. But what if he changes his mind, again? Would he still be accepted by those who have been celebrating his recent transgender announcement? Or would they turn on him if he decided he no longer wanted to live as a woman?

Creflo Dollar Loves What's In His Pocket

In spite of the opulence he chooses to lavish on himself, this multimillionaire makes no apology for piling up a personal fortune. Creflo's appetite for luxury and excessive indulgence seems insatiable.

Andy Stanley Teaches Christians About Sexual Sin

Some sexual sins tend to be portrayed as "worse" than others. But Pastor Stanley recognizes that no one who steps into a church should be made to feel like a second-class sinner. We are all flawed and in need of God's grace. We are all broken by sin, and in need of a Redeemer. Thankfully, Jesus died for all sinners and He loves each one of us.

What Is the World's Most Popular Religion?

If you had to guess, which religion do you think is the most popular? Here is a clue. Billions of people travel this well-worn path, as they place eternal hope in their own ability to secure the ultimate reward.

Why Does God Allow So Much Suffering?

All of us tend to wonder about suffering on a "macro level," as well as a "micro level." On the macro level, "Why does God allow so much suffering in the world?" And on the micro level, "Why did God allow such a painful situation to enter my life, or the life of my loved one?"

'Like a Good Neighbor' Jesus Is There

You have probably seen the State Farm commercials. People who find themselves in a precarious situation simply speak a magic mantra to summon their insurance genie: "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." And poof, an agent is instantly teleported to their exact location. The commercial concludes, "State Farm agents are there whenever you need them."

'Like a Good Neighbor' Jesus Is There

You have probably seen the State Farm commercials. People who find themselves in a precarious situation simply speak a magic mantra to summon their insurance genie: "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." And poof, an agent is instantly teleported to their exact location. The commercial concludes, "State Farm agents are there whenever you need them."

Predestination and God's Desire to Save Everyone

How in the world are Christians supposed to reconcile these two seemingly incompatible doctrines, both of which are clearly taught in Scripture: (1) God predestined people to believe in Jesus. (2) Christ died for everyone and God wants everyone to be saved.

Bill O'Reilly Discusses 'Accepting Jesus as Savior'

Bill O'Reilly is to be commended for his noble efforts to help protect the rights of Christians in our country. Bill's popular television program on the Fox News Channel often exposes the way "secular progressives" seek to diminish the influence of Christianity in America. Having said that, I doubt if Bill realizes the fundamental error he promulgated on his program last week.