It's almost Christmas, and you know what that means: candy canes and holly, mistletoe and reindeer -- and local Grinches who to try to steal Christmas.49 comments
In many ways, "Black Friday" has become a bigger deal than Thanksgiving. So much so that many major retailers have announced that they are opening their doors on Thursday. The hope is that people get down to some serious Christmas shopping. The problem is that it isn't Christmas yet—at least not for Christians.30 comments
Whether you voted for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, whether you're recovering from your all-night celebration or drying the tears from your pillow, today's a good day, as Chuck Colson reminded us, to heed these words of the Apostle Paul: "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
Tomorrow Americans will go to the polls and vote for the next president of the United States. On what basis should we make our decision? Should a candidate's religious faith—or lack of faith—have an impact on whom we vote for?
The new movie "Unconditional" is a powerful tale of loss and renewal. It shows the sobering effects of crime on both victims and criminals, but it also shows how their lives can be transformed, even when everything seems hopeless. And it clearly demonstrates that God is the one who transforms those lives.11 comments
What can we do about the direction our country is headed in? I'll tell you something we can do, and must do. I have been fasting and praying in the run-up to the election. Have you?70 comments
Will a new sexually transmitted superbug convince folks to change their risky behavior? In the name of public health they won't hesitate to ask for radical changes in behavior to combat obesity or hypertension. But when it comes to sexual behavior, they somehow believe that asking for a measure of self-control is asking a bit too much.54 comments
By now, you've certainly heard about the fourth-century papyrus fragment in which Jesus purportedly refers to "my wife." Like the so-called "Gospel of Judas," there is very little here, and what's here is the stuff of Dan Brown novels. Scholars hate it when people draw this kind of connection, but in some sense it's their own fault.19 comments
The disciplinary board at Harvard recently announced that it was investigating allegations of cheating that were described as "unprecedented in anyone's living memory." If the students are found guilty of cheating, they could be suspended for one year and receive other sanctions.10 comments
The "under God" part of the Pledge fo Allegiance has come under attack lately, so it's more important than ever that your child understand why it's there and what it means.299 comments
People say they want to live in a compassionate, inclusive society. Then what about compassion for the unborn? The unborn here are the great exception to the pattern of expanding the circle of those deemed worthy of inclusion and protection in American society.194 comments
Israeli archaeologists recently discovered a coin, dating from the 11th century before Christ. It depicted "a man with long hair fighting a large animal with a feline tail." They see the coin as proof that stories about a Samson-like man existed independently of the Bible.
The liberationists have declared the sexual revolution an unmitigated success. But they're not telling the full story of the sexual revolution. Many intellectuals don't want to see that the fallout from that revolution has broken up families, ruined many lives, and flooded the country with sexually transmitted diseases old and new.158 comments
The debate over whether America is a "Christian nation" has been raging for decades. On the one hand you have those who claim the founders were deists. On the other hand, some Christians paint most or all of the American founding fathers as evangelical Christians. So what's the truth?177 comments
There are always two (or more) sides to a story. And that's the case with Lifeway bookstores and the "Blind Side." A friend of mine has shown me there's a bigger issue surrounding the story, and in fairness, I think it's important that you hear about it.17 comments