At this time of the year, in churches around the world, the opening chapters of Matthew and Luke will be read afresh, describing the miraculous births of Jesus and His forerunner John. In light of a recent 500-page Senate report, detailing some of the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood, I thought it good to retell the story, but with a striking new twist.
There is no controversy like the controversy that surrounds the city of Jerusalem, the most divided city on the earth and the most coveted city on the earth.
For 8 years, we have watched Islamic terrorist attacks take place around the world and on our own shores, with the bloody, gory death toll rising by the day (roughly 30,000 attacks since 9/11).
What comes to mind when you hear the words National Geographic? Do you think of exotic pictures from the jungles of Africa or up-close documentation of an erupting volcano or the discovery of a stone-age, Amazon tribe previously lost to civilization? If so, brace yourself.
In his December 9th article "Has the Trumpian Revolution Begun?," long-time conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan dared to say that, with the Trump presidency, "we may be entering a post-liberal era." Could it be true?
Is it dangerous for Christian leaders to mix politics and religion? Is that a confusion of their calling? Or is it important for Christian leaders to address all areas of life, including politics?
While flying home recently from an overseas trip, I watched a movie in which the CIA played a prominent role, and if the movie is anything is close to reality, the CIA knows a lot — and I mean a whole lot, from what's on our computers to what we're talking about on our phones.
Unfortunately, there are professional race-baiters who thrive on divisive, identity politics and who are more successful the more they provoke hostilities. And people of faith are not immune to their tactics.
Speaking on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Hillary Clinton warned of, "The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year."
In a recent New York Times op-ed titled "The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead," white Christian leaders Tony Campolo and Shane Clairborne argue that "the reputation of evangelicalism" is a "casualty" of the Trump election.
For years I have said that gay activists and their allies would overplay their hand and that their bullying would backfire.
There are few things more intimate than a gravesite funeral service attended by a handful of family members and friends, and if I were a homophobic person, you would think that I would have been mortified at the news that the rabbi presiding at the ceremony was openly gay.
Rather than learn some valuable lessons from the resounding electoral victory of Donald Trump and the Republican Party, it appears that the left is lurching further leftward, thereby paving the way to its own demise.
Adolph Hitler and the Nazis committed some of the most horrific acts known to the human race, systematically murdering millions of Jews
I find it ironic that the same people who have mocked us for years as hypocrites, bigots, haters, homophobes, transphobes, and worse now tell us that we have lost our moral credibility by voting for Trump.
Please allow me a moment to vent. I assure you that it will be controlled venting, without vitriol, hyperbole, or vindictiveness. But venting it will be. Shall we call it holy venting?
If President Trump does not oppose same-sex "marriage," I will be disappointed but not surprised. That's why his recent comments on "60 Minutes" were disappointing but not surprising.
But was this election really about "the idolatry of white supremacy and self-preservation"? Did white evangelicals simply ignore Trump's "racism, misogyny, and ethnocentrism," indeed, his alleged "blatant" racism?
Really now, even though millions of conservative Christians would have been terribly upset had Hillary won, do you think that students on Christian campuses would be sitting with therapy dogs and coloring books to comfort them in their grief?
No sooner was it clear that Donald Trump would be our next president then the "racist" and "sexist" charges started to fly.
As the political pundits weigh in on the many sociological and ideological factors that contributed to Donald Trump's stunning victory, allow me to weigh in on the spiritual side of things.
Dear Brandon and Jen, We've never met or talked before, but I appreciate the fact that you read my book Can You Be Gay and Christian?
Eight years ago, and again four years ago, conservative white Americans were told that the reason we did not vote for Barack Obama was because we were racist. Now, conservative American men are being told that the reason we are not voting for Hillary Clinton is because we are sexist.
According to Carl Lentz, pastor of the Hillsong megachurch in New York City, people are lost without Jesus and salvation is only found in Him.
On October 30, at a rally in Colorado, Donald Trump proudly held up a rainbow-colored, gay flag on which was written "LGBT's for Trump."