At no point in my life have I or will I ever have the same type of brotherhood as what I have been blessed enough to have cherished for four years. From the outside, people would call us strangers. From the inside, you are my brother.
Untimely Deaths of High School Seniors Present Challenges and Opportunities for Classmates, Family and Friends
It happens decades before it should. Sometime before a May graduation one or more members of a senior class could wake up one morning and never live to see another day. It makes no sense; these boys had their entire lives in front of them. None of us will ever understand such tragedy and we're not supposed to.
The Interview opened in about 331 independent theaters on Christmas Day and as of January 6, had made $31 million off video streaming. And thanks to North Korea's marketing, $5.99 of that was mine.
Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle have issued statements in support of President Obama's decision on Thursday to provide "limited" airstrikes on Iraq. However politically popular the decision may prove to be with the Capitol Hill crowd and conservatives in particular, some Christians, particularly on the left, are struggling with the strategy.
Anyone who has spent time south of the Mason Dixon line, especially in the Deep South, knows that an order of iced tea at Three Sisters in Jackson, Mississippi means one laced with a heavy dose of sugar. However, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, is most likely going to get a gallon of tart, unsweet tea poured on him if Tea Party favorite and State Senator Chris McDaniel defeats him on Tuesday, as most pundits predict.
Phil Robertson, the patriarch of Louisiana's Duck Dynasty clan is being accused once again of making "anti-gay" remarks when he quoted Scripture during at sermon he delivered at his home church in West Monroe on Easter Sunday. Remarks not in a national magazine, nor on TV, nor in any other forum, but in church.
Only days after Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) was caught kissing a staffer in his district office, Republicans in Louisiana were calling on the freshman congressman to immediately resign. One question that many in Louisiana and in Washington are asking is if McAllister is being asked to resign, what about the Bayou State's own Sen. David Vitter?
Political and Pulpit Sex Scandals: Should Christians and Christian Journalists View Them Differently Than Non-Believers?
This week two sex scandals — one involving a national political figure and one a prominent pastor — are making national headlines. Sadly, it's not the first time nor will it be the last we will see these types of stories surface. But as a Christian and a journalist, I am asking myself how I should view and report them.
Georgia based Chick-fil-A, whose owners have taken criticism for their biblical religious views and stance on traditional marriage, have once again secured the top stop as the nations leading chicken chain by beating out KFC. And to top it off, Chick-fil-A did it with half the stores. Some are wondering if it's simply better business practices or possibly a blessing from God.
61 Percent of Americans Believe Pastors and Churches Should Challenge Obama On Religious Liberty Issues; Why Aren't They?
A recent poll commissioned by the Family Research Council found that 61 percent of Americans agree that pastors and churches should challenge the Obama administration when religious liberty issues are at stake. That being the case, then why are so many pastors afraid to speak up on these issues from the pulpit?
Replacing Jesus with Trayvon Martin In Nativity Scene Will Not Reduce Gun Violence or Win Lost Souls
In an effort to draw attention to gun violence, a United Methodist Church in Claremont, California replaced Jesus in their nativity scene with a bloodied creation of Trayvon Martin, complete with hoodie and all. But despite the tragic accident that ended a young teenagers life, Martin's depiction won't end gun violence or remind us of the gift Jesus gave to us through his birth and ultimate death for our sins.
The Family Research Council kicked off their annual Values Voter Summit in the nations capitol on Friday with an all-star line of potential GOP presidential candidates and rising political stars attempting to motivate the social base of the conservative movement. But are there enough "values voters" who will vote to make a difference in the 2014 and 2016 elections?
Just the mention of traveling to the Middle East today may raise safety concerns given all the unrest the region is experiencing. However my recent weeklong tour of Jordan left me with a new understanding and appreciation for a country I can only describe as an oasis of glistening water in an unsettled desert.
Have you noticed a Hollywood institution missing in the debate over Syrian intervention? Why the silence? The reason may surprise you.
As news of last Thursday's announcement that the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow homosexual scouts into their ranks, some groups were glad for the change in policy – but none more so than "GLAAD," a LGBT advocacy group. Their plan is working and it's just beginning to unfold.
On Thursday the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) 1,400 voting members are set to decide whether to open their ranks to allow members who openly confess they are homosexual. If approved, the possibly exists the organization could turn into the country's largest sexual abstinence program. The concept is not absurd as it sounds.
In January of 2012 I had the opportunity to have dinner with Mark Sanford, the former Governor of South Carolina. Besides our love for politics and more than a decade of success in the arena, Mark and I shared another common experience.