Hitchens did not hide behind intellectual scorn and he did not fear the open exchange of ideas.
The very fact that Stephen Hawking has reached his 70th birthday is an astounding fact in itself. Hawking, perhaps the world’s most famous scientist, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 21.
Some predictions are rather safe to make. 2012 is almost certain to be a determinative year on the issue of same-sex marriage.
With the closing of the year, we find the need to put the year into some kind of historical perspective.
These graduates are not now to be set loose because we recognize today their worthiness. No, we openly declare their unworthiness in and of themselves — even armed with their newly minted degrees. They have been called to this service by God and it is he who has made them worthy by the gift of his grace.
Herman Cain would be in a very different position today if he had been able to say that he had never socialized alone with a woman other than his wife, and that he had never engaged in a relationship or friendship with any woman that was unknown to and unaccompanied by his wife.
Children are being pushed into the digital world at ever-earlier ages.
It is sheer nonsense to state that no candidate for public office (or public official) “should be questioned about his or her private sexual life.”
When voters in Mississippi voted down the human personhood amendment last week, they sent a clear and undeniable message — the pro-life movement is not as pro-life as it thinks it is. The truth is that, even in what may be the most pro-life state in the union, the most basic moral logic of the pro-life movement is not fully embraced or understood.
No one thought it would end this way. Joe Paterno, the legendary head football coach at Penn State University heard of his firing by the school’s board of trustees by phone last night. The Penn State disaster must serve as a warning to us
Shorter University and Mercer University are institutions of higher education in Georgia, and both have been historically related to the Georgia Baptist Convention. Both schools have been in the news in recent days over the issue of homosexuality.
Joel Osteen is in the news once again, this time for saying that Mormonism is just another form of Christianity.
Evangelical Christians will either stand upon the authority and total truthfulness of the Bible, or we will inevitably capitulate to the secular worldview.
Christian parents must be concerned, not just with what content children are watching, but how much exposure they really experience. Something has gone wrong when the default position of the television is on, rather than off.
Would you attend a same-sex wedding ceremony? That question was posed recently to Houston pastor Joel Osteen, and Osteen said that he would attend, if the wedding involved friends.
From a Christian perspective, Mormonism is a new religion, complete with its own scripture, its own priesthood, its own rituals, and its own teachings.
An interview that begins with a statement like, “Well, Piers, to me, faith is all about learning to be happy where you are,” is probably not going to end well.
Who is and is not an evangelical? With whom should evangelicals cooperate in Gospel efforts, and who not? What theological expressions are truly evangelical, and which are beyond the pale?
If we will not defend life in the womb, eventually the dignity of every single human life is thrown over the fence.
It is not enough to affirm biblical inerrancy in general terms. The integrity of this affirmation depends upon the affirmation of inerrancy in every detailed sense.
Our Christian vocabulary is absolutely essential, and “sin” is an indispensable explanation. These acts of terror were not merely attacks upon individuals, or attacks upon America, or attacks upon civilization - these were attacks upon God’s dignity, God’s creatures, God’s law, and God’s glory.
The challenge of defining evangelical identity remains one of the most important challenges for the movement — and one that entails no small amount of controversy.
The denial of a historical Adam means not only the rejection of a clear biblical teaching, but also the denial of the biblical doctrine of the Fall, leading to a very different way of telling the story of the Bible and the meaning of the Gospel.
A church that lacks the doctrinal conviction and courage necessary to prosecute an atheist pastor for heresy is a church that lost its Christian identity — a long time ago.
Their obituaries may have been published side by side, but — in the truest sense — Gordon Kaufman and John Stott were never on the same page.