Tens of millions of Americans were shocked to their core by the unforeseen, unprecedented, and turbulent presidential election of 2016. Even more shocking for many have been the divisive rhetoric, demonstrations (sometimes violent) and vows of complete resistance to President Trump and his new administration commencing before his inauguration.
Once in a while a character crosses the world stage and plays a completely unexpected, although important role, in history. Lars Olof Lennart Nilsson, who died on January 28 at the age of 94, was just such a man.
It was already certain on election day that whichever candidate won, he or she would be the least popular president-elect in U.S. history. So, what are Christians to do?
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we must always remember that the terrible reality of the crucifixion awaits.
Three innocent people gunned down in the prime of life, six young children made fatherless by the senseless actions of one angry, deranged, anti-social loner given to fits of rage (sound familiar?).
Pope Francis made a powerful statement by meeting with gay marriage dissenter Kim Davis. But imagine how much more powerful it would have been had the meeting been public, rather than private.
To witness the faith and forgiveness of the African-American members of Charleston's Emanuel AME Church is to expose the current generation to the life-changing impact and power of the non-violent, reconciling message of the 1960s civil rights revolution that transformed our nation in so many important and critical ways.
Critics of American exceptionalism dismiss it as dangerous, nationalistic arrogance, pointing to unilateralism as evidence of a defiant refusal to play by the global rules.
If God is the giver of the fundamental human right to religious liberty, then no merely human power may rightly take it away. Baptists refer to this right as “soul competency.”
President Obama's decision to intervene in Libya is the opposite and correct decision to the wrong decision by President Clinton not to intervene in Rwanda
There are many reasons the 2010 health care reform should be repealed. One reason centers on abortion funding
The decision by Apple to remove surreptitiously an iPhone application related to the Manhattan Declaration is nonsense at best and censorship at worst.
The push to allow open homosexuals into the armed forces is back in full gear. Senators need to hear now that any attempt to overturn the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy should be rejected.
This was an historic election. It will be looked upon in the future as an election that changed the political landscape of the country.
Tomorrow, Americans have the privilege to go to the polls and cast ballots for the candidates they prefer to represent them in Washington
There is no question that community organizing remains a critical cog in the president's worldview, but Obama is not alone among Washington, D.C., power brokers in his affinity for Alinsky.
The question of God's divine sovereignty and man's free will, or "free agency" as The Baptist Faith & Message describes it, has vexed, teased, tantalized, and bedeviled serious Christians for centuries. How do Christians reconcile these two great biblical truths?
I am delighted the court's Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth made the decision to uphold the rule of law as passed by the Congress of the United States, the people's elected representatives.
America is fundamentally distinct from all other countries in its founding, in its national life, and in the values, rights and privileges it confers upon its citizens. In other words, America is exceptional.
As Americans we must accept responsibility for advocating for the beleaguered citizens of North Korea.
Donald Berwick was nominated as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Barack Obama in mid-April. Just over two months after that announcement, the White House revealed July 6 the president had given the Harvard pediatrician a recess appointment, completing an end run around Congress.
The recent passage of the new law in Arizona is a cry for help from the citizens of a state made desperate by the federal government's shameful and flagrant dereliction to its duty to control the nation's borders and to enforce its laws.
To visit the Holocaust Museum is to be changed in important and painful ways.
It is virtually impossible to teach a course about the Bible in a public school context—particularly when the students are minors—and be objective and fair.
Why are groups such as the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Women's Media Center, and numerous "pro-choice" groups apoplectic over a Super Bowl commercial sponsored by Focus on the Family?