S. Michael Craven
I find there is much confusion about secularism — what it is as well as its impact and origin. For some, secularism asserts the right to be free from religious rule
If I am correct — and the history of the church bears this out — then the most effective approach to changing the culture in our day begins by being a faithful presence.
It is the power of the church and not government that needs to be unleashed in America and this can begin with the simple and personal proclamationTags Politics
Rather than a grass-roots movement, the abortion culture was the product of a distinct worldview held by a relatively small network of people—cultural elites who possessed the credentials to shape our key culture-forming institutions.
This is the problem with trying to moralize society through political coercion: good law follows the cultural and moral consensus; it cannot create it.
Changing from the culture of death to a culture of life. This is really an audacious statement when you think about it
According to the most recent research by the Pew Forum on Public & Religious Life, the church appears to be suffering some measure of the Dunning-Kruger effect — in which our incompetence masks our ability to recognize our incompetence.
I think that we easily embrace the love of neighbor in theory but struggle when it comes to actual practice, especially when that “neighbor” represents a social, cultural, or political offense.
The love Jesus taught does not insist on its “rights,” if exercising those rights causes another to suffer.
Islam is more than mere religion in the recently secularized Western sense — i.e., private beliefs that are largely irrelevant to public life.
First, let me just say that to assert “Christianly” thoughts on the topics of Islam, Muslims, and the Ground-Zero mosque is by no means to suggest that this is the authoritative biblical view on these mattersTags Islam
This is by no means my first time to encounter this manner of reaction from fellow Christians. However, this lack of civility and love toward one another should warrant serious concern
My concern with public education centers principally on its role in elevating the state’s authority above that of the family.
I sometimes sense that we may be more interested in merely winning arguments; thus we may wield apologetics as martial arts
There is an overwhelming body of research demonstrating a significant disconnect between professing faith in Jesus Christ and actually following Jesus.