"You're an ordained minister, aren't you?" The question came to me from a staffer in a congressional office where I worked fifteen years ago. I was the congressman's district director and briefly acting chief of staff. Years before I had been a White House aide.
Shades of Salem: The Puritans are astir again. The stakes are being driven into the ground. The kindling is being laid. The burning brands flicker. They highlight the features of the servants of darkness.
Recent events show that many contemporary politicians and their minions want the City of God without God, the fruit of Jesus' Kingdom without Jesus, the transforming work of the Holy Spirit without the Holy Spirit, and absolute truth without absolutes.
The ambiguity of policy and strategy now wafting Western nations — including the United States — to a dangerous precipice is the outcome of the "long march" of secular left progressivism through the West's institutions.
"If I could choose one more course for ministry training and preparation, it would be 'Courageous Leadership','' says Thom Rainer in a recent Christian Post article.
"Is there a Churchill among us today?" Since co-authoring "God and Churchill," a new book on the great British leader, I get that question everywhere I speak.
Not since Dr. Frankenstein's minions went scouring through cemeteries and morgues for body parts have we seen anything as sinister as Planned Parenthood's tissue racket.
Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
Ben Carson has been applauded and derided for his statement that he could not support a Muslim for U.S. president unless such a candidate denounced Sharia law.
"Christian culture" ought to be a major concern as European Union justice and interior ministers come together in a special session September 22 to discuss the immigration crisis rumbling their nations. Almost certainly it won't be.
If, as Rick Warren and others have suggested, religious liberty is becoming the major civil rights issue of our time, will Kim Davis be the Rosa Parks of the movement?
So what's behind that curtain? People everywhere are asking that question these days. Others want to avoid it because the thought of "apocalypse" is terrifying to them. However, there is also some very good news behind the curtain of history.
Donald Trump might be the apt president for the selfie age. This is not a good thing.
In this installment we examine a second Trump characteristic evidenced in the August 6 Republican presidential debate and other statements: judgment-impairing presumptuousness.
To whom shall we liken Donald Trump? Now that we have seen The Donald in a debate environment where the Great Singularity has had to match his immense gravitational exertion with the forces of other personalities, how do we perceive him?
Treating animals as humans and humans as animals reveals the ethical schizophrenia of many in contemporary Western culture.
"The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him," wrote Hannah Arendt. They "were neither perverted nor sadistic," just "terribly and terrifyingly normal."
Katherine Steinle died while strolling on a lovely San Francisco pier, a victim of humanist-secular progressivism's fatal flaw, as much as from a bullet fired, allegedly, by a man who had been convicted seven times of felonies, and deported five times.
The day the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision compelling all the states to redefine marriage was considered among the darkest days in our history for some, while others danced and celebrated.
There is a stunned silence in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court of the United States' assault on the Constitution inherent in its ruling on same-sex marriage — even though most knew it was coming. Nevertheless, let us now pause and consider the enormity of the decision.
In his Encyclical, "Laudato Si mi' Signore'" ("Praise be to you, my Lord"), released June 18, Pope Francis reveals an inspiring, dynamic, compassionate heart, and then smothers it in the same old stagnant, wearying strategizing of the finite human mind.
In the West, however, there "is a diminishing sense of the respect for the sanctity of life. And all of this is to be imposed on Africa, at whatever cost: we think that it is immoral and that it is unjust."
The Normandy Invasion is a picture in the frame of space and time, a parable of the coming and advance of God's Kingdom of goodness, peace, and Spirit-given joy in the world.
The Kingdom of God is invisible and immeasurable until its impact is observable and measurable in the form of its "fruit." This is why the biblical Church has so often been underestimated.
This fictional scenario bears at least some resemblance to what Texas Governor Greg Abbott faces as the U.S. Army Special Operations Command prepares to launch Operation Jade Helm this July in Texas, and several other western states. Abbott has instructed the Texas State Guard to monitor the training program. This has evoked heaps of scorn from left-progressive voices, as well as from some in his own party.