Ever hear the old saw that religious people are on the wrong side of history? It isn't true. Turns out, we're on the right side of the future as well.
His son George W. is much better known for his religious convictions, but the senior Bush has a very strong faith as well, which significantly shaped his character and policies as president.
Prayer led by the pastor of the church used to be a normal part of worship services. What was deemed in the past as a part of public worship, has now been minimized, eliminated, or delegated. This is not acceptable or good for the church.
Don't wait for tragedy to strike. Live in Gospel urgency now by choice and share the message of Jesus with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and classmates before it's too late.
Today, Sony is trying to offer consumers toned-down versions of movies that contain raunchy moments so that they will be more acceptable as family entertainment. And some in Hollywood are screaming bloody murder.
I got this email today. I get this at least once a month, so thought I would just post it (and note, this is exactly what was written):
There is a great story that I heard many years ago which I believe speaks quite profoundly to parents.
I developed Church Answers to create a safe place for church leaders to ask questions and interact with each other. It was also the best way to handle the volume of inquiries that come to me.
After serving as President of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2014-2016 and presiding over the 2015 and 2016 Annual Conventions, this year's convention was an interesting journey for me personally.
Here are my thoughts on ways to combat a discourse that has become both verbally and physically violent, dishonest and profane:
My wife and I have been renting for five years and want to buy a home. Could you share any tips so we can make a wise decision?
In 2016, same-sex "marriage" was legalized in Colombia. One year later, the courts have now recognized a polyamorous "family" of three men. And there is no slippery slope?
An opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across America. What can we Christians do about it?
Mattson essentially accuses conservative Christians of succumbing to the Satanic offer of worldly dominion that Jesus rejected. But is the Religious Left absolved for grasping political power because its agenda is reputedly more generous?
Peace isn't easy, especially in today's world. With the recent attacks in Manchester, Kabul, London and Baghdad, we can quickly become disheartened and think that there is nothing we can do.
Conscious fixation on our sovereign, gracious, and loving Lord is the only effective remedy for a troubled heart.
There's a bizarre argument I'm hearing these days which basically goes like this. "Look at how many churches are embracing homosexual practice. This proves we're getting closer to the truth."
Do Hollywood people know what marriage is all about? Let's count up the splits just in 2017.
Teen contraception programs are counterproductive. A new study shows that cutting them actually reduces pregnancies and abortions among teens.
From heads of state to business leaders, from mayors to doctors, the international community and a majority of Americans were united in their condemnation of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change earlier this month.
"What did you have or do in your church ten years ago that you don't have or do today?" The top twenty responses were, for me at least, a fascinating mix of the expected and the surprises.
In the last week, America and the UK have been rocked by two violent attacks, one targeting a conservative Republican in the states and the other targeting religious Muslims in England. In almost every way, these two horrific events are completely unrelated, and yet the liberal world has found a way of joining them together: the right-wing is dangerous!
I love Dr. Seuss, but in the real world, joining hands and singing a musical number is not an effective strategy against evil.
When it comes to anxiety and depression, our young people don't need safe spaces. They need Jesus.
Although longtime Democrat voter and Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson is the one who pulled the trigger at the GOP batting practice in Alexandria, Va. June 14, the Democratic Party and its leftist media sidekicks should take a long look in the mirror.
I know a lot of godless but sorta-kinda-spiritual people who are very happy with their lives. Many of them, especially those in my neck of the woods (the South), even consider themselves "blessed and highly favored."
Dear Dad: You rescued me. Before I was even born, you chose me through adoption. Before you even saw me, your heart opened to me as your son — a child born as a result of rape.
With his head down and his hands between his knees, Abdullahi, leaned forward in the chair slowly recounting a heartrending story of how his wife and children had been stolen from him.
From violent campus protests to the shooting of a congressman, the violent, radical left is rising. But this should not surprise us at all. The handwriting has been on the wall for years.
It's not a pleasant topic. But if we don't talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.