Well, that didn't take long. Wheaton's Fall 2014 hire Julie Rodgers, a "gay celibate Christian," has resigned from her post amid her shifting viewpoint on same-sex relationships , as reported by Eric Teetsel, Executive Director of the Manhattan Declaration. Rodgers, who served as a ministry associate for spiritual care, wrote and spoke often of her commitment to honor God's prescription for sexuality and marriage by remaining celibate. Now Rodgers says her commitment "has evolved through the years."
On her personal blog, Rodgers explains:
Though I've been slow to admit it to myself, I've quietly supported same-sex relationships for a while now. When friends have chosen to lay their lives down for their partners, I've celebrated their commitment to one another and supported them as they've lost so many Christian friends they loved. more >>
If we are really going to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution, then we must be a spiritual army, and if we are really going to be a spiritual army, then we must be a people who are submitted to authority.
Otherwise, there will be a revolution, but not a Jesus revolution. It will be a revolution of the flesh, a revolution of rebellion, of pride, of self-will, of independence, of retaliation, of carnal anger – of everything other than the Spirit of God.
It will not be born in heaven, but it will be "earthly, unspiritual, of the devil" (Jacob [James] 3:14). It could even, God forbid, lead to violent confrontations. more >>
An 18-year-old student from an academic institution in Wisconsin has accused a professor of forcing her to omit references to the Bible for a class assignment.
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County Professor Annette Kuhlman is guilty of religious discrimination for not allowing biblical references in a sociology project, student Rachel Langeberg claims.
GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has joined the chorus of conservative commentators condemning the revelations that Planned Parenthood is allegedly selling aborted baby body parts, and repeated his vow to defund the organization if he is elected president.
"Planned Parenthood has proven to be a repulsive, revolting, stomach-churning enterprise that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Destroying innocent human life and harvesting human organs is beyond barbaric — it is unimaginably immoral, grotesque, and evil," Huckabee told Breitbart News on Wednesday.
"What makes America unique is our respect and sanctity of the value of every single human being. Planned Parenthood does not represent these values and deprives millions of children of their God-given right to life and liberty." more >>
"A nation that prefers disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one." - Alexander Hamilton
In the middle of the Cold War, then-Governor Ronald Reagan quoted the above warning in his 1964 classic speech, "A Time to Choose." Similar to Winston Churchill awakening Great Britain amidst the growing Nazi threat in 1940, the "Great Communicator" sensed a gathering storm and challenged multitudes capitulating to big-government socialism and Communism.
For eight years, I've served with other courageous leaders investing a significant portion of ministry to compassionately confront the dangerous acceptance of sexual behavior that the Bible labels as "moral impurity", "degrading", "shameless", "indecent", "unnatural" and "perversion" (Rom.1:24-27). While we are to reach out in love to every individual, we must resist an agenda dishonoring our Creator, undermining the sanctity of marriage and attempting to redefine it so homosexual unions, polyamory and polygamy are considered acceptable, normal and beautiful. more >>
TLC canceled its long-running reality TV series "19 Kids and Counting" on Thursday, two months after the show was suspended in the wake of a decade-old molestation scandal involving Josh Duggar and at least two of his sisters.
In a statement released today, TLC confirmed that the Duggar family's reality show "will no longer appear on the air" after 10 seasons.
"19 Kids and Counting" followed the lives of the Arkansas-based Christian family whose conservative values and faith-inspired lifestyles made them an instant hit when they first appeared on air back in 2008. more >>