Charisma News' Jennifer LeClaire recently reported on a live television sex show that apparently has a pastor—a pastor who holds a doctorate in counseling and leads a national Christian women's ministry—serving as a judge on the show. Then there's the other example of a pastor's wife who is reportedly employed as an exit counselor in an abortion clinic. Both claim that "God is leading them." God leading someone to be a judge on a secular sex show is like Him leading someone to join the pornography industry to lead some to Christ. This makes no sense.
Jennifer then asked, "Is the Church Compromising the Gospel in the Name of Impacting Culture?" I would say, "ABSOLUTELY!" Without genuine guidance from the Holy Spirit, we find ourselves in the same place as Samson—he knew not that the Spirit of the Lord had departed from him (cf. Judges 16:20).
Before asking if something is culturally relevant or permissible, we should ask, "Does it glorify Christ?" Is it consistent with our Christian character? Will it send the right message? Will it cause others to stumble or think less of the gospel? more >>
Christian mother of two Jessey Eagan is making headlines with her announcement that she's using the 40 days of lent as an opportunity to "idetify with the other" by wearing a hijab and blogging about her experiences, #40daysofhijab, on her website, where she's sharing some of the reactions she's received from both Muslims and Christians around her community in Peoria, Illinois, and beyond.
The inspiration that led Eagan to wear the hijab for 40 days can be read in Part 1 of The Christian Post's interview in which she explains why she decided to wear the scarf headcoverings traditionally worn by women in some Muslim sects and what impact this gesture is having on the people she meets.
In Part 2 of CP's interview with Eagan (below), she talks about how she and her husband strive to connect with Muslims in their community, adding that her primary goal behind #40daysofhijab isn't to convert Muslims to Christianity or evangelize to them but to spark dialogue and understanding among people of all faiths. more >>
America's crises today are as dire as those the colonists faced in 1775 and Nazi-era evil.
In 1775 there were 2.5 million people living in British American colonies who were nearly equally divided. One third actively fought for independence; one third were loyalists who supported King George; one third were apathetic and uninvolved.
Of the one third who actively supported independence only 85 percent, or approximately 63,000 were able-boded men. Their opposition was formidable: 40,000 British soldiers, 75,000 loyalists and 75,000 apathetic, uninvolved neighbors. Those fighting for independence were the minority. more >>
A chaplain who once ministered to Navy SEALs could be thrown out of the military after he was accused of failing "to show tolerance and respect" in private counseling sessions in regards to issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality, specifically homosexuality and pre-marital sex, according to documents obtained exclusively by Fox News.
Lt. Commander Wes Modder, who is endorsed by the Assemblies of God, has also been accused of being unable to "function in the diverse and pluralistic environment" of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.
"On multiple occasions he discriminated against students who were of different faiths and backgrounds," the Chaplain's commanding Officer Capt. Jon R. Fahs wrote in a memorandum obtained by Fox News. more >>
I would love to go a month – or even a week – without having to address this, but the cycle of social madness continues unabated, all centered on the "T" of LGBT, namely, transgender.
To repeat what I have said many times before, I have compassion for those who struggle with their gender identity, and we should do whatever we can to help them find wholeness from the inside out (in other words, working to help them be at home in their bodies without having to undergo radical surgery and be on hormones for life).
At the same time, we cannot impose the struggles of an extremely tiny minority (estimated at 3 per 1,000 people) on society as a whole. more >>
As predicted by many, it has happened, the world's first three-way gay marriage. In Thailand, three gay men, known only as Art, Bell and Joke, exchanged marital vows in a wedding sanctioned by the Buddhist church, but not by the government, which officially forbids same sex marriage. While the announcement was just made public, the trio married on Valentine's Day in the country's Uthai Thani Province. According to Bell, "Some people may not agree and are probably amazed by our decision, but we believe many people do understand and accept our choice. Love is love, after all."
Unfortunately, Bell, along with advocates of same sex marriage, has a misguided view of marriage. As noted by Brian Brown, President of the National Association of Marriage, it is "an institution that serves to bind the complementary halves of humanity — male and female — in a publicly declared relationship that is designed to be stable, permanent, exclusive and faithful." Brown believes the main reason why men and women come "together in holiday matrimony" is that this sacred union "offers the potential for children... and children are why the government is interested in marriage in the first place."
Sorry, Bell, the institution of marriage is not just about love. Marriage has throughout human history been the best method to not only unite couples together, but also to propagate our species. Advocates of same sex marriage are making a mockery of this precious institution and opening the door for even more creative interpretations such as three-way unions. more >>