For many centuries, evangelistic outreaches to Muslims have been deeply frustrating and mostly unfruitful. Many factors have hindered the Spirit's work in drawing Muslim people to the amazing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is so much we can learn from the crises and acts of violence in Charlottesville, including two crucial Biblical ironies. Human conflicts are never simply between good and evil. In fact, very often it is evil versus evil.
The most technologically advanced museum ever – the awesome, upcoming Museum of the Bible – will open later this year in Washington, just three short blocks from the Capitol Building and only steps from the Washington Mall.
What does the largest and fastest growing minority group in America think of Israel as a nation in 2017, and of the American policies toward Israel?
So, where is the seeming harmony between these disparate groups coming from? What could these two divergent groups have in common that enables their frequent, seeming public harmony?
One measure of the importance of Passion Week and Resurrection Sunday is the influence of these four awesome holy days on the primary symbols of Christian faith.
The Biblical story of Jesus death and resurrection has inspired an abundance of creative works — including engaging novels, dramatic plays, and memorable movies — that significantly depict this utterly marvelous story.
Dear President Trump, As Evangelical leaders, we voice together our heartfelt appreciation for the thoughtful comments you made at the very beginning of your speech to the joint session of Congress on February 28.
There are many great themes people have proposed for 2017, and numerous Bible verses that brothers or sisters in the Lord could select as wise, focused sources of Divine Light for the new year, 2017.
By any measure, "2016 has been incredible" is a huge understatement. And now as we are about to move swiftly into 2017, there is at least one more incredible moment: the rare convergence of the first evening of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve.
What a Divine gift to live in such transformative times! There has been plenty of memorable excitement around us all this year 2016 — both before and after our disruptive election.
The closer we all approach voting in the November 8 elections, the more evident the sincere anxiety of many people. Understood! Both of the major candidates are deeply flawed, and yet we each need to vote because we do not want the crucial selection of the "least bad" candidates left up to everybody else!
I am writing these reflections on September 11, 2016, just 15 years after what many call the most tragic day in American history — the day in which more than 3,000 innocent civilians died at the hands of young murderous, suicidal devotees of an oppressive religion.
This Sunday, September 11, is the 15th remembrance of the awful terror attacks on the World Trade Center. In each of our lives much has happened in these past fifteen years since that terrible morning, but it is good to go back to recall some of what we learned at that time.
We now live in a very eerie, disorienting, disheartening time. Just when America needs trusted leadership, after two high profile conventions we have two major candidates who are generally not liked and distrusted.
When it comes to creating vibrant personal livelihood and economic vitality, economic historian Gerald Sirkin believed that there is one very dependable but depletable resource that most of us have seriously ignored.
Commitment to even a good cause is absurdly difficult to achieve in our highly partisan national and local politics. However, I know that it is profoundly within our reach.
Our National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday of May: May 5 in this year AD 2016. There is so much in our national life that needs prayer — where do we begin?
Can we draw attention again to the tragic brokenness of American college education? Many of us are wondering this year how Washington DC became so broken. Perhaps some of the deeper moral problems of our national leadership are pathologies that affect much of the whole country.
In both Biblical teaching and in personal experience, there is much to learn from crises of the "establishments." Godly change is a constant staple of Biblical teaching, and also continuing change is central to Spirit-led living.
"Surely, Christians and Muslims pray to the same God," we are told often.
The ignorance, illogic, and intolerance of the illiberal "liberal press" were dramatically demonstrated in yesterday's NY Daily News (NYDN) cover story: "God Isn't Fixing This."
In last weekend's Wall Street Journal article on a "new" approach to Sunday School at a large and influential New York City church that is surrounded by poverty and educational dysfunction, the reporter noted without alarm that this is "a jazzed-up Sunday School, without a Bible in sight."
Students' scores for reading reveal a lot about America and American families.
Will We Reform Our Stupid, Evil Penitentiaries? A South Korean Prison, Aptly-Named 'Hope,' Points the Way
Of the many American crises, one of the most horrific concerns our increasing mass incarceration. This escalating tragedy is beginning to catch the attention of many in the media and in Congress.