We live in a time of frightful, appalling incivility. As you know, there are loving families and cherished friends who can hardly talk together civilly now – especially about crucial social and political concerns.
It is now a year since the violent racial clashes on August 11 and 12, 2017, in sweet Charlottesville, Virginia. There were three bad factions whose foolish purposes clashed violently, leaving one person dead, worsening racial misunderstanding, and obscuring the real racial issues in Virginia and in our country.
One of the most stunning realities of America in 2018 is the extreme divisiveness of our political, social and media environments. Far too often it seems that fellow Christian people's loyalties to a political party or a political movement are stronger than their commitment to our LORD and to the Holy Bible.
Our United States of America has many complex issues that weigh heavily on the hearts of every attentive citizen. This coming Thursday, May 3, 2018, we will be celebrating National Day of Prayer.
Imagine a crisp spring morning on the seashore when the risen Lord Jesus Christ invites you to his surprise charcoal-cooked breakfast!
As Palm Sunday is about King Jesus and accountability to him and Maundy Thursday is about Teacher Jesus and love from him, to him, and for one another — so Good Friday is about Savior Jesus and focuses on his achievement of divine, restorative justice.
Right now we are living in a "hyper-partisan" time in America. Sadly and ironically, that is one thing most of us can agree on.
The Godly witness and martyrdom of Pastor Valentine is now long forgotten.
Whether we are engaging the Bible in personal study or devotional reading – or as a part of a Church service or ministry event – the Bible always has power to transform us – men, women, youth and children.
Have you ever wondered what the ancient people in the East knew about "the Anointed One" – "the Christ" of Christmas – before he was born?
Before "The Anointed One" – "The Christ" of Christmas – was born, what did the ancient peoples in the east know about Him and why were they eager for His upcoming ministry?
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.