As our nation has said its fond farewells to Senator John McCain (1936-2018), Americans including myself, have pondered the question, "How do you describe John McCain?"
When it comes to the current crisis in immigration policy (a policy that is broken virtually every way a public policy can be broken), Americans and their elected representatives need to keep their eye on the ball — which means the primary, imperative concern must be the welfare and protection of the innocent children who are being victimized on both sides of the border.
As we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence (May 14, 2018) we need to explain to others, and to remind ourselves, why many evangelicals fervently support Israel and the Jewish people.
Early Saturday morning, little Alfie Evans's ordeal ended. I believe with all my heart he is now in the arms of Jesus for eternity. Sadly, our ordeal to survive as a civilized, humane society continues.
It is often said that in America if you want to know what people think is really important, follow the money. In those terms, Christmas is the winner hands down. But for Christians who take their faith seriously, Easter is the culmination of all history.
Today, March 21, 2018, is "World Down Syndrome Day" where the international community recognizes and expresses appreciation for the millions of our fellow human beings who have Down syndrome.
Ruth Graham, the great evangelist's daughter, shared the story of having been divorced, of marrying a second time despite her parents' misgivings, and then having to flee that abusive relationship.
Thank God Billy Graham defended the Gospel rather than surrendering to modern intellectual prejudices and smug assumptions of academic superiority.
I am sad for us, but I am happy for Billy Graham. The Apostle Paul told us that to live is Christ and to die is to gain more of Him (Phil. 1:21). I am confident the first words Billy Graham heard when he entered into glory were "well done, thy good and faithful servant."
We should seize this tragic case to publicize the epidemic of domestic violence in our culture. We should encourage those victimized to come forward, we should take their allegations seriously and we should encourage all victims to remove themselves and their children from physical danger immediately, helping them to find alternative living arrangements when necessary.
I believe it is now time for the appointment of Alan Dershowitz as a new special counsel to investigate the apparent unconstitutional abuses of Americans' civil liberties by rogue officials in the justice department and the FBI.
It is with a heavy heart that I feel compelled to communicate with you concerning the controversy that has engulfed your candidacy for the United States Senate from Alabama.
I am literally broken-hearted over the terrible, gut-wrenching events that transpired last Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
As we celebrate and commemorate the 500th anniversary of the spiritual shot around the world, faithful Protestant Christians have cause to be greatly concerned.
Hugh Hefner was a baneful influence in American life across the last six decades. Hefner's telltale, cloven-hooved footprints are deeply imprinted on much of the misshapen, broken American social and sexual landscape that is littered with the manifold casualties and victims of the sexual revolution he did far too much to popularize and promote.
I have, and will always, ascribe to the sentiment, "I disagree with everything you say, and I will defend to the death your right to say it!" However, no right is absolute. When people are openly, shamelessly, calling for the assassination of the president, I believe we have reached a tipping point.
The incredible speed with which the entire Middle East changed in one week 50 years ago is beautifully summarized by the cover story in The Economist: "IN THE BEGINNING they destroyed Egypt's air force on the ground and knocked the planes of Jordan, Iraq and Syria.
Judge Gorsuch is an eminently qualified nominee, and the fact that the nuclear option had to be invoked is a symptom of deep societal fissures opening up in our culture, and it will add kindling to the bonfire that is smoldering on the horizon.
This is the week that Americans from coast to coast cease their workaday activities and gather with friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving. It is a time-honored ritual, observed by the overwhelming majority of the American population. What are the origins of this celebration, and what meaning should it have for Americans today?
A few weeks ago a Roman Catholic colleague who is a conservative political scientist and economist asked me a thoughtful and unexpected question. "Richard," he said, "Why is it that such a high percentage of the Evangelical 'Never Trumpers' are Calvinists?"
Let me start with a confession. I was a Nixon "loyalist," from the "Kitchen Debate" with Khrushchev in the 1950's up to a couple of days before he resigned in 1974.
A theological-doctrinal controversy has erupted among prominent evangelical leaders concerning whether Christians, in seeking to reach millennials in a post-Christian world, should focus paramount attention on the bodily resurrection of Jesus on the first Easter Sunday, or alternatively, should emphasize the complete accuracy and veracity of Holy Scripture.
In an accompanying column Eric Sapp made the rather startling assertion that "If You Care about the Unborn, You Need to Vote for Hillary."
All of us remember the rush to attend churches and the solace people found in their faith. Unfortunately, the return to faith for many faded quickly, and within months we returned to "normal." However, the new "normal" was different from the old normal with heightened security measures, loss of freedoms, and a significant loss of peace of mind.
This presidential election confronts Christians with a terrible dilemma. Many feel that choosing either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 confronts them with an intolerable outcome. Which one is worse?