The seven deadly sins are also called capital sins. What makes these sins deadly is that they're spiritually corrupting. Whereas Christian charity inclines our hearts toward the love of God and neighbor, the seven deadly sins imprison us through a kind of self-worship.
You can call it what you want. Airstrikes. Limited military action. Leading a coalition. But let's face it, the U.S. is at war again in the Middle East. In times like these, I can't help but wonder what my friend Chuck Colson would have thought.
It's easy to forget that every human being is made in God's image – even those behind bars.
A grave humanitarian crisis is sweeping Iraq. The President has announced humanitarian aid and air strikes against ISIS. He needs to do more. President Obama has said there's no military solution to this crisis. But there are other measures to take, and Wolf is calling for the president to take a number of them immediately, including:
Have you ever asked a young atheist why he or she doesn't believe? Well, one researcher did. And the answers may surprise you.
With the success of the U.S. soccer team, more Americans than ever before have watched the World Cup. And one player's faith is making headlines.
To those of you who don't think religious freedom is that important, I've got a message for you: It isn't. It isn't, that is, if you don't care about any of your freedoms.
If you're like me, you were probably irked that Harvard would allow a reenactment of a satanic black mass. But hold on, because there's a lesson in all this.
But as James teaches us, a Christian faith that's all bark and no bite isn't faith at all, and can't save anybody. So this sad statistic about young Christians and sex before marriage ought to challenge us, as the epistle says, to "show our faith by what we do."
Harvard is once again touting a dubious scrap of papyrus that claims to quote Jesus as having a wife. Why would they do that? The fragment is what those who worked on the fragment want to find — they need it to be real. That's because the fragment allows them to talk about "Christianities," plural, and "questions about family and marriage and sexuality and Jesus."
For the past several decades, the scope of what constitutes protected and permissible speech has been narrowing. Views that were commonplace in 2008 are regarded as beyond the pale now. Evidently, the only way to get back into good graces is to publicly recant your position.
In the contraceptive mandate case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby—argued Tuesday, March 25th—the government asserts that corporations can't exercise religion because they're not people – and that the people who own corporations can't exercise religion through them because they aren't corporations. Did you follow that? Me neither. But it's true.
As several colleagues of mine have pointed out, the level of vituperation among Christians over Darren Aronofsky's film is "nuts." Roberto Rivera, a colleague, said that we shouldn't look to the entertainment industry for validation of our beliefs and way of life. And that, sadly, is what too many of us are doing.
If we want to respond to this opportunity and actually reach this unattached generation, we're going to have to connect them with something they really value. We're going to have to refine our message and our ministry—no more half-hearted Christianity.
An FDA panel is currently reviewing a procedure that would allow a child to inherit genetic material from three different people. If that sounds like one too many to you, congratulations! Your moral intuition is more highly developed than that of many scientific researchers.
Innocent blood is crying from the ground of North Korea. While I'm pleased that the U.N. is urging the international community to get tough on the North Korean regime for destroying the lives of its twenty-five million people, there's a worldview irony peeking out from the pages of its recent report.
There's a right way and a wrong way to watch the upcoming "Son of God" movie. Just as with Gibson's blockbuster ten years ago, we also need to be a little careful.
New findings out of my alma mater, Yale University, would seem to suggest that humans are born with an innate sense of morality. Where have I heard that before?
According to a study about to be published in the American Journal of Sociology, being conservative Protestant, i.e., an evangelical, is not helpful when it comes to staying married. There's the question of just who is a "conservative Protestant."
The Christian sun is rising in the east. Eastern Europe, that is. And the Western media just doesn't get it.
You'd think that Christians would be completely safe in the land of Gandhi. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. If I asked you to name the country that has witnessed the single greatest outburst of anti-Christian violence in recent years, you'd probably guess somewhere like North Korea or an Islamic country such as Egypt.
We're at war. Or at least, war is being waged on our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe. Sometime in November, the North Korean regime publicly executed eighty people in seven cities across the country. In each instance, a crowd was forced to watch as ten people, their heads covered with white bags, were tied to stakes and machine gunned to death.
Here's a question – just how low will Hollywood go to advertise an animated kids' Thanksgiving movie?
Yesterday we talked about Dracula and Christianity. Today let's talk about zombies and...the resurrection of the dead.
A sign of the times? In movies and on TV, what was once evil becomes if not good, at least sympathetic – or cool. And NBC's "Dracula" is no exception.