The best arguments against secular atheism and for Christianity are not made in the ivory tower; they're made at street level in every day life. Larry Taunton calls it the "grace effect."
I'll bet you when most people think about the Christian view of sex, a whole host of "thou shalt nots" pops into their minds. And that's a shame.
The busyness being complained about is "almost always...self-imposed: work and obligations they've taken on voluntarily, classes and activities they've 'encouraged' their kids to participate in."
The pro-choice worldview's logical conclusion is there for all to see: In order to maintain the supreme good of a woman's choice, pro-choicers must always and everywhere deny the humanity of the unborn child. Even when their own eyes tell them otherwise.
Evangelical Christians are in danger of tragically misapplying the gospel. It's a mistake we've seen before.
C'mon, is so-called gay "marriage" really a threat to religious freedom? Seriously? Christians are often asked by gay activists why they oppose same-sex "marriage." "How does our marriage hurt you?" they ask.
Expecting parents may soon be able to find out the complete genetic makeup of their baby in utero. But should they?
God's response to suffering and the doubt it produces did not consist of words and finely-crafted arguments but of a person, Jesus Christ. While Buddhism, for example, offers insight into the nature of suffering and its origins, Christianity offers a God who lived and died as one of us and then rose from the dead.
Is it possible that you, as a believer, and your friend, who is a non-believer, could be searching for exactly the same thing?
Would a Western government fund a coercive sterilization program in a Third World country, all in the name of combatting climate change? Sure it would.
Temperance is one of the four cardinal virtues, which the ancients saw as character qualities necessary for people to live a truly good life. It would help to know what temperance is in the first place — and, incredibly, we don't!
Should Christians try to help homosexuals who want to change their sexual orientation? Why is that even a question?
In the newly released film, "The Dictator," the title character is played by shock comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. In one scene, the dictator is informed by his wife that she is pregnant; to which he replies: "Are you having a boy or an abortion?" Yikes!
We've all seen the statistics and heard the stories: Good Christian kids go to college, grow disillusioned, and leave the faith. In his new book, "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith," David Kinnaman writes, "Overall, there is a 43 percent drop-off between the teen and early adult years in terms of church engagement."
Popular culture, with its emphasis on the new and immediate, reliance on instant accessibility and the casual, time-killing way it is usually consumed, is changing us — and not for the better: We are becoming less reflective, more impatient and easily-bored.
Is there anything wrong with a little mindless entertainment? Well, maybe not, but too many of us are engaging in a lot more than just a little of it.
Why should we care about how human corpses are treated? Your answer depends on your worldview.
How has the nation's oldest Catholic University responded to the HHS mandate? I almost don't want to tell you.
Popular culture, including "Will and Grace," has shaped the way Americans feel about same-sex relationships.
For many of today's spiritual seekers, life is a big buffet: Take a little of this, a little of that. But how nourishing is this spiritual smorgasbord?
Americans recently got a lesson in hypocrisy -- and of how dangerous it can be to redefine words.
The whole world loves a good escape story. But in the case of a certain Chinese dissident, the world needs to hear the rest of the story.
It's like the Sinatra song: If Christianity can make it there, it can make it anywhere. I'm talking about New York, New York, my home town.
Apart from Watergate, Chuck is best-known for his ministry to prisoners. But to say that Chuck ministered to prisoners is to miss the point almost entirely.
I'm not old enough to remember Chuck as a controversial political figure during Watergate, so I have always thought of him mainly as an inspiring Christian leader.