It's a good thing our current administration wasn't around in the 4th century when St. Basil of Caesarea invented what writer George Grant calls "the first non-ambulatory hospital" in history, i.e., a medical facility with beds.
"Hate" has got to be the most overused word of our time. If someone is politically incorrect in their views, they are often falsely accused of hate.
In scanning the headlines today, I noticed how there's an untold story that lay at the root of so many of the developments in the news---human pride. I'm not talking about pride in the sense of self-dignity or self-respect, but in the sense of arrogance, hubris, and haughtiness.
Every time I log into a computer and have to enter my password, I'm reminded of how impossible evolution is.
If the 21st century is going to be a happier one, then we should pray for and work toward less concentrated power in the hands of the few. That is when we get in trouble.
Every day God glorifies Himself in His creation, whether we recognize it or not. That's true at the telescopic level or at the microscopic level and everywhere in between.
Here's a trivia question for you. The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in one hand. What is she holding in the other? It looks like a book, in tablet form.
Over and over, social science data tends to confirm the Scriptures. A new study verifies the truth revealed in Paul's statement in the Bible that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Do you remember the last time you saw a movie and when it was over, you thought, "That was great, except there wasn't enough swearing?" You don't? Neither do I.
We wish the newlyweds all success on their new life together. But this gives me an opportunity to comment on how important it is to prepare for marriage, as opposed to just the wedding.
Memorial Day is a good time for all Americans to give thanks for our hard-fought freedoms. Think of the bloody footprints in the snow at Valley Forge from our soldiers who endured that savage winter of 1777-1778. They did it for us. Jesus said it best; "No greater love has anyone than that he lay down his life for his friends." But are we using this freedom well?
Well, it's happened again. Another prominent person in ministry has apparently fallen away from the faith, and he renounces what he once was a part of. John Paulk is the fallen away man.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 is the National Day of Prayer. Yet things are not right in the land. We pray, "May God bless America." But perhaps it should be, "May God have mercy on America."
Last week, when it became clear that some radical Muslims were behind the bombing, the question came up as to why? What was the motive?
There are millions of evangelical Christians in this country, as well as Catholics. To label them as haters and as dangerous boggles the mind. Many of them pray daily, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Or "…where there is hatred, let me sow love…" Where's the hate?
It's an incredible tragedy that mega-pastor Rick Warren's son committed suicide recently. Our prayers are with the family through this difficult time. His son was 27 and struggled for years with mental illness.
The quest to live longer is an old one. Around this time, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first known European discovering Florida---Ponce de Leon.
By now, it seems most everyone has heard about an inane assignment that boggles the mind. Earlier this month a professor at FAU, Florida Atlantic University (the Davie campus, near Ft. Lauderdale), had his students participate in a bizarre exercise.
How is it that the Bible is so controversial? The recent series on the History Channel on the Bible has sparked many water cooler and media conversations on various aspects of the Scriptures. One of them has important implications: Were Adam and Eve real people?
Every once in a while, we hear a false charge. A charge that has significance during this Lenten season of 2013. It's an old lie that seems to keep resurfacing. The accusation is that supposedly there is no historical reliability to Jesus as a person. That is so false.
It seems like political conservatives are in the wilderness right now. Having been beaten in the November 2012 elections and fracturing even more since, some are turning on each other.
Currently in the theatres is the movie, "Safe Haven," based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. In the book, the bad guy goes around quoting Scripture. Is quoting Bible verses indicative of a mental imbalance? To some of our cultural elites it would seem so.
In 1996, the late Robert Bork wrote a book entitled, Slouching Toward Gomorrah. But today, we're not slouching toward Sodom and Gomorrah, we seem to be in an all-out sprint.
The high court decided Roe v. Wade without public debate, without the people's representatives getting to weigh in. And here we are, forty years later, still arguing about it. We live in what Dr. Richard Land calls "the Divided States of America." Abortion is one of the most divisive issues.