There's virtually not a week that goes by without some sort of lawsuit or complaint against a reference to God or Jesus in the public arena. Often times these lawsuits or complaints are along the lines of "I'm offended," and that settles it---so the Ten Commandments have to go, God has to be chiseled out.
One of the many tragedies of abortion is the way it has cheapened human life. I am not saying that those who are pro-abortion are Nazis or Communists. But I am saying that abortion has blinded some people to dehumanize the unborn.
It turns out that the last century was the worst century ever for the persecution of Christians and martyrdom. Dr. David Barrett, a leading church statistician, says there were more Christians martyred in the 20th century than had been murdered in all previous centuries combined.
I'm not an economist, and I don't play one on TV. But it seems to me that the so-called recovery is taking a long time. Or maybe, it isn't a recovery after all.
For good or ill (often for ill), Hollywood wields enormous influence on the culture. But we the people often fight back when they go too far in their anti-Christian and amoral ways.
There are many heroes we can honor on 9/11. Such as those who fought back on the plane that went down in a field in Pennsylvania. (Said Todd Beamer: "It's time. Let's roll.") Such as all those firemen who went up the Twin Towers as they were burning from the terrorist attacks
In our highly secular age, the politically correct Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been yanked from his biblical context---deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. That doesn't mean he wasn't a flawed man. No one but Jesus is without sin.
Scapegoating means taking punishment, out on an innocent party, the sins of someone else. Right now Christians are unfairly being made the scapegoat by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, since Morsi was ousted from power last month.
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.