There's an old joke in Christian circles that goes like this: Someone had written in graffiti the famous quote from the 19th century atheist philosopher: "God is dead. Signed, Nietzsche." Underneath it, someone else wrote: "Nietzsche is dead. Signed, God."
Comedian and leading skeptic Bill Maher called God a "psychotic mass murderer."
We live in a time of the anti-hero. Too often, the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. Celebrities are often held up as heroes, until we learn too much about them.
Is it "God's Work" to kill the unborn? President Obama seemed to say so recently.
For two centuries the Vikings were the scourge of Europe. But what changed them? Who changed them? It's really one of the great stories in human history. However, in our highly politically correct age of multiculturalism, the truth is often obscured.
I've often wondered why the studies show consistently that going to church lengthens your life and even the quality of your life.
A majority of Americans are now opposed to Obamacare (which has the euphemistic title of the "Affordable Care Act"), even those who supported it earlier. Once the program began, sticker shock set in.
There was a recent decision in a German court that ought to give every-freedom loving American the willies---especially because the same mentality can be found here.
Incest is now being touted as romance and entertainment? Society seems to play a game of "Can you top this?" Or really "How low can you go?" Hollywood often leads the way, but there are many that follow.
Recently, a picture from outer space was posted that some thought looked like the "Hand of God." Writing about it, Tanya Lewis said, "The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor's office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded."
At the start of the New Year, it's often good to review our life's direction and goals. One thing to consider is how much any of "the Seven Deadly Sins" (Pride, Greed, Envy, Anger, Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth) have a hold on our lives.
Our Christmas has come and gone. But for the Coptic Christians in Egypt, Christmas is commemorated on January 6; the day tradition holds the wise men (the Maji) came from the East, bearing gifts for the Christ child. But as Coptic Christians in Egypt prepare to celebrate Christ's birth, there is danger in the air.
Imagine two men engaged in a conversation on an international flight. These two men, presumably businessmen, are strangers to each other. As they talked with each other, it was revealed that one was a businessman. The second man was a representative of a worldwide organization with franchises in every country.
If we asked the question, "Are children a burden or a blessing?" of course, the answer would be "a blessing." The Bible says so. But you wouldn't necessarily know it today.
The ACLU is busy chipping away at religious freedom in our country again. They have successfully brought suit in the Denver area to force a Christian cake-maker to violate his own beliefs or face a fine.
Every year at Christmastime, like clockwork, you can expect the mainstream media to come out with some sort of "fresh" perspective on Jesus. We see this on TV specials and in magazines and reports. Since December has just begun, I thought I'd be pro-active in answering the critics.
One of my favorite times of year is Thanksgiving. What a great tradition---where we gather together to recount the Lord's blessings. I love the statement from columnist Mark Steyn: "Speaking as a misfit unassimilated foreigner, I think of Thanksgiving as the most American of holidays." Consider its history as a holiday.
There's an old joke that says: How do you describe an atheist at his funeral? "All dressed up with no place to go."
If you've been pro-life for any length of time, you know it's easy to develop battle fatigue. Last week's election saw a strongly pro-abortion rights candidate beat the pro-life candidate for the governorship of Virginia. However, clearly, there were many other factors at work.
The Supreme Court has heard arguments this week about whether prayers at government meetings, for example, a town council, can include the name of Jesus.
There was a story last week that got my attention. Lech Walesa, former president of Poland and a great hero in my book, said that what we need today is a "secular Ten Commandments." He made this comment to a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw.
Now that we've had just a few weeks of the mess that is Obamacare, it brings home how grossly unfair it is for the political class to impose it on the rest of us and not have to abide by it. It may yet collapse on its own weight.
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.