However, Islamic terrorists, cyber-hackers and football players who blindside other football players are clearly making immoral choices. What's more, they illustrate a larger narrative I'd like to explore and relate to the grace of Christmas today.
The man whose life became the basis for Santa Claus was a venerated Christian leader whose relics were distributed throughout Christendom after his death.
I had no idea what a Fingerling was or why I should care.
I have been to the Holy Land more than twenty times. Each time, I am amazed again by the complexities surrounding Jerusalem, the religious capital of more than half the world's population.
I never imagined that I would hear "Imagine" performed as a Christmas song. But that's how secular the holidays have become.
Ravi Zacharias was an atheist until the age of seventeen, when he tried to commit suicide by swallowing poison. At the hospital, a Christian worker brought him a Bible and asked his mother to read to him from John 14. When he heard verse nineteen, "Because I live, you also will live," he committed his life to Christ.
The idea of focusing on online sales the Monday after Thanksgiving has been a boon.
Starbucks has unveiled its new holiday campaign. It features what appears to be an affectionate lesbian couple in its promotional video.
James Quincey, CEO of Coca-Cola Co., said: "If we're not making mistakes, we're not trying hard enough." Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, told a technology conference that his company has too many hit shows. "We have to take more risk . . . to try more crazy things . . . we should have a higher cancel rate overall."
Perhaps the quest for extraterrestrial life is appealing in part because life on this fallen planet can be so difficult.
Sunday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. While Christians were praying for persecuted believers around the world, a shooter walked into a Texas church service and opened fire.
If you were to cite one characteristic that defines famed evangelist Billy Graham, I would guess that "integrity" would be at the top.
I saw the film last night and urge you to see it and to encourage your pastor, congregation, and everyone else you know to see it. It is one of the most powerful and profound movies I've ever experienced.
It's hard for evangelical Christians not to feel that our culture is increasingly antagonistic toward our faith and values today.
You may never have heard of Gracie Gold, but you need to know her story. Grace Elizabeth Gold is an American figure skater. The 2018 Winter Olympics are only five months away. At a time when skaters are working feverishly to prepare, Gracie is stepping away from her sport due to depression, anxiety and an eating disorder.
When churches close, their buildings can be difficult to repurpose. So developers are turning them into beer halls.
The couple celebrated their seventy-fifth wedding anniversary last year. Charles was one hundred years old; Sara was ninety-eight and had suffered a stroke. They lived together in their home in Napa, California. This week, they died together.
Weinstein offered a pathway to acting fame and even to Academy Award recognition. When men learned that he was abusing women, they had a choice: they could risk their careers by telling what they knew, or they could hide behind the façade that they were doing nothing wrong themselves.
I am writing this with a grieving heart, just as I am sure you are reading it in stunned disbelief and sadness as well. I hate that we live in a world where a single person can inflict such horrific pain. I hate that our world is so unpredictable that what happened last night in Las Vegas could happen anywhere at any time. But I also know that our Father is grieving with us.
Ending Fixer Upper at the height of its popularity is a surprising decision. But Chip and Joanna Gaines are led by Christ, not by the culture.
At a rally last Friday, President Trump called on NFL owners to fire a player who "disrespects our flag." In response, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in their locker room when "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played. What biblical principles are relevant to this controversy?
Linking the "Unsealed" film with all evangelical Christians is unfair. When we wake up Sunday to find the video's prophecy unfulfilled, even more people are likely to mock our faith. But such is the culture we inhabit.
Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history. Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma tore through southwest Florida yesterday. Christians across the country have prayed for Americans to be spared from the wrath of this unprecedented storm, but millions have been impacted by it. Is unanswered prayer is evidence that there is no God to answer it?
Following Trump's announcement to rescind DACA, how should we think biblically about the divisive issue of children who were brought to the U.S. illegally?
The culture's condemnation of those who uphold biblical sexuality is more hostile and derogatory than at any time in American history. How should evangelical Christians respond?