After the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the administration has now announced a Religious Freedom Task Force. Here's why that's important.
Since the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. opened, news outlets have been having a cow of biblical proportions.
Every year, churches across the United States are rocked by legislation, culture and politics. Where are we headed this year? The expert weigh in.
The state of Oregon told a pair of bakers to make the cake or eat a ruinous fine. And sadly, a federal court agreed.
One great way to worsen our already gaping political divisions is to engage in what Internet chatroom denizens call "nutpicking." That is, the deliberate search for the "nuts" on either side of the political aisle to use as unflattering representations of opponents.
A study by Students for Life of America found that just 17% of millennials support anything-goes abortion. An incredible 84%o want to restrict abortion to the first three months of pregnancy or less!
In 1994, an inscribed stone known as a "stele," was found. Dating from the ninth century before Christ, it refers to the "House of David."
Remember back in, say, 2008 when we were told that gay marriage wouldn't affect those of us who objected to it? Well in 2018, it apparently does.
In a just and sane world Kelvin Cochran would not have had to endure what he has endured. But I'm grateful for his courage and I pray that he'll receive some compensation for the wrong done to him.
And so I start 2018 as I did 2017, warning Christians to "beware of the political illusion." Reminding us—me included—to stay in the game but to place our hope where our hope belongs.
For Christians, selectively holding our political and prospective leaders to high moral standards reveals in us an unsettling lack of faith.
There are too many myths being propagated about the Supreme Court case involving Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop. It's time to set the record straight.
Prayer, it seems, is no longer a politically acceptable response to tragedy. Instead, we're being told to put our trust in something else.
Historian Philip Schaff writes that next to the beginning of Christianity, the Reformation was "the greatest event in history." That may be hyperbole, but not by much.
The abortion industry has long billed itself as a champion of women's rights. But abortion is being used right now to keep millions of women from participating in life, at all.
There are many good public schools and many dedicated Christian teachers in those schools who deserve our support. But it's also clear that current trends don't bode well for public education in America. So perhaps it's time for the historic Christian commitment to creativity in education to make a comeback.
Who is Jesus? It's a foundational question, and one many Christians struggle to answer.
The curtain is being lifted on sexual predation. That's good. And it reveals why we cannot abandon Christianity's liberating vision of human sexuality. With the exception of a few highborn women, Roman women were often treated worse than Roman cattle. Even upper-class women were little more than possessions. Into this world came Christianity.
Postmodernism is a snake eating its own tail. It is self-contradictory. It invokes ideas such as justice, fairness, and tolerance while at the same time denying that there are any universal values, largely because there is no way to discern those values.
A definitively more substantial step was taken by the Trump administration to protect the rights of conscience. And once again, I'm grateful. And yet again, I offer a reminder that at most, this is a temporary reprieve, not a victory.
Court cases across the country continue to point to the big showdown coming soon at the Supreme Court. In the ongoing legal battles over religious freedom, there are advances and setback.
Today, the Bible, which laid the foundation for modern science, political freedom, and Western culture, is seen as unacceptable in American education.
In today's politically divided landscape, we're tempted to simply retreat to a standard list of explanations to try to explain what happened or to assign blame—like on guns or mental illness or "them"—i.e. those that are across the political or religious aisle from us. But this gut level response misses the core issue at hand.
Today is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. For Christians, it's a reminder that repentance is more than an event. It's a lifestyle.
With Hurricane Maria and a failed attempt to replace Obamacare, why is the discussion about the NFL and Trump consuming so much of our national attention? Could it be that our fascination with the story is more important than the story itself?