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?
When we think of religious persecution, the Middle East usually comes to mind. But things have also gotten nasty in Southeast Asia.
I can't remember a time when our country, our communities, and even our families have been so ideologically divided. Not only do we disagree but we tend to see others not only as wrong, but as our enemies.
With so much devastation in the news, it's hard not to ask God, "Why?" Here's some help for responding to questions about natural disasters and God.
The headline of a recent story in USA Today reads "Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA." These groups don't "merely" supplement government relief efforts. In many instances, they are the government response.
Sex has the power to shape our beliefs, and participating in the romantic and sexual practices of unbelievers can eventually wear down even the strongest faith.
Americans, including many Christians, have been swayed by sentiments such as "you can't help who you love," and Lady Gaga's "born this way." What they don't understand is that this was only the tip of an ideological iceberg whose goal was about a lot more than "civil rights, tolerance," or even "legitimacy."
An emerging group of radicals on the left has embraced a new belief: that just about any ideas, other than theirs, are not only wrong, but dangerous. And so instead of arguing or debating, they've committed to shut down expression by, and I quote, "any means necessary."
After a brave battle with cancer, Michael Cromartie went home to be with the Lord last week, a loss that all of us here at the Colson Center felt keenly. Cromartie was a leader who set an example of Christian faith in the public square for the rest of us to follow.
Image editing is so common these days, from air brushing to full-on altering, that the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words," is no longer as true as it once was. Now, new technologies can alter spoken word so that a person can appear to say almost anything. Their goal is to literally put their words into someone's else's mouth.
Unlike other faiths, Christianity is rooted in real human history. It tells the story of God's actions in the same world that you and I occupy, as opposed to some mythical "once upon a time." Archaeology and related disciplines are continually confirming the biblical narrative.
We were told the new sexual orthodoxy wouldn't impact anyone who didn't want to endorse it. Well, that was false.
The entire argument for aborting children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome is based on quality of life. It's not a medical concern. Such children, goes the argument, will live unhappy lives. But if you or a friend has someone with Down syndrome in the family, you know nothing could be further from the truth!
A Christian philosopher disagrees with elevating the issue of homosexuality to the level of the o-word (orthodoxy). Adding traditional marriage to the Nicene list of non-negotiable Christian doctrines, he worries, distracts from the life and work of Jesus and reduces Christianity to a set of morals. Is he right?
Suicide — social isolation is certainly a factor but there's another factor, one that's critically important. "In a meritocratic age, we are valued for our usefulness." So what happens to students when they don't nail that SAT or make the varsity team?
How bad is America's suicide problem? Well, it's so bad that Americans' overall life expectancy has declined for the first time since the 1930s.
Every racist ideology, including the white nationalism and neo-Nazi rhetoric and images displayed by the so-called alt-right in Charlottesville, is rooted in the pit of hell. There's no defending it.