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.
Fifty years ago, Joni Eareckson Tada's life changed forever. And since then, God has used her to transform the lives of countless others.
The war rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. turned nuclear this week, literally. Thankfully, Christians have thought about these things before.
A team of scientists at Oregon Health and Sciences University have successfully created genetically-modified human embryos. It's an early step in playing God with human genetics, one that could very well place humanity on intimate terms with the Devil.
We'll be talking a lot about the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips. Why? Because religious freedom hangs in the balance. What the media and LGBT activists are telling the world is that this case is about a baker who uses his religious beliefs as a cover to discriminate against people. But that is baloney.
Well, according to the French President, it's no use pouring money into Africa because Africans have too many babies. Yes, he really said that.
Africa is facing yet another seemingly unprecedented crisis — a famine stretching from Somalia, to South Sudan, to Nigeria, in which 20 million people are at risk of starvation. When one hurts, we all hurt — and compassion fatigue is no excuse for looking away.
What would Chuck Colson have said about the case of little Charlie Gard? Who should decide who lives and who dies?
I'm glad for Eugene Peterson's retraction on same-sex marriage, though his statements are still puzzling. Even more, they're revealing. First, they reveal the crisis of authority among evangelicals. So much of this conversation, and many others within the evangelical church, is driven by celebrities instead of doctrine.
I don't think "abuse" is too strong a word for a mother who refuses to acknowledge the biological reality of her child's sex, and to raise him or her in denial of such reality. The potential for harm here is great.