By all appearances, Robert was a well-adjusted and healthy, young Christian man. Yet during college, Robert confessed to his family and Christian friends that he struggled with attraction to other men. They responded with love and compassion. Yet no one seemed to know how to help Robert.
The pope's alleged statement that God would make someone gay and would want him to stay gay goes against Scripture and established Christian doctrine. This is what happens when compassion is divorced from truth and any hope of transformation. And sadly, it's not just the alleged position of the pope and many in society, but of many evangelicals too.
Conservatives Don't Need Spokesmen Like Paige Patterson; We Need a Better Vision of Manhood and Womanhood
While I can appreciate the good Paige Patterson has done over the years defending inerrancy and galvanizing conservatives within the Southern Baptist Convention, remaining in his position now does nothing to advance conservativism. It merely reinforces a negative evangelical stereotype to the watching world. Even worse, it excuses misogyny
To quote former MBI President Paul Nyquist, "The world needs Moody to be Moody now more than ever."
Billy preached the gospel to 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. He reached millions more through TV, books and videos. His legacy will continue.
Feminism. It's Merriam-Webster's word of the year. And it's no wonder with the Women's March last January, the #MeToo Campaign this Fall – and the Boy Scouts' decision in October to allow girls into their organization.
With a rash of sexual harassment allegations against them, powerful men like Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, and Roy Moore are facing a day of reckoning.
Last month, another bastion of male exclusivity vanished as the Boy Scouts of America reversed its long-standing policy and announced it will admit girls. As a woman, I should be happy – at least according to some feminists.
Though I admire the courage and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, I've never been a big fan of war movies. The carnage turns my stomach. But I loved the premiere of The Long Road Home, which debuts Tuesday.
Top Hollywood executive and darling of the Left, Harvey Weinstein, has fallen from grace and some conservatives are outright gloating.
I can only imagine what it's like to stand before the God of the universe and defend a life spent actively destroying the sexual ethic taught in Scripture. Hefner pitted sex and religion against one another. To him, religion was the enemy of sex and sexual expression.
The problem extends far beyond what's happened at Wheaton College. Unfortunately, I have witnessed that the kind of diseased and overly masculinized notion of manhood inherent in hazing is rife within segments of the evangelical church.
Attitudes about gender have been rapidly changing not just in culture, but also in the church. This supposedly new perspective is not new at all. It is actually rooted in an ancient heretical philosophy called Gnosticism, though I doubt many transgender-supporting Christians realize it.
Abdul El-Sayed, potentially the nation's first Muslim governor, sounds like the quintessential progressive politician. According to his website, the Michigan Democrat upholds "strict separation of church and state," and vows to "defend the right of all Americans to pray as they choose." He also opposes discrimination against the LGBTQ community, and supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
As usual, the media are acting like fools – and as usual, Trump is responding in kind or worse, showing himself to be an equal or even greater fool. But what's particularly disconcerting is the way even Christians are not only excusing, but cheering Trump's reprehensible behavior.
Senator Bernie Sanders doesn't think Christians are fit to serve in public office.
It's tough being an abortionist. There are few places you can share about the challenges of your work – to discuss the "heads that get stuck that we can't get out" or how difficult "taking (a fetus) apart" can be. After all, a fetus is "a tough little object," and ripping it limb by limb can be traumatic – at least on "day one."
The story, which was published over the weekend in The New York Times, has infuriated scores of Americans. It also sadly has reinforced negative stereotypes of Christians as legalistic and hypocritical jerks, who simultaneously rail against abortion, while shaming those who choose life.
President Donald Trump today signaled his intentions to make good on a promise to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment by signing an executive order "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty." While I appreciate the gesture, the order destroys nothing and falls significantly short of earlier promises.
I have attended Q every year for the past five years and have always found the conference to be intellectually stimulating and a good barometer of how Millennial Christian leaders are thinking.
It's happening again. A prominent figure of the political Right is being accused of preying on women and betraying the ideals of the conservative movement, yet rather than confront him, conservatives are rallying to his defense.
I was prepared to hate The Shack. But after seeing it once, I had a strong sense that someone I love dearly needed to see the movie — someone who had walked away from God but was softening towards him. We saw it together, we cried, and then ...
Today thousands of women around the country will skip work, wear red and attend rallies in honor of "A Day Without a Woman," the first major event by organizers of the Women's March since the actual march in January.
It happened when I posted something to social media lamenting author Jen Hatmaker's disastrous decision to affirm gay unions.
At Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump vowed to "totally destroy the Johnson Amendment," which bars churches and non-profit groups from endorsing or opposing political candidates.