Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Right on Cue, the World Condemns Israel

Things are falling into place just as scripted by Hamas. The terrorist organization recruits and sends its young men on suicide missions. Israel responds with the expected force. The media reports the events along anti-Israel lines. Then the nations of the world rise up to condemn evil Israel.

For Hamas, More Palestinian Corpses Means More Success

I hate the fact that so many Palestinian protestors have been killed or wounded in recent weeks. And I'm not saying that Israel has done everything right in the conflict. But for Hamas, this is the only way to defeat Israel. The strategy is as cynical as it is simple. Hamas cannot possibly defeat Israel militarily. Hamas can only win the propaganda war, the war of public opinion.

Jerusalem the Beautiful, Jerusalem the Ugly

I am absolutely thrilled that we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. As I previously expressed, it is both the right and righteous thing to do, and President Trump deserves massive appreciation for his courageous act.

An Appeal to Holly Pivec and Prof. Doug Geivett to Separate Yourselves From the Hyper-Critics

In a response to my recent article "Dispelling the Myths About NAR (the New Apostolic Reformation)," Holly Pivec states that they, like me "want to see 'constructive, fruitful interaction'" concerning NAR. She expresses concern that I have grouped them together with the hyper-critics (my term, not hers), and she believes my article was careless and inaccurate. Some of her concerns were flawed.

It's Time to Give President Trump His Due

To all the Never Trumpers and Trump-haters, it's time to give the man his due. Not only did he do the right thing in backing out of our deal with Iran but he stood in full presidential stature in denouncing this terrorist-funding regime and sending a message of hope and liberation to the people of Iran.

Which Is the Smallest and Most Rejected Minority in America?

African Americans have certainly suffered terribly through our history. But they are not the smallest minority today. Native Americans are neglected more than rejected. LGBT's are more celebrated than denigrated, more protected than rejected. Ironically, the group that can lay claim to being the smallest and most rejected minority in America today ...

Dispelling the Myths About NAR (the New Apostolic Reformation)

The warnings are dire indeed. "The world's fastest growing sect of Christianity is not Christian at all. And chances are very high that your child and church are getting infected." Yes, this ministry website tells us, "The New Apostolic Reformation movement and the Jesus Culture worship band boasts of 369 million adherents." What, exactly is this New Apostolic Reformation?

Are We Witnessing a Miracle in North Korea?

Go back 6 months in time and ask yourself who would have imagined that, in the last week of April 2018, the leaders of North and South Korea would meet at the border in mutual embrace? We don't know exactly how this will turn out ... But the breakthrough is so shocking and significant that I'm not only looking for natural explanations. I'm looking for supernatural explanations.

Is Black a Color or an Ideology?

One of my friends is a black pastor. He is also a conservative Republican. As a result of his political views, he has been told by many of his friends that he is not black enough. And that leads to an obvious question: Is black an ideology and not just a color? If so, since when, and why?

Let Freedom Ring!

We recently remembered the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, and in that context, we do well to remember what he stood for: It was not just a message of racial equality. It was a message of freedom. Today, as our freedoms are under assault on many fronts, we must recapture that cry for freedom.

When Christian Conservatives Are Compared to the 9/11 Terrorists

You may have thought I was overstating things in my recent article, "Will California Go from Banning Religious Books to Burning Them?" You may have thought I was exaggerating when I referenced LGBT activists who compared Christian conservatives to ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Be assured that there was not a word of hyperbole in what I wrote. The truth is unsettling enough.

The Saddest Part of the Stormy Daniels Story

Porn star Stormy Daniels may be having the time of her life. She may be enjoying her newfound fame, at the expense of President Trump. She may be making boatloads of money with her "Make America Horny Again" tour and other endeavors. But at the end of the day, this is a sad story.

Free Speech: Use It or Lose It

Why must we dance around these issues with the constant fear of stepping on people's toes? Pull an article you agree with because you got some flack? Delete a post you feel is important because some people unfriended you? Our fellow-believers around the world are being tortured and killed for the gospel, and we're afraid of losing friends on social media? No wonder we're losing our freedoms. We're handing the jailer the keys.

YouTube Punishes My Criticism of Hamas

On Saturday, April 2, in the aftermath of the Palestinian protests in Gaza, Geraldo Rivera called Gaza "the world's largest concentration camp." In response, I posted a three-minute video, expressing my differences with Geraldo and placing the blame where it belongs: at the foot of Hamas. YouTube was not happy with my commentary.

3 Questions Regarding Our Bombing of Syria

Reactions to our bombing of Syria, as we joined together with the UK and France, have been intense on all sides. Why are some Trump supporters outraged with the president's actions? Why are others coming to his defense?

Why We Still Remember the Holocaust

The Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews is one of the greatest atrocities in world history. The number represents two-thirds of Europe's Jews and includes one-and-a-half million children and babies. And it occurred in the midst of "civilized" (and "Christian"!) nations.

So Many Charismatic Casualties

Have you been burned by a false prophecy? Did you lose your faith when a promised healing never came? There are more Charismatic casualties than many of us would care to admit.