In the aftermath of Eugene Peterson's controversial remarks about homosexuality, followed by his retraction, many have asked me if they should still use The Message.
This is not a satire. I am not spoofing you. What I'm telling you is the truth. A radical feminist website is warning all of you who are pet owners not to misgender your pets. You could hurt them without knowing it! I am not making this up.
Recently, Matthew Walther, a national correspondent for The Week, wrote, "I used to watch Game of Thrones. Then I realized it was endangering my immortal soul."
Unfortunately, through much of Christian history, the Church has departed from the message and example of Jesus, also ruling by the sword. Honesty compels me to tell this part of the story as well.
Many followers of Jesus today are deeply conflicted over the issue of homosexuality, knowing that the Word clearly prohibits homosexual practice and defines marriage as the lifelong union of a man and woman, yet they have friends or family members who identify as gay, and these are people whom they dearly love and do not want to hurt.
But before we condemn the Church of England as godless and apostate, let's look at this from a trans-activist point of view. After all, doesn't Jesus call us to come to Him as we are, with all our blemishes and sins?
In response to a tweet about my article, "Gay Activists Really Are After Your Children," a woman named Kathryn Brightbill responded, "You're so ridiculously paranoid, why, it's almost like you're projecting the religious right's targeting of children on everyone else."
I'm getting flooded with requests to write endorsements or forewords to books by men and women who formerly lived as gay, bisexual, or transgender. That is who they were. It is not who they are.
The homosexual movement seeks to grow by the indoctrination of our children, from toddlers to pre-schoolers, and from elementary school to college. LGBT activism thrives on indoctrination.
What are we to make of our tweeting Commander in Chief? Has he proven himself to be mentally unstable to the point of being unqualified to be president? Or is he a genius who is always several steps ahead, tweeting with brilliant purpose and plan?
Is it too late for America? Are the nation's best days behind us? Can our sickly country be saved?
It was the act of only one man who drove his vehicle into a Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas, but it reflected the sentiments of a growing number of Americans: "We do not want the Ten Commandments in our midst, nor do we want the God of the Ten Commandments in our midst."
I'm all for defending our president when he's the subject of unjust attacks. ... But I will not sacrifice my ethics and demean my faith to defend his wrongful words. To do that is to lose all credibility before a watching world.
So, to articulate the viewpoint of the Times, when a school is given the right to determine its own bathroom and locker room policies, that is discrimination against LGBT's. When a photographer cannot be forced to shoot a same-sex "wedding" that is discrimination against LGBT's.
Katy Perry: I'm truly sorry you've been experiencing so much internal pain, and I agree with you that the thing that has sustained you has been the grace of God. And I appreciate how open you've been about your struggles. That can't have been easy to do.
President Trump: I was reading a very hostile article about you this week, but the writer made one charge that carried some weight, namely, that you created the atmosphere in which you now have to live. Sadly, there's some truth to this.
The essential difference between Christianity and Islam is the difference between Jesus and Muhammad.
In 2016, same-sex "marriage" was legalized in Colombia. One year later, the courts have now recognized a polyamorous "family" of three men. And there is no slippery slope?
There's a bizarre argument I'm hearing these days which basically goes like this. "Look at how many churches are embracing homosexual practice. This proves we're getting closer to the truth."
In the last week, America and the UK have been rocked by two violent attacks, one targeting a conservative Republican in the states and the other targeting religious Muslims in England. In almost every way, these two horrific events are completely unrelated, and yet the liberal world has found a way of joining them together: the right-wing is dangerous!
From violent campus protests to the shooting of a congressman, the violent, radical left is rising. But this should not surprise us at all. The handwriting has been on the wall for years.
Was the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, along with four others, provoked by irresponsible reporting? Did the leftwing media so inflame its followers that a staunch, Republican-bashing, Trump-hating gunman decided it was time to act?
So, the source of the terror is twofold. First, Allah himself will strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Second, Muslims are to smite their enemies in specific ways, beheading them and chopping off their fingertips.
Although I've read the words many times before and could easily quote them from memory, I was staggered the last time I read them. How could we miss the mark so dramatically? How could something so important to our Lord be so unimportant to us?
The answer for any Bible-believing Christian is simple. Yes, every human being stands condemned before God and in need of a Savior.