As someone born and raised in New York, and as a supporter of Ted Cruz for president, I took great interest in the exchange between Donald Trump and Senator Cruz on the subject of "New York values" during last week's presidential debate.
For many years the question has been asked, "Why is it that we don't see revival?"
In the last few days and weeks, with relatively little public fanfare, radical legislation was enacted in New York City and Washington State to protect the rights of those who identify as transgender — at the cost of everyone else. And when I say "cost," I'm not exaggerating.
With a view towards curbing abusive posts, Twitter has established new, stricter guidelines, stating, "We do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user's voice."
What does 2016 hold in store for us, and how should we respond?
It used to be pretty simple. A man marries a woman. They have a baby together. The man is the father and woman is the mother.
An important new statement from the Vatican on the relationship between the Catholic Church, the Jewish people, and Jesus Christ makes many praiseworthy points. At the same time, it misunderstands Jesus' own mission to His Jewish people, thereby undermining fundamental tenets of the New Testament along with the very nature of the apostolic witness.
It is true that the three primary monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all believe in an eternal, uncreated Creator God to whom all human beings must one day give account. But it is self-evident that Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God.
When Christians point to the violent verses in the Quran, Muslims reply, "But what about the violent verses in the Bible?"
What if I told you that there was a married man with 7 children who left his wife and kids and now lives with another family where he believes he is a 6-year-old girl? Would you say that he had serious mental and emotional issues and needed professional help?
In 1995, God began to speak to a young leader in Hyderabad, India named Satish Kumar, telling him that he would have a very large church, but nothing materialized for the next 10 years.
I believe that Islam is a false religion and Muhammad is a false prophet. I also believe that Islamophobia is real.
I do not believe that President Obama is a Muslim, but I have no doubt that he reveres Islam and that he is an apologist for Islam. Is there really any question about it?
As expected, no sooner had blood been spilled at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado than accusations of "Christian terrorism" began to fly across the internet, despite the fact that: 1) no motive had been announced; 2) there was no hint of a connection between the murderer and any pro-life organization; and 3) pro-life leaders immediately denounced the killings as soon as the news was released.
I understand the tremendous popularity of Donald Trump in America in 2015.
Many Christians are torn between a desire to help those in need and a desire to keep our nation secure. Perhaps these reflections will prove helpful as we seek to navigate a difficult and divisive issue.
My tweet simply said, "We know that most Muslims today are not terrorists. We also know that most terrorists today are Muslims."
Rachel, you recently took strong exception to what has been referred to as a "kill the gays" rally, and I want to stand with you in renouncing this kind of rhetoric in the strongest possible terms, especially since this was a Christian-based rally.
Although I've known this for decades, a couple of Facebook posts this week reminded me of the fact that the world hates us because it first hates God.
For some time now I've been saying that gay activists will overplay their hand and that the bullying will backfire. I've also said that we can outlast the gay revolution and ultimately, by God's grace, turn the moral tide in America.
If we've learned anything here in America in the last few months, it is this: When your religious faith comes in conflict with your job, if you are a Muslim, your faith is protected and sacred; if you are a Christian, it is not.
I have never officially endorsed a presidential candidate before, but I'm endorsing Ted Cruz for president for three simple reasons.
Why would a Jordanian father proudly post a video interview with his tiny little daughter as she holds a knife in her hands and explains how she will use it to stab Jews?
Some of the strongest warnings in the Bible are directed to leaders who mislead God's people, to prophets and priests and pastors and teachers who by their example or their doctrine lead the sheep into sinful conduct and destructive beliefs.
One of the strongest arguments against consensual adult incest is that incestuous unions could result in children with genetic defects, but since that concern wouldn't apply to same-sex couples, an Irish political leader has argued that gay cousins should be allowed to "marry."