It's scary enough when peace-loving Jesus followers are compared to ISIS. What's even scarier is that many people believe the comparison is accurate. Have they completely lost touch with reality?
Since the Supreme Court's infamous decision on June 26th to redefine marriage, our ideological opponents have openly mocked us. "Your side lost," they shout. "It's over! Just crawl into a corner and lick your wounds."
Were the Islamic terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks crazed fanatics, or were they simply religious men who were deeply devoted to a destructive and deadly cause?
The condition is called body identity integrity disorder (BIID) and it was recently the subject of an article in the New York Post titled, "The Strange Condition That Has People Hacking Off Healthy Limbs."
In your recent Huffington Post column, you referred to Americans who refuse to redefine marriage as "religious extremists," stating that, "We," meaning the LGBT community, "cannot be held hostage to the theatrics of religious extremists, nor should we allow them to think that supposedly bad 'optics' will deter us in demanding our rights."
It is jarring to write the words "the arrest of Kim Davis," speaking of the Kentucky clerk who was remanded to jail for refusing to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples, but for years now I and others have been warning that committed Christians could soon face jail time in America for holding to our convictions. That time is now here, and the only thing that is surprising is that anyone is surprised. How could we not see this coming?
In the latest example of social madness, Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is calling on all students to use gender inclusive pronouns like "ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr" in order to make the campus "welcoming and inclusive for all."
Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation.
Love wins. Understood rightly, it is gloriously true. But love also warns. In fact, love that does not warn is not love at all.
A self-proclaimed prophet from Scotland disrupted a Sunday morning service on August 16th as Pastor MacArthur stood behind the pulpit, rebuking him for teaching cessationism and for being divisive, announcing that he was a prophet sent by God.
What lessons can we learn from the release of millions of names of users looking for adulterous hookups?
As widely reported last week, Michael Sam, heralded last year as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has stepped away from professional football for now, citing concerns about his "mental health."
I discovered a surprising silver lining to the recent controversy over Bishop T. D. Jakes "evolved and evolving" comments about homosexuality, beginning with his unequivocal reiteration of his view "that marriage is ordained by God as a union between a man and a woman" and "that all sex outside of that sacred union is sin and that would include but is not limited to, homosexuality."
Bishop T.D. Jakes, with real interest, I watched your interview with Marc Hill, and the one thing that was clear was that you did not answer with clarity.
There's a lot we can learn from last week's viral internet accusation that Carl Lentz, pastor of Hillsong NYC, allowed an openly homosexual couple to participate in and help lead a chuch choir.
Without a doubt, we have hurt our witness to the world with our hypocrisy, thereby undercutting our moral and spiritual authority. Why should people listen to us if we preach one thing and do another? How can we expose sin in the society when we're practicing sin in the church? On what basis can we speak out against gay "marriage" when we've allowed our own marriages to go to pot?
If you identify as transgender and have read my previous articles or book chapters dealing with transgender issues, you almost certainly count me as an enemy, not a friend, a transphobic bigot lacking empathy – or even worse.
In 2004, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Chicago Theological Seminary, an openly homosexual faculty member brought a special address titled, "'Do Not Be Conformed to This World': Queer Reading and the Task of the Preacher."
There is a reason the church in America has lost ground in recent years.
Professor Ronald Sider, the well-known author, theologian, and activist, has now weighed in on the "gay Christian" controversy with a very important statement posted on the Red Letter Christians website.
"Black lives matter!" That chant needs to be amplified and expanded: "Black lives matter, beginning in the womb!"
I'm sure there are pastors, evangelists, and Christian leaders who have gotten rich off the gospel, but they are few and far between, and the idea that many of us are in the ministry for the sake of money is simply a myth.
I was filling out a form at the doctor's office the other day when I was reminded of a stark truth: Biological, genetic males will never be females, no matter how much surgery they have and no matter how many hormones they take.
If we are really going to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution, then we must be a spiritual army, and if we are really going to be a spiritual army, then we must be a people who are submitted to authority.
The video evidence is too clear to deny, as a powerful Planned Parenthood leader discusses the sale of baby parts – livers, limbs, tissue, and hearts – while casually eating her dinner, even describing how partial birth abortion is used to preserve those body parts which are in particular demand.