I have no desire to pile on with more comments about Josh Duggar, who appears to be a very serious and committed Christian who has made no excuses for the sins of his youth and who deeply desires to make a positive impact for the Lord in the years ahead. I simply want to share some redemptive thoughts.
With due respect for your office and the tremendous responsibilities you face, I must take strong exception to comments you made at a recent Evangelical-Catholic leadership summit.
It seems that everyone in America today knows that Jesus said, "Judge not, lest you be judged." But how many people know that Jesus called us to make righteous judgments and that Paul called us to judge fellow-believers?
My purpose in writing this article is not to judge Mr. King. Instead, it is to raise the question of what our society means when it says "Christian."
My big question is this. In my view, any solid evangelical teacher or preacher should be able to say without hesitation, "God's Word clearly forbids all homosexual practice, even in a loving, monogamous context, but our church is absolutely committed to loving and serving the LGBT community and offering them a place they can call home as come to know the Lord."
I really appreciate Pastor Andy Stanley's call last month for Christians in America to live like real Christians, but he was way off in his call for Christians to take one year off from the culture wars, as if the only way we could live like real Christians was to refrain from engaging the culture. Quite the contrary.
Abortion, Same Sex Marriage, Religious Freedom: Don't Tell Me I'm Overacting When Liberals Challenge the Gospel
After all, if our religious liberties could be eroded so dramatically in a matter of years, who can predict what's coming next – unless we wake up and start doing what is right today. Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote that, "The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."
I believe in today's young generation and I am deeply committed to this young generation, but I do not believe that the older generation should be following the younger generation. To the contrary, young people should be following their godly elders.
This past Friday night, I tweeted out, "My heart goes out to Bruce Jenner, & when he says, 'I am a woman,' I hear him saying, 'I am deeply confused & hurting.' Let's pray for him!" The responses to this tweet were as ugly and profane as anything I have ever seen.
The recent events surrounding the court case against a Christian-owned bakery in Oregon are so surreal that they almost defy imagination.
It is now the "gotcha" question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex 'wedding' ceremony?"
Almost 20 years ago, the journal First Things published an article by a famous German theologian named Wolfhart Pannenberg titled "How to Think About Secularism."
I believe Hilary Clinton is now telling the truth regarding her views on same-sex "marriage." I just don't believe she was telling the truth in the past, especially when she expressed her opposition to it. Can anyone say, "Shades of Barack Obama," whose views on the subject also "evolved"?
I believe there is a common thread that unites the new atheism, the radical left, and the gay activist revolution. It is the philosophy that says, "We will not have God and His Son rule over us!"
With all the major, life critical issues taking place in America and around the globe, it is absolutely mind-boggling that President Obama has decided to declare war on so-called "conversion therapy," joining in the battle to outlaw professional counseling for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.
How Can Christians and the LGBT Community Live In Harmony?:The New York Times Wants Us to Rewrite the Bible
How can the religious community live in peace and harmony with the LGBT community? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has the solution. Just rewrite the Bible.
You can readily see how much my heart beats with yours in calling for Christian leaders to stand and be counted, regardless of cost or consequence.
MSNBC's Ed Schulz's Response When Religious Freedom Facts Are Presented: Cut Ryan Anderson's Mic Off!
Have you ever seen a little child put his hands over his ears while shouting, "I'm not listening!" That's what MSNBC's Ed Schulz did to the Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson on Monday, turning off Anderson's microphone rather than responding to his factual presentation.
Protesters are demonstrating, the Obama administration is speaking out, the mainstream media is in an uproar, major companies are threatening boycotts, and even the NCAA is concerned that a new bill signed into law by Indiana governor Mike Pence could negatively impact the "inclusive" culture of college sports.
The United Nations, already infamous for its frequent displays of anti-Israel bias, has outdone itself this time.
Predictably, some of the defenders of Creflo Dollar's appeal for donors to buy him a $65 million private jet accused those of us who took issue with this unnecessary extravagance of having the same attitude as Judas. This is an absurd, ugly, and even dangerous misuse of the words of Jesus.
I'm all for generous giving, and I'm all for taking care of ministers of the gospel, but I will not be sending Creflo Dollar $300 to help him buy a $65 million jet for his ministry. The very thought of it is obscene.
I would love to go a month – or even a week – without having to address this, but the cycle of social madness continues unabated, all centered on the "T" of LGBT, namely, transgender.
It has been called "The History-Making Gay Kiss," as "The Fosters" TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the "Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever." Yes, on a so-called "family friendly" network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment.
Now that TIME Magazine has told us that transgender is the new black, I'm going to say something politically incorrect: Your gender is not whatever you think it is. Put another way, there is no such thing as, "My gender is 'fill in the blank.'"