I do not for a moment want to minimize the very real struggles of those who identify as transgender nor do I want to ignore those individuals who have genuine biological or genetic abnormalities. I simply want to state once again – really, I want to shout it from the rooftops – that perception does not change reality, and so Bruce Jenner is no more a woman than Rachel Dolezal is black.
An Appeal to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory: Please Honor Your Christian Roots, Especially on Marriage
Are you the same man who stood so strongly against gay activism when you were the mayor of Charlotte?
In the spirit of your public statement released yesterday, urging churches to welcome same-sex couples, I'm writing this open letter to you, appealing to you to reconsider your decision before you bring further reproach to the gospel and hurt those you want to help.
What is God's answer to the moral insanity of the world? Jesus the Messiah, crucified and risen. Jesus the Messiah, the Lord of all.
To all those celebrating the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, I have a word of warning: Be careful watch you wish for.
You know the hour is late when God uses a gay atheist to bring a sobering wake-up call to the Church, but that's exactly what happened after Ireland, traditionally a bastion of Catholicism, voted to redefine the marriage.
I have been terribly grieved by some "Christian" responses to Josh Duggar, as if there are some sins God cannot forgive or some people that He cannot transform.
What can we learn from the vote to redefine marriage in Ireland, a traditionally Catholic country?
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.