Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

5 Truths About Same-Sex Attractions

Is there something wrong with you if you have same-sex attractions? Does it mean you are in sin or under God's judgment? Or could it be, as some are claiming today, that God has blessed you with these attractions?

John Kerry, Israel and Apartheid

After coming under intense criticism for his remarks that Israel could become an "apartheid state" if it did not embrace a two-state solution, Secretary of State John Kerry has now sought to clarify his comments, reiterating his support for Israel, which he called a "vibrant democracy."

The Hezekiah Syndrome and Same-Sex Marriage

Hezekiah was one of the greatest kings in Judah's history, a man who put his trust in the Lord and who helped spark a national reformation movement. But later in life, he made one of the most selfish, shortsighted statements recorded anywhere in the Bible.

The Shattering of Jars of Clay

Beginning on Tuesday, April 21st, Dan Haseltine, front man for the popular Christian band Jars of Clay, took to Twitter to announce his apparent support for same-sex "marriage." And for the life of him, he can't figure out a single good reason to oppose it.

NY City Councilman Shows Bigotry Toward Chick-fil-A

In an unabashed display of unbridled bigotry, NY City Councilman Daniel Dromm has told multiplied hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers that they are not welcome in his city. That he made this announcement while denouncing bigotry makes his statement ironic to the point of ridiculous.

Some Honest Questions for Professing 'Gay Christians'

I have interacted with a number of men and women who identified as gay atheists, and their atheism and their homosexuality were interrelated, since they rejected God of the Bible because they understood that the Scriptures rejected homosexual practice. And so, given the choice of rejecting their own identity or rejecting a God whom they understood rejected them, they chose to reject him.

A Shameful Day in Evangelical Christian Publishing

For many years now, publishers have been releasing books that claim that the Bible does not oppose committed homosexual relationships. That is nothing new. But it is a sad and shameful day when a major Christian publisher releases such a book and claims that it is a solid evangelical publication. This is abhorrent, disgraceful, and terribly misleading. And it needs to be addressed and exposed.

On Gay Activism: I Hate to Say I Told You So

For years I've been sounding the alarm about an impending social, cultural, and spiritual crisis, and for years critics have compared me to Chicken Little, discounting my warnings as the ravings of a hysterical, religious fundamentalist. Well, it's a little late for that now.

Mark Driscoll Was Wrong About Noah

According to Pastor Mark Driscoll, "Noah was not a good guy but a graced guy." In fact, "The most common way Christians butcher the story of Noah is by misreading what the Bible actually says." Let's take a look at what the Bible actually says to evaluate these strong claims.

The Apostasy of World Vision Embracing Gay Marriage

Shortly after I broke the news on my radio broadcast and on social media, Christianity Today confirmed the report: World Vision has decided to embrace homosexual "marriage" among its employees and to recognize practicing homosexual employees who profess faith in Jesus as true Christians.

Catherine Booth Would Advise Us To Move Forward

While reflecting on a powerful quote from the lips of Catherine Booth, I was struck by the fact that the latest strategies of the American Church, strategies to avoid conflict with the world, are not only wrong-headed. They are actually diametrically opposed to the strategies we should be following.

My Problem With the Republican Party

What do you do when you have no confidence that the party that holds to many of your core values will actually stand up for those values if put back in power? In the aftermath of CPAC, that's the predicament I find myself in when it comes to the Republican Party, and I'm sure I don't speak for myself alone.

Five Minutes Inside Eternity

Leonard Ravenhill once wrote, "Five minutes inside eternity and we will wish that we had sacrificed more, wept more, grieved more, loved and prayed more, and given more."

Disney Insists on Homosexual Scout Leaders

As reported on CNN.com, "The Walt Disney Company has given notice to the Boy Scouts of America that it will pull all funding to the group starting in 2015 because of a BSA membership policy that bans gay leaders."

What Are They Smoking in Colorado?

Well, pot sales in Colorado have been doing so well that the governor has announced his plans to put some of the unexpected tax revenues towards substance abuse prevention and youth marijuana use prevention. What in the world is he smoking?

Who Changed Things?

Who changed things from the vibrant, Spirit-empowered, "by life or by death" faith of the New Testament to today's spineless, home and garden, Sunday morning religion?