What one subject could possibly bring together radio host Rush Limbaugh, drag queen RuPaul, and Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia?
The few times I have written an article about the possible connection between violent acts and violent video games, I immediately receive responses from readers who say, "I've played violent video games for years, and they have not affected me negatively. I'm perfectly capable of distinguishing between fantasy and reality."
Several years ago my good friend and frequent debating partner, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, challenged me to debate the question, "Is Homosexuality America's Great Moral Crisis?" My answer was that homosexual activism is certainly a matter of great concern, but our country's greatest moral crisis is the lack of consciousness of God.
Since when did it become "extremist" to be pro-life, pro-family, and pro-marriage?
It is true that there is a lot of bad news in the world today, and much of it comes as a direct assault on our faith. Radical Islam is rising. Aggressive atheism is spreading. Much of the church in the West is backsliding, and our culture is rapidly deteriorating.
As much I as I am constantly tackling controversial subjects, I am also working for the unity of the Body, trying to major on the majors on my radio show (which reaches quite a diverse audience) and often interacting privately with those with whom I differ. Yet I recognize that sometimes, division for the sake of truth can be healthy. Now is one of those times.
We've been told that this not about sex or sexuality. This is about football. This is about civil rights. This is about the latest incarnation of Jackie Robinson. Well, if you actually believed all the hype you might want to think again. The NFL draft was sealed with a homosexual kiss.
For years now, anti-Christian activists have been pushing the hate button and accusing those of us who hold to biblical morality and family values of being intolerant, hate-filled bigots (and worse).
It was disturbing enough that a young mother filmed her abortion for the world to see. But what she said a month and a half later was even more disturbing. Sickening would be a better word.
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Internet has been abuzz with intriguing headlines announcing that scholars have determined that the so-called "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" papyrus is "authentic" and that there is "no forgery evidence" in the manuscript.
There is no doubt that there is real suffering among the Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank (which is actually ancient Judea and Samaria). The question is who, precisely, is most responsible for their suffering?
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.
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.
We've heard it for years now from gay activists. "You need to be tolerant and inclusive. You need to embrace diversity."
In the spirit of forgiveness that God Himself extended to us through Jesus, I believe we should accept World Vision's statement of repentance with graciousness and offer their leadership the forgiveness they requested, commending them for their contrition.
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.
In an effort to expand his party's base of support, Senator Rand Paul is urging fellow-Republicans "to find a place for young people and others who don't want to be festooned by" issues like "traditional marriage."
The idea that God is finished with the Jewish people as a nation and that the church has replaced Israel in God's plan is not only a serious theological error. It is a deadly one as well.