Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

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?

5 Questions About the Possibility of an Openly Gay NFL Player

In case you missed it this past weekend, the big news in sports had nothing to do with the Winter Olympics or with athletic triumphs and defeats. Instead, it was the news that a top college football player, Michael Sam, who is expected to be drafted in the NFL, declared that he is gay. It was deemed to be such big news that it was even the lead story on some non-sports news websites

From 'Fetus Slayer' to Pro-Life Champion

In the midst of the rising tide of hostility that pro-life activists are experiencing, it's important to remember that some of the most vociferous abortion advocates of the past have become prominent pro-life champions. It's a scenario that is sure to repeat itself again.

Cigarette Smoking Kills the Third Marlboro Man

Earlier this week it was reported that, for the third time, a Marlboro Man actor died of a smoking related disease after spending the last years of his speaking "out fiercely about the hazards of smoking." There's a biblical principle that underscores the tragic irony of these deaths, and it's summed up in one Hebrew word.

The Grammys and the Myth of Marriage Equality

In a tribute to "marriage equality," Sunday night's Grammy Awards featured the "on-air wedding of [33] couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors." In reality, talk of "marriage equality" is nothing of the sort.

A Call To Personal Revival

For many years, I have told students in our ministry school that the greatest challenge they will face is not learning to teach or preach well, or to administrate or evangelize or walk in the Spirit's power or raise funds, or whatever else is needed for effective ministry.