The story from Belgium was absolutely tragic. A 44-year-old woman disappointed by her female-to male surgery decided to die by euthanasia, feeling that the surgery had left her a monster. But the story behind the story is even more tragic
Christian ministry pages on Facebook are being targeted for profane harassment, and Facebook is turning a blind eye. I believe it is time for those of us who use social media, especially Facebook, to send them a message.
The biblical gospel starts with God and tells me what I can do to please him. The contemporary gospel – which is really no gospel at all – starts with me and tells me what God can do to please me.
The new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seems to have softened his tone towards Israel and, for the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the president of the United States has had direct communication with the leader of Iran. Does this signal a real change for the better? Can we really trust Iran? I seriously doubt it.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is certainly right when he says that Pope Francis "wants to shake us [Catholics] up." But is he doing more harm than good?
In light of the recent, shocking revelations about abortion clinic horrors, including all kinds of health code violations, it would only be logical to think that state governments would be reading the riot act to these clinics, telling them if they want to stay open, they had better comply with the law.
So this is what our society has come to. Within a 10-day period, sportscaster Craig James was fired by Fox Sports for comments he had made against homosexuality during a political campaign last year while Keith Olbermann was lauded for his 9-minute anti-Russia, pro-homosexuality rant on ESPN. The double standards are as glaring as they are shocking.
Childhood is a time of innocence, a time of wonder, a time of discovery, and no amount of fame and money can make up for the loss of a childhood. Just ask Miley Cyrus, whose newest video is reported to be even worse than her recent "twerking" display at MTV's VMA awards.
Already in April, 2009, an article in the Washington Post documented how, "Faith organizations and individuals who view homosexuality as sinful and refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say are costing them their religious freedom."
Many Americans were shocked to hear the report by Todd Starnes that "A family-owned Christian bakery, under investigation for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been forced to close its doors after a vicious boycott by militant homosexual activists." But why should we surprised?
While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us?
This past weekend, students and friends of our ministry school in North Carolina conducted a survey at the gay pride event in Charlotte. The survey was entitled, "Are You Open Minded?", and it led to some fascinating interaction, highlighting the moral malaise of this generation.
Despite his "concerns about government limiting parental choice on the care and treatment of their own children," Governor Chris Christie signed into a law a ban on ex-gay therapy for minor, thereby committing an outrageous act against both the people of New Jersey and his own Catholic faith.
What would have sounded completely unbelievable just 20 years ago is now law, thanks to California's Governor Jerry Brown: "transgender students" – meaning children from K-12 who believe they are trapped in the wrong body – can "pick the restrooms they want to use, and the sports teams they want to play on, based on their gender identity."
Professor Richard Dawkins, known as the world's most famous atheist, has risen to rock star status for his attacks on God and religion, in particular, his attacks on the God of the Bible. But when he recently criticized Muslims, he was in for a surprise.
In the wake of a rising tide of pro-life sentiments and sensibilities in America, the utter bankruptcy of the pro-abortion position is being revealed, especially in its more militant forms.
The murderous acts of Anders Breivik in Norway will be seen as proof that conservative Christians in America might just turn violent too, as if the demented actions of an anti-Muslim, anti-multiculturalist Norwegian have anything to do with the spiritual, moral, and cultural aspirations of American Christ-followers
When it comes to homosexuality and transgenderism, the message is plain and clear: “Thou shalt not criticize!”
America’s greatest crisis today is not economic, nor is it political, social, or military. But our greatest crisis goes deeper. It is a spiritual crisis