For years we've been told not to be confrontational and not to address controversial moral issues lest we offend the world and drive away the lost. And so, in the name of wisdom, a spirit of compromise has entered our pulpits, and we sound more like spiritual politicians than truth-telling shepherds.
Dear NFL Athletes, As a fan rather than a critic, may I offer a suggestion to you regarding the national anthem? it seems like the league can get very political on some fronts. And who is affected by this? You and the fans. This is not fair and this is not right.
According to every reliable report, my young namesake Michael Brown was not shot in the back, nor did he have his hands up, nor did he utter the words, "Hands up, don't shoot."
The sexual revolution promised freedom but produced bondage. It promised excitement but produced emptiness. It promised thrills and produced STD's. Thanks for nothing, sexual revolution. You have brought nothing but destruction.
It's often said that you can know a man by his enemies. That being the case, we can know a lot about Judge Roy Moore by the blaring headline on Huffington Post last night: "Alabama Earthquake: GOP Picks Outsider Bigot." Translated, this means, "GOP Picks Conservative Christian, Anti-Establishment Candidate." Sounds good to me.
Have you heard this before? "We know that the last days will be wicked. Very wicked. Just like the days of Noah. That's what Jesus said." What was Jesus' main point?
Earlier in the week, the president had referred to NFL players who knelt in protest during the national anthem as "SOB's" who should be fired. NFL owners expressed their solidarity with the protesters and their disappointment with President Trump. Is there a right and wrong in all this?
One of the cruelest things we can do during a time of great human suffering is to suggest that those who are the most severely afflicted must be worse than everyone else. "Those wicked sinners got what they deserve in that hurricane," we say glibly, little knowing that we condemn ourselves in the process.
Just when you think you've heard it all, a pastor calls your radio show asking how to respond to a congregant who claims that cannabis was sanctioned by God in the Torah. That's right, sanctioned by the Lord Himself, not to be smoked but to be burned in large quantities by the priests of Israel. Far out!
Yes, it would be wonderful if Jesus returned for His people this week, but it's not going to happen. Count on it. The Second Coming will not take place this year on September 23.
President Trump's first speech before the U.N. was vintage Trump, for better or for worse. One line in particular epitomized why some people love him and others loathe him: "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself." Accordingly, his speech drew enthusiastic praise as well as breathless condemnation.
Here are some obvious questions that are going through many people's minds. Could it be that God chooses to heal some and not others? If so, how can we pray for healing with any confidence?
A radio host in Detroit told me he was shocked one day when a caller referred to his child as a "carbon unit." Yes, a carbon unit. That's how a dad talked about his own kid. But this is not much different than referring to a baby in the womb as a "mass of cells."
The city of Berkeley was on alert. Barriers were erected to stop violent protesters. Bank of America boarded up windows. Police were authorized to use pepper spray if merited. Traumatized UC Berkeley students were offered counseling if needed. What was causing this disturbance? Ben Shapiro gave a talk.
What you're about to read will shock you. Unfortunately, when it comes to transgender activism, the world must be turned upside down to accommodate someone struggling with gender confusion.
My friend told me that, as he was praying one day, he felt he received this insight: Just as a plane or bird can't fly without two wings, so also America, to be healthy, needs two wings, a left and a right.
These storms remind us of our frailty, of our weakness, of our helplessness, of our need. We can send satellites to Mars and build enough nuclear weapons to blow up the earth. And we can design robots and discover the meaning of DNA. Yet we cannot stop the wind and the rain and the fire. We cower before Mother Nature, recognizing our fate is not in our hands.
I received a call that was unique in its perspective and pain. It was from a young Christian woman who, in a time of financial need as a single mother, took a job at Planned Parenthood. She said, "I saw an ultrasound during the abortion...and the baby was trying to escape...to get away...but he couldn't..."
In reality, it is the religious left that is dying, while those who uphold Scripture are seeing blessing and increase around the globe. Out of the 100 largest churches in America, how many are conservative? The vast majority, at the least.
Would you like to come behind the scenes with me for a moment to see what it looks like when YouTube suddenly demonetizes hundreds of your videos?
If a group of astronomers issued a major document stating that the earth revolves around the sun and the moon revolves around the earth, it would be greeted with a shrug of the shoulders. Who didn't know that? Why, then, has a recent statement by Christian leaders affirming the basics of biblical sexuality been greeted with such protest from other professing Christian leaders?
A recently proposed California bill would put nursing home caregivers in jail for refusing to refer to 90-year-old Sally, who now identifies as Sam, with male pronouns. This is insanity.
What connection is there between the tragic events in Charlottesville and the release of an evangelical Christian statement on human sexuality? Absolutely none. That is, unless you are former evangelical Jen Hatmaker.
In the course of one short week, America witnessed an extremely unique solar eclipse and then watched the state of Texas get hit with a catastrophic hurricane. Is God trying to get our attention, or is it foolish (and even dangerous) to speculate like this?
Something very ugly is happening in America, something dangerous, divisive, and destructive. The leftwing media is adding fuel to this fire by peddling a very dangerous lie, one that equates the vast majority of Trump supporters with Nazis and White Supremacists. Liberal campuses are doing their part as well, declaring war on whiteness itself.