Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Hungary, the Huffington Post, Christianity, and Islam

If the Huffington Post is to be believed, a bigoted Prime Minister in Hungary is leading the nation in a dangerous, ultra-right direction, to the consternation of the populace. If the election results are to be believed, a courageous Hungarian leader is standing against a sea of political correctness, with the support of the populace.

When a Man Sets the Record for the Fastest Marathon Run by a Woman

The Boston Marathon (among other marathons) has announced that men who identify as women can compete with the women. I'm not questioning the fact that some men believe they are really women (and vice versa). I'm simply stating the obvious: These men are not biological women, and it is not fair for a biological male to compete against a biological female.

Have We Made a Mess of the Greatest Holy Spirit Movement in History?

The Charismatic-Pentecostal movement finds itself at a critical juncture. On the one hand, our movement is arguably responsible for the greatest ingathering souls in Church history, with well over 500 million new converts in the last 50 years. On the other hand, abuses abound in our midst, from sexual scandals to financial impropriety and from unaccountable prophecies to doctrinal deviances.

Confessions of a Former Teen Activist

As a former teen activist, I'm glad to see young people standing for a cause. I appreciate their conviction and zeal and energy. And I'm thrilled when young people truly believe they can change the world. At the same time, I'm thrilled that I was not given a platform to speak to the nation during my teen activist years. Practical wisdom doesn't come overnight.

We Have Forgotten How to Blush

Do you remember when it was considered shameful to be a porn star? When porn and mainstream entertainment didn't mix? There was a time in our culture when we knew how to blush. When we had a sense of propriety. These are the days of middle-schoolers sexting each other. These are the days of wall-to-wall, day-and-night porn. These are the days when releasing a sex-tape is the path to stardom.

Who Separated Passover From Easter?

This year, as Christians celebrate Good Friday, Jews will be celebrating Passover. But most years, the two holidays are separated, sometimes by several weeks. How did we end up with two distinct holy seasons when, in the beginning, they were one?

Are People Born Transgender?

We need to address these "born trans" claims the moment they are out of the gate. How should we respond to these new studies? Are they any different than the earlier "gay gene" or "gay brain" claims?

I Agree With Chuck Todd

If the presidential elections were held today and Donald Trump was running against Hillary Clinton, I would vote for him without hesitation. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't embarrass me at times like he did with Chuck Todd.

The Forgotten Words of Jesus

The next time someone tells you that Jesus said, "Don't judge," how about saying this? "Did you know those words are from the Sermon on the Mount? How about we read that sermon together?"