Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Let Freedom Ring!

We recently remembered the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, and in that context, we do well to remember what he stood for: It was not just a message of racial equality. It was a message of freedom. Today, as our freedoms are under assault on many fronts, we must recapture that cry for freedom.

When Christian Conservatives Are Compared to the 9/11 Terrorists

You may have thought I was overstating things in my recent article, "Will California Go from Banning Religious Books to Burning Them?" You may have thought I was exaggerating when I referenced LGBT activists who compared Christian conservatives to ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Be assured that there was not a word of hyperbole in what I wrote. The truth is unsettling enough.

The Saddest Part of the Stormy Daniels Story

Porn star Stormy Daniels may be having the time of her life. She may be enjoying her newfound fame, at the expense of President Trump. She may be making boatloads of money with her "Make America Horny Again" tour and other endeavors. But at the end of the day, this is a sad story.

Free Speech: Use It or Lose It

Why must we dance around these issues with the constant fear of stepping on people's toes? Pull an article you agree with because you got some flack? Delete a post you feel is important because some people unfriended you? Our fellow-believers around the world are being tortured and killed for the gospel, and we're afraid of losing friends on social media? No wonder we're losing our freedoms. We're handing the jailer the keys.

YouTube Punishes My Criticism of Hamas

On Saturday, April 2, in the aftermath of the Palestinian protests in Gaza, Geraldo Rivera called Gaza "the world's largest concentration camp." In response, I posted a three-minute video, expressing my differences with Geraldo and placing the blame where it belongs: at the foot of Hamas. YouTube was not happy with my commentary.

3 Questions Regarding Our Bombing of Syria

Reactions to our bombing of Syria, as we joined together with the UK and France, have been intense on all sides. Why are some Trump supporters outraged with the president's actions? Why are others coming to his defense?

Why We Still Remember the Holocaust

The Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews is one of the greatest atrocities in world history. The number represents two-thirds of Europe's Jews and includes one-and-a-half million children and babies. And it occurred in the midst of "civilized" (and "Christian"!) nations.

So Many Charismatic Casualties

Have you been burned by a false prophecy? Did you lose your faith when a promised healing never came? There are more Charismatic casualties than many of us would care to admit.

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?"