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.
Which is more insidious, the enemy that you recognize or the enemy that appears to be your friend? Which is more dangerous, a rag-tag bunch of poorly-funded White Supremacists or a well-organized, massively-funded, "civil rights" organization which demonizes Christian conservatives?
Do you know what 24-hour news networks have in common with professional wrestling? It can be summed up in one word: entertainment. I am encouraging all viewers to remember that what they're watching is primarily scripted entertainment.
It all happened in the course of one night, and it happened quite suddenly. It wasn't just a few videos here and there that were flagged on YouTube. It was dozens of them. No, wait, it was pages of them. No wait, pages and pages of them.
In the aftermath of the President's comments about Charlottesville, some Republican leaders have distanced themselves from him, while a number of major business leaders have stopped supporting him. Why are the evangelical leaders on his faith advisory council still standing with him?
"Should the media highlight acts of hatred and violence when carried out by the left?" I'm not talking about Charlottesville here or making a moral comparison between the groups involved. I'm talking about a consistent pattern of dangerous words and deeds from the radical left, most of which get scant attention from the media.
Mr. President, I write this with the utmost respect. My appeal to you, sir, is straightforward: Please help unify our country. At the moment, our nation needs someone more compassionate than combative, a true and effective peacemaker. You can be that man.
In keeping with standard transgender talking points, Planned Parenthood wants parents to teach their preschoolers that "their genitals don't determine their gender." Instead, gender is whatever you make it to be. As I've heard endlessly from LGBT activists, "Gender is not what's between your legs, it's what's between your ears."
America is in very bad shape right now. But really now, are we as divided today as we were immediately before, during, and after the Civil War? Is it even fair to compare?
In the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy, what grieves me the most is that so much of the church sounds just like the world.
If you listen to some secular media, you'd get the impression that Donald Trump is responsible for Charlottesville and that those who voted for him are culpable as well. You'd also get the impression that unless you denounce Trump, you are guilty of racism and are likely a white supremacist.