Freedom is a very spiritual thing. It's a part of our being made in the glorious image of our Maker. Nevertheless, with the gift of liberty there also comes danger.
It was on a Thanksgiving Day a grouchy man was grumbling away as usual. "Can't you find some reason for which to be thankful?" a neighbor asked.
Conservative evangelicals are divided over fellow Alabama Senate candidate and champion of Christian values, Judge Roy Moore.
Now the California chapter of the NAACP is advocating we discard the national anthem because it's allegedly racist.
Dizzy Gillespie, the great jazz trumpeter, is remembered not only for his stupendous talent but also for the way his cheeks would puff out when he blew his horn.
I personally believe a lot of Christians who are in the Democrat Party should consider changing their registration.
Governor Cooper's executive order is a betrayal of the compromise he struck with state lawmakers, and arguably in violation of HB 142 the repeal legislation that was called a reset.
Genesis chapter 22 is one of the greatest chapters in the entire Bible. It records the supreme test of Abraham's faith. God called upon his servant to sacrifice what was dearest to his heart – his own beloved son Isaac. The circumstances seemed to shatter all of Abraham's hopes for the future.
I never aspired to be in the post I am today. In fact, during most of my pastoral ministry, I spurned political involvement. But at my last church, I became increasingly burdened about the moral melt-down occurring in America.
Whatever happened to good and evil? Evil is often nowadays called good. And good is called evil. It seems too many would prefer being raptured out of responsibility, rather than engaging society to make a difference.
We live in a fallen world, meaning that since human sin entered, all of nature was negatively impacted. Sometimes the laws of nature go awry and this will continue until God's redemption is finalized.
Work provides dignity to the human spirit and without it the soul flounders. Here are a few Bible verses about work.
Lincoln may have been the "Great Emancipator," but he was no paragon of anti-racism. Neither was Ulysses S. Grant, leader of the Union Army. Lincoln, Grant, and Lee opposed slavery. Still, all three were willing to sacrifice the dignity of their fellow man with full equality for political reasons. So, with respect to racism, how are Lincoln and Grant so much morally better than Lee?
If these men, participants in that horrible War Between the States, having watched their comrades fall in battle, and at the end of that great conflict turn to honor and salute each other, how can we dishonor their memory with lesser behavior?
No eclipse of this kind has occurred in the continental U.S. observable from coast to coast since 1918. This total eclipse will touch only one country: the United States. Could the eclipse be a sign from God?
At a press conference in Charlotte organized by the Christian Action League, I, along with four other high profile ministers in the state took umbrage with Barber's conclusions concerning prayer for public officials, as well as some other statements he made about the poor and most vulnerable in society and our responsibility to them.
When was the last time you heard a Christian ask an unbeliever, "Have you been saved?"
I've been reading the book of Genesis lately and the story of Joseph is a fascinating one.
There is a great story that I heard many years ago which I believe speaks quite profoundly to parents.
Sometimes I tremble for America. We seem to think that we can act in defiance of God's order – that we can ignore his sovereignty. Although many never state it outwardly, our behavior is indicative of the erroneous notion that we are big enough to shake our fist in the face of a holy God and escape his judgment.
We've seemingly forgotten what Robert E. Lee knew on that battlefield when things weren't going as he thought they should go, when instead of responding in anger and bitterness to the other side, he reached out in kindness.
What bridges the great divide between men and makes them brothers?
I think preachers are some of the greatest traitors to the cause of Christ. Like Peter, I don't think they mean to deny their Lord, but they do it all the time. They just don't realize how badly they're caught up in their own weakness.
Benjamin Franklin is renowned for his considerable wisdom. So much of what he said is woven into the fabric of Americana. Most of us have heard many of his sayings, but we might not have known their origin.
My love for Christ, his kingdom purposes, and my profound love for my friends and brethren in the Lord, constrains me to say that by drinking you put yourself at serious risk.