John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetics.
Kasey Leander is a Fellow with the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). Prior to his time at OCCA, Kasey earned an undergraduate degree in history and PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) from Taylor University. While at Taylor, Kasey served in various ministry roles on campus and was active in student government. He has also worked briefly in politics, serving as an intern in the US Senate in Washington, DC.
The most significant challenges we face in our culture are not fundamentally moral ones. We do face moral challenges but the ones we face are the fruit of the problems, not the root. It’s the effect, not the cause. At the root of the issues of our culture has been a dramatic shift in how we think about the nature and value of the human person.
The new sexual orthodoxy encourages hurting young people to change what shouldn’t be changed and discourages them from working on the things that they can work on.
The Book of James tells us that the effectual prayer of a righteous man avails much. This has been a movement of prayer of hundreds of thousands of Christians for decades. Let’s be a part of it.
In other words, things that were once considered wrong are now considered right, and things that were once considered right are now considered wrong.
There used to be a time when fatherlessness was considered a tragedy. Now, raising a child without a father or, in some cases, without a mother is a perfectly acceptable intentional choice.
The fundamental assumptions of a Christian worldview are straightforward. Right and wrong are grounded in eternal truths, not subject to the whims of a person or a culture.
You should only care about the Equality Act if you are a Christian, or a person of faith, or a woman, or own a business, or run a nonprofit, or go to school, or teach at a school, or are a medical or mental-health professional, or (especially) are a female athlete, or under the age of 18, or ever use a public restroom.
There is no sugar-coating, excusing, or explaining away Ravi’s behavior. It was sinful. It was wicked. And, as this report made crystal clear, it was duplicitous. As St. Paul wrote, “There is none righteous, no not one.”
God cares about justice. One of the great contributions of Christianity to human history is the very idea that all people should be treated justly. The problem is that radical, problematic views undergird so many calls for justice today.
Like so many others, I’m devastated. There is no sugar-coating, excusing, or explaining away Ravi’s behavior. It was sinful. It was wicked.