Earlier this year the word "infanticide" wormed its way into the national consciousness. A video surfaced of Planned Parenthood spokesperson Lisa Snow advocating for infanticide.
How many people who are significantly different from you racially, culturally or socially have you shared a meal with recently?
This has proven a week of historic proportions for the United States Supreme Court. Or, histrionic, depending on whom is asked.
In recent weeks the UK Guardian broke wide open a story that had previously lurked in the shadows. No pun intended. Now, Edward Snowden is a household name worldwide.
When I was a young pastor I had a scattergun approach to preaching. Like many I tended to take a text, depart therefrom and go everywhere preaching the gospel.
Near the end of my pastoral tenure a shift happened I had never experienced in 20 years of ministry. After a sermon in which I addressed men and lust a woman approached me and asked, "When are you going to start challenging women in this area? Don't you think we struggle with lust, too?"
Why is calamity, the time we most need God's presence in pain, a time we tend to mouth off? Why, when pain and agony are all around, do we think theological pronouncements are the best response?
The home schoolteacher who taught my children is retiring after a stellar twenty-three year career.
A joint statement from the Sothern Baptist's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission North American Missions Board has been issued on religious freedom on the military.
As cultural debates continue to roll regarding the sanctity of human life, validity of same-sex marriage, the acceptance of infanticide, genetic modification and--coming to a theater near you--whatever is next, it is crystal clear that many self-identified Christians are ill equipped for public debate.