America has had an explosion of megachurches in the past decade. We also have Christian colleges rapidly expanding in size. Yet all these visible indicators are misleading; something else is also going on that tells a very different story.
Freedom of speech is a badly misunderstood concept. Here's why Christians must get this right.
In this explosive culture in America, motives are challenged endlessly. Trust in relationships is not earned easily. Criticism of others is ruthless. Cynicism is applauded loudly. Leaders are under detailed scrutiny.
The aftermath of Florence is extraordinary. What we have witnessed reminds us that after our many achievements, after our incredible advances in technology, medicine, transportation, communication, and other human endeavors, we are still merely mortals subject to the basest of earth's elements.
They are at it again! Liberal billionaires George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg and Nicholas Pritzker are attempting to force their left leaning ideology on Ohioans. This time it's by spending millions of dollars to weaken Ohio's drug laws.
Perhaps the reason I'm writing this article is the fact that it seems at least one report a month is coming in of another pastor or Christian leader falling in America.
This wasn't the first time that Evangelical leaders participated in the largest annual gathering of Muslims in the United States. What was especially intriguing were the questions and comments that audience members posed. They provide a window into what everyday Muslim Americans are concerned about when it comes to their relationships with Evangelicals and conservatives.
In recent months, there have been increasingly disturbing reports about the persecution of Christians in China. By 2020, the Communist Party will attempt to monitor its citizens through a massive surveillance system called China Skynet.
I made the decision to read Unbroken aloud to my students. That's a hard sell these days. Especially to teens who unabashedly declare they're not fans of reading or books, but would rather spend their free time streaming shows, scrolling through social media or playing video games. I was absolutely blown away by their reaction. They were hooked, just as I had been.
As we've talked about before on BreakPoint, suicides are increasing in the U.S. And the Church is not immune.
If you are a guy and have been involved in some sort of accountability group (like an X3group), no doubt the subject of "lust" has come up.
I grew up viewing the term "evangelical" as a guarantee of quality. I believed that evangelicals were the most faithful and orthodox followers of Christ and that they offered the closest approximation of the New Testament church. But while I regularly used the term "evangelical" to identify "good" Christianity, I would have been hard pressed to give a concise definition of the term. So what, exactly, does it mean to be an evangelical?
Supreme Court nominee Brent Kavanaugh has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than 35 years ago, a charge which he "categorically and unequivocally" denies. Also implicated in the charge was Kavanaugh's teen friend at that time, Mark Judge, who also denies the accusation. But what if the charges are true? Do they disqualify Kavanaugh today?
It's hard to imagine such a joke aimed at Muslims, Jews, or Buddhists. But ridiculing Christians is fair game in Hollywood these days.
Anti-Semitism has marched through the centuries with boots, bombs, tanks, and terror. Its resurgence is no longer at the world's doorstep; it has unashamedly penetrated organizations, institutions, governments, and yes, churches.
Daniel is just one of the 65 million refugees around the world who have lost everything. Like most refugees, Daniel lived a relatively normal life before the militia arrived.
We live in a world of injustice. Murder, theft, racism, abuse, and oppression are all around us, and Evangelical Christians are currently involved in an internal discussion about the best way we should address such injustice in the world, based on our common Christian beliefs.
Peer pressure almost never pushes teenagers to good places. Recently, it's been pushing them to the gender clinic.
Public support for Roe v. Wade is a very poor metric for measuring support for legal abortion. Many Americans do not know that Roe made it remarkably difficult for states to place limits on late-term abortions, and many are unaware that reversing Roe would return abortion policy to the states.
Let's look at a progression from worldview to practice. As we recognize the reality of the Christian worldview, it becomes integrative, it changes how we see reality.
If Bob Woodward's Trump-bashing, mega-bestseller is true, how should conservatives vote in the midterms? If the White House is in chaos, led by an unqualified and out of control president, what course should we take on November 6?
Personally I experience a check down in my spirit every time I hear the phrase "unconditional love".
College football season has kicked off but for many Christian kids on college campuses this is open season on their faith.
So, why are we starting Revitalize Network? As a starter, allow me to share ten reasons.
Over the years as a pastor, I've talked with people on their deathbeds and have often heard the same thing from parents: If they had it to do all over again, they would spend more time with their children and their spouse.
No amount of makeup will cover the fact that more and more men are walking away from vitally important aspects of masculinity.