We have developed the most advanced meteorological technology known to humanity. But our best scientific instruments are no match for nature. The devastation is another reminder that our world is more unpredictable and ungovernable than we wish to admit.
I see more signs of healthy church leaders today than I have seen at any point in my 30 years of ministry.
Theodor Herzl is celebrated as the founding father of Zionism. He is a leader much admired in the pro-Israel Christian community.
I had a full-time job, but every month was still a struggle. We were always one unexpected bill or one car repair away from being homeless again. There was no such thing as hashtags back then, but if there had been, hashtags like #singlemomlife and #inthetrenches and #inthethickofit would have been recurring themes for us.
The current political tone and the debate over "civility" demonstrate that the "root" is growing rapidly in America, and is being nurtured by many important voices who douse the socio-cultural-political landscape with vitriol.
How is it that a nation known for its politeness has become so committed to killing its most vulnerable citizens?
Paul reminded the Ephesians of the gift of enlightenment they had received in their faith, and how grateful he was for them and their new "sight."
Female Genital Mutilation is the chilling name of a barbaric procedure suffered by an estimated 500,000 Muslim girls in the United States. Georgia physician Dr. T. Wayne Bloodworth's mission is to provide free surgeries to restore the bodies and minds of women who have been traumatized and robbed of their female identity.
"I am a cancer survivor," I said. Many people in the room began to weep. Though they had wonderful doctors and nurses, their medical resources were almost non-existent. I looked into the faces of men and women who would surely be dead in a few months. "Yes, I am a cancer survivor," I told them. "But someday I will die, and so will you. Today, I have come to tell you how you can live forever."
We are witnessing an epidemic of deep bitterness and resentment that most of us have never seen in American society. It seems that everyone resents everyone else.
I was in my early thirties, established in my career and comfortable in my skin, but I was still nervous when the time came to meet my future mother-in-law. Would she like me as a person, approve of me as a daughter-in-law, accept me into the family, even with my bad-girl past?
How many remember the very first days of becoming a Christian? How many remember the experience of being filled with God's Holy Spirit? Oh the new joy! Oh the new peace that passed all understanding!
A new film is telling the details of a horror so unspeakable, it shocked federal investigators. It's a story that needs to be told.
Throughout history there are Christians who chose to run into the brokenness, not away from it. And one just won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The truth is that we all mishandle money at some point in our lives. Few of us were taught what God says about money in the Bible and as a result, we flounder around trying to do the best we can.
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court. It was something the likes of which our nation has never seen. But the novelty isn't over yet, as the reactions, and the reactions to the reactions, continue to pour in. Division is increasing and it is toxic.
Several years ago I worked for a church in a predominantly working-class neighborhood in the south part of Louisville, Kentucky. Almost every Caucasian I met there readily, even proudly, identified as Catholic. Follow up questions revealed that the vast majority hardly ever attended mass.
A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll measures the degree to which Americans think it's important for political candidates to have strong religious beliefs. There are three good reasons believers and non-believers alike should want their political candidates to be religious.
This Friday, October 12th, the story of perhaps America's most prolific serial killer will come to big screens across the country. It's fact, not fiction.
It was bad enough when CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers labeled Kanye West "the token negro of the Trump administration." It was even worse when CNN's Don Lemon, with great emotion, repeatedly stated that Kanye needed help and that he had not been the same since his mother died. All because he met with President Trump and praised his policies openly and boldly.
Consider for a moment the small pool of professors who write academic papers that promote hypnosis as a means of filling in memory gaps. What are the odds that one of these professors would become the focal point of the most contentious and politically charged "memory gap incident" in our nation's history?
The 7.5-earthquake that struck Indonesia set off a rare seismic process called liquefaction that destroyed a church holding a Bible camp, after carrying the church a mile away from its former location, killing at least 34 young people.
The question is, what is your siren? What is so enticing to break your concentration on the only thing that matters in life — Jesus?
In the attack on Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, we saw duplicity in full display.
The way many cultural elites talk may give the impression that the transgender revolt against God, humanity, biology, and reason, has conquered; but, as the great 20th century philosopher Yogi Berra reminded us, "It ain't over 'til it's over."
God's secret wisdom is given to those who are humble in heart, and willing to admit they need the Lord's grace and guidance. God's secret wisdom is not given to the proud.