Ask Pastor John: Seven Reasons to Never Send Nude Selfies

Episode 1,000 today. It should be a little out of the norm, and it is. Today we tackle a surprisingly common phenomenon, made super convenient by the technology of the smartphone. Of course we’re talking about sending nude selfies. This is part of a growing conversation in our culture. I recently met with the assistant principle of a large public high school here in the suburbs of Minneapolis, to talk about smartphones and teens. She said to me this, I wrote it down: “In the last year, I’ve been … [Read more...]

First Liberty Briefing: Can Religious Organizations Use Public School Grounds for Religious Activities?

The Liberty Christian Center in Watertown, New York, asked for permission to use the Watertown High School Cafeteria for its religious services. The local school board denied the application and use of school property.Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senior Counsel—provides an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senator Charles Shumer, Global Demographics and Christian Worldview

I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. [display_podcast]WHY THE JUDICIAL USURPATION OF POLITICS IS A THREAT TO THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER The federal judiciary looms larger over the American political landscape than in any previous moments in American history. Many have actually described this as the judicial usurpation of politics, pointing to the fact that over the last several decades, the federal courts have ba … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Jesus is the Firstborn of All Creation?

Colossians 1:15 says that: Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Now, there are many we've interpreted, “firstborn of all creation,” to mean that Jesus is the first being created by God.The Mormons teach He is the literal offspring of “Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother” (also, literally the brother of Satan).The Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is the Archangel Michael.However, the very next verse says: He is the image of the invisible Go … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 191: Of Slugs and Kings

[display_podcast]Not to be clichéd! But if the words, “Mission Accomplished” ever meant anything to anyone in any situation, they absolutely apply here in John 17.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, this is the moment, courtesy of John, now forever frozen in time.The singular moment toward which all of human history, going all the way back to the Garden of Eden, had been slowly but steadily building.The seminal moment from which the remainder of human history, down to our pr … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: The Author and Perfecter

Bitia Buenrostro was born on November 13th, 1984 in the tiny border town of Brownsville, Texas. Much of her youth was spent carpooling back and forth across the border into Matamoros, Mexico. Summers were full of youth group adventures, family dinners, and plotting her illustrious Quinceañera, a life event that rivals the importance of a wedding day to a little girl in Mexico.Just before she entered fifth grade, Bitia’s parents withdrew her and her little brother from the private school in Br … [Read more...]