First Liberty Briefing: NFL Players and High School Football Coaches Support Coach Kennedy

Former NFL players, Steve Largent and Chad Hennings along with two Seattle high school coaches filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of Coach Kennedy’s right to take a knee after games.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. You may be familiar with coach … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 184: A Steady Hand on the Wheel (of YOUR Life)

[display_podcast]It was an epic one-two punch to the gut.Jesus’ gut, not to put too fine a point on it.A brutal betrayal coupled with a devastating denial by two of Jesus’ handpicked and beloved disciples.In this PODCAST, I am referring of course to Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s three-time denial.If there is a silver lining to these increasingly billowing clouds, it is this: There is a clear pattern emerging here in John 13. A pattern that tells quite a tale, striking subtext to … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?

We’ve never been afraid of ruffling feathers on the podcast. And as we move into the epicenter of the Christmas season, that’s good because no APJ question is more common this time of year then questions over what Christian parents should do with Santa Claus. What should we do with old St. Nick? It’s been asked over 70 times in the APJ inbox, and every year the questions come again. Now of course, Pastor John, as you know, there’s a fourth century Greek historical figure named Saint Nicholas. Bu … [Read more...]

WWUTT: How Important is the Virgin Birth?

Pastor Andy Stanley recently said: “If somebody can predict their own death and then their own resurrection, I'm not all that concerned about how they got into the world because the whole resurrection thing is so amazing. And in fact, you should know this… that Christianity doesn't hinge on the truth or even the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus. It really hinges on the resurrection of Jesus.” Okay, Andy… so you're not amazed about the fact that the Old Testament prophets predicted his bir … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Is It Sinful to Be Pregnant Before Marriage?

Here is a sensitive question we get not infrequently in the inbox, and this time it comes from a nameless female listener, who simply asks this: “Pastor John, is it a sin to be pregnant before marriage?” How do you go about answering such a sensitive question? One way to reframe this question would be to ask: Are the effects of sin, sin? But when I thought that, I thought: No. Even that is not precise enough, is it? Because pregnancy before or outside of a marriage covenant may be owing to a wom … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Religious Freedom and SOGI Laws

When it comes to religious freedom, we face two equal and opposite temptations. But neither will do in the face of our current challenges. [display_podcast]Here on BreakPoint we often talk about the ongoing struggle between religious freedom and so-called “sexual freedom.” Today, religious freedom, though clearly established in the Bill of Rights, often loses. Sexual freedom is on the march and seems to be taking no prisoners.The latest flash point in this struggle is so-called SOGI law … [Read more...]