Roe v Wade at 40: I Have a Dream

This is a guest post from Dr. Brian Mattson, Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership. Dr. Mattson also serves as faculty for the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship. You can follow his blog Dead Reckoning or connect with him on Twitter and Facebook. I have a dream!That one day children will not be judged on their stage of development, but on their intrinsic dignity and value as image-bearers of God.Yesterday I posted on the Civil … [Read more...]

Marriage Retreat: Why You Should Plan a Weekend Getaway

Want a weekend getaway? I do. How's your marriage? Mine could be better, too. A marriage retreat could be just the thing -- if only you knew why and how to plan it.Six kids and lot on my plate can cause me to lose focus on the important stuff in my marriage and family. If you think you've got it all under control for now, see my thoughts on How to Avoid the Parenting Blind Spots that plague us all.  Maybe what you need is a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway with your spouse.Not just a vac … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — Prayer for Obama, Mexicans Fight Cartels without Guns, McDonalds’ Islamic Law Settlement

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   An Inauguration Prayer for President ObamaRather than offer a ton of links to the many stories covering President Obama's Inauguration yesterday, I'll simply share one: An Inauguration Prayer for President Obama. I'm sure I'll have criticism of his policies in the coming 1,460 days remaining in his second term. But for now, a he … [Read more...]

An Inauguration Day Prayer for President Obama

Great and sovereign God, the Just Judge of all men, the Hand of Providence to which so many of our Founders appealed so often for direction and purpose, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the One who exalts Presidents and nations for Your purposes and before whom every knee must one day bow -- to you O God, my Father, I offer this prayer for the newly re-inaugurated President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.You are the one who ordains all who come into authority. You have … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — Obama’s Inauguration, Algerian Hostage Bloodbath, Second Amendment Rallies

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   President Obama's Inauguration, Formal Ceremony TodayThe Basics --  President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term by Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday, January 20, as required by the Constitution in a private ceremony in the White House. The formal ceremony on the rear of the Capitol building takes place today. Dig … [Read more...]

Inaugural Prayer: What I Wish Louie Giglio Had Said in His Statement

I have great respect for Pastor Louie Giglio of Passion City Church.I was pleased to hear Giglio had been invited to pray at President Obama's Inauguration. I was not pleased to hear that he had been pressured into withdrawing from participating due to his having once expressed the implications of his Christian faith concerning homosexual behavior. Although I understand Louie Giglio's concerns about protests potentially distracting both from the Inauguration and his own ministry efforts, I … [Read more...]

Just How Great Is Our God?

How many times have you sung that simple song, "How Great is Our God"? Yet how many times have you invested time in prayer for a specific request and quickly added provisions, excuses, and qualifications to protect that "great" God from the embarrassment of not answering?It's as if we're unwilling to really let go of our prayer.I know I've done it. Recently, we have been praying that our house would sell. So far, nothing. I can feel my grip tightening. My list of excuses growing.All too … [Read more...]

Got Prayer? Stop Worrying and Start Praying with Confidence

What if I get it wrong? I know I've wondered that about my prayers at times. Am I praying for the right things? Do I even want to pray?But I suspect we all face that same question when we pray at times. We wish we could stop worrying about getting it right and start praying with confidence for what we know God wants.But how do we know what God wants? And so the worrying begins.I've written about our own struggles with this question What If God Wants Me to Fail? and Is What You're … [Read more...]