Missouri: The Latest Religious Liberty Battleground

Georgia isn't the only state where religious freedom is under attack these days. As we warn in You Will Be Made to Care, the Left is just getting started. In Missouri, Democratic senators filibustered a bill that would permit the people of Missouri to vote to amend their Constitution to give clear protection to those who object on moral grounds to redefining the institution of marriage. Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and other Democratic lawmakers filibustered to block the bill they … [Read more...]

Marco Rubio and Today’s Leadership Test

After the voting results yesterday, it is abundantly clear, or at least it should be, that Marco Rubio has no path to a majority of delegates in the Republican primary.But that doesn’t mean he does not have significant influence at this moment in the race. In fact, he may be the most influential player today. How he makes his next move will matter significantly for the future of our nation.Leadership can be a funny thing, often requiring us to take counterintuitive actions to keep m … [Read more...]

Georgia Governor Claims Jesus Wants Him to Oppose Religious Liberty

The Atlanta Journal Constitution actually used this headline to report Governor Nathan Deal's surrender of religious freedom in Georgia: Nathan Deal makes a forceful, biblical case against Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill If ever there was a snort-worthy headline, this is it.The truth is that what we are seeing in Georgia is crony capitalism at its worst—big business in bed with lovers of big government being pushed by special interests to trample the rights of the majority of citizen … [Read more...]

John Kasich Reverses His Attack on Religious Liberty

During the February 25 GOP debate, Governor Kasich made an alarming statement on religious liberty.He encouraged Americans to put commerce over conscience and to engage in what they believe to be sinful for the sake of the “greater good.” His “conservative” position left much to be desired.In a recent blog post I took him to task for his attack on religious liberty.Kasick reversed his position in the March 3 Fox News debate.Essentially, he took the position I laid out in that pos … [Read more...]

Andy Stanley’s Ridiculous Attack on Families and Churches

I like Andy Stanley. His writing and teaching have been a help to me over the years. But his recent attack on families and churches leaves me wondering if he hasn't drunk too much of his own mega-church Kool-aid.I've enjoyed Stanley's leadership sessions at Catalyst and elsewhere. Although we've never met, we have a number of mutual friends. He is the pastor of the largest church in America.But his recent slam on any church that isn't trying to be a mega-church and any family that isn't … [Read more...]

Frustrated Evangelicals Demand a King in Donald Trump

 2016 will not be the first time the people of God made political decisions born of fear instead of faith. Evangelicals who know their biblical history will recall the time of the judges after the Israelites had left Egypt and entered the Promised Land of Canaan. It was a chaotic and lawless time during which foreigners routinely invaded. The people of God grew tired of it all. They demanded a savior, a ruler who would fix all their problems and make Israel great again.They repudiated … [Read more...]

[Podcast] What Christians Should Consider When Choosing a Candidate

It’s time for a lot of us to start casting votes in political primaries here in America.I have definite political opinions, but I won’t be sharing them in this episode. Instead I want to share the process I use to select candidates—separate from any political parties or individuals—in the hope that it helps.Take listen here at FaithWalkers.Don’t expect to hear any endorsements for particular candidates in this episode. That isn’t my point here.I unpack the following basic stat … [Read more...]

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio in Georgia

Tomorrow is the first time in my adult life that my primary vote will actually mean something.Having lived in Ohio for nearly four decades prior to moving to Georgia, the primary season was always all but over by the time the vote got to Ohio (which only moved up in the primary schedule this year).This year I will cast a vote to help decide the nominee for the Republican party.And I choose Marco Rubio.The truth is that I could flip a coin to choose between Ted Cruz and Marco … [Read more...]