Disney Demands Georgia Let Go of Religious Freedom

We should have seen this coming. After all it was a Disney / Pixar film that captured the mantra of the secular Progressives: "We scare because we care." Just as we describe in You Will Be Made to Care, Disney has joined the NFL and other compassionate bullies to try to shut down even stripped-down religious freedom protection in Georgia under the auspices of opposing discrimination. They are threatening to take their Marvel movie-making magic somewhere else if Georgia passes HB 757 to protect … [Read more...]

[Audio] How Pastors Can Preach about Religious Freedom

My friend Dr. McKay Caston (who happens to also be my pastor) preached a sermon recently that demonstrates how pastors can and should preach about religious freedom.It is fine example of speaking the truth in love and preparing a congregation for the rising tide of persecution in America.McKay has agreed to let me post the audio here and share his sermon notes below. You can follow his blog here.I encourage you to share them with pastors and church leaders and prayerfully encourage … [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...]

5 Things I Don’t Understand about Christians for Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a WWF candidate. He is the Hulk Hogan of presidential politics.I Kid. You. Not.As recently as 2007 he was in the ring. Literally.He’s been behind the scenes of pseudo-wrestling shows for over 25 years. But that should come as no surprise.Think about what he has done in the campaign thus far and see if it doesn’t more resemble a WWF event than a bid to the highest office in the land–an office defined by its first holder George Washington, the epitome of both civ … [Read more...]

Urgent! Join Our Book Launch Team to Help Defend Freedom of Conscience

There is a war in America on your faith, family, and freedom to believe.For far too long, many of us have tried to stay on the sidelines, hoping the wildfire would burn past and leave us, our family, and our church alone.But those days are gone. The sidelines are shrinking. Everyone is fair game now.The florist, the baker, the pharmacist, the student, the coach, the small business owner, the parents, the children — all of them will be made to care.For several years, Erick E … [Read more...]

10 Topics Every Christian Couple Should Discuss before Marriage

How do I know the person God wants me to marry?My son asked me this question not long ago. It's a question I get often from readers trying to figure out what God wants them to do next.On the one hand, the question is much simpler than we make it. On the other hand, it is far more nuanced than we'd like to admit.Almost 18 years have passed since my wife and I said I do. Six kids later, we're rapidly approaching that time in life when our own children will be deciding when to get … [Read more...]

Why I’m Still Struggling to Sing in Your Church

A few years ago, I wrote a post finally just being honest about what I thought about modern church worship music in evangelical circles. It struck a chord as I discovered I was not alone in my frustration.I wanted to sing—and to sing in a way that didn't make me feel as if I were back in grade school—and a lot of other people did, too.Many people came out of the worship closet then, saying they had left the church entirely because of the pathetic state of music.Although I don't en … [Read more...]

YMCA Bows to Bullies on Transgendered Locker Rooms

OK. This is just hilarious. Or at least it would be if it were not true.The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties in Washington state had implemented a policy earlier this year not to allow people who are confused about their gender to choose their own locker rooms.But now they have reversed that decision. You are now free to move about in whichever locker room you choose.“In October we released a statement asking our transgendered members at our family facilities to use private ch … [Read more...]


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