Rubio Is Right: Obey God, Not the Supreme Court


Senator and Republican Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio turned some heads on the Left recently by saying we should obey God rather than men.The fact that such a simple statement would provoke controversy at all signals just how far our freedoms have already slipped.What Rubio said is nothing new. It is what nearly every Christian -- and people of every major religion -- have believed for two millenia:In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally … [Read more...]

Would Jesus Bomb ISIS? Ask a Stupid Question…


When I proposed a few day ago that ISIS needed the Gospel and a good bombing, several critics pushed back by playing the Jesus card. They declared us as sinners to be analogous to ISIS jihadists, and compared Jesus to the innocent victims of their attacks. A few Facebook comments, for example: Comment 1: This is so away from Jesus I don't even know where to start. Good thing Jesus didn't take this approach when we put him on the cross. Comment 2: Did Jesus keep the legions of angels at bay in t … [Read more...]

Syrian Refugees Test Common Sense, Not Bigotry


We are all bigots now, apparently. Why? Because we don't welcome refugees from Syria into America with open arms when we know ISIS is using them as cover to infiltrate Western nations and kill us.ISIS is creating a crisis -- made worse by our own fecklessness -- and then leveraging it to their advantage.And we are being pressured to let them get away with it by our "compassionate" leaders who lack the courage to act in the face of evil.It is easier to bully us than to bully Islamic … [Read more...]

ISIS Needs the Gospel — and a Good Bombing


The safe thing for Christians to say in response to the ISIS attacks in Paris (not to mention the Beirut massacre and the downing of the Russian airliner) is that we need to love everyone -- the victims, their families, and the misguided souls who comprise ISIS.And who can argue with that? Saying we should love everyone is the equivalent of wearing pink to support breast cancer research -- it's the fundraiser no one can take issue with (which may explain why we see it … [Read more...]

One Thing Some Republicans and Modern Church Leaders Share

Please, Like Me!

As I pondered a couple of seemingly unrelated things -- Establishment Republicans and Seeker-friendly Church Leaders -- I stumbled onto a similarity between the two -- a lack of moral courage. And a reason why.Establishment Republicans try to be liked by those they deem to be in the middle. They crave the acceptance of supposed Independents who they think are seeking likable, lovable politicians who just want to get along with everyone.They think that these Independent voters want … [Read more...]

For the 21 Christians Murdered by ISIS : A Moving Tribute [Video]


My friend Dr. Brian Mattson of Dead Reckoning TV along with Jay Friesen has delivered one of the most moving tributes to the Jewish and Christian victims of ISIS entitled "We Will Not Be Lost:"  We are deeply disturbed by our political leadership's inability to name this enemy, but we are even more disturbed by its inability to name its victims. The Jewish dead in Paris were called by our President "a bunch of folks in a deli." The twenty-one Christian martyrs were called by our President " … [Read more...]

Georgia Education Reform: 3 Thoughts on Fixing Failing Schools


When children are trapped in failing schools, it is a moral issue that all Christians should be concerned about. Even those of us who are not big fans of government-sponsored education see the value of reforms to help failing schools.In my home state of Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal is proposing an education reform approach to create Opportunity School Districts that would bring failing schools under the direct, temporary control of the state in order to turn them around.According to … [Read more...]

Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Expressing Christian Views


Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended for publishing a book without permission in which he expresses traditional, orthodox Christian views about sexual behavior outside of marriage.A report from Atlanta's WSB-TV: [Cochran was] suspended for one month without pay and will be required to complete sensitivity training. In the book based on Christian values, Cochran identifies himself as Atlanta's fire chief and says his first priority as chief is to run the department "to cu … [Read more...]