Richard Dawkins and the Demise of Christianity

In an interview a few years back, atheist Richard Dawkins took a momentary break from attacking Christianity to make a candid statement.His comments have gotten renewed attention with the rise of ISIS.He contemplated whether the object of his criticism holds some value after all: There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is d … [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...]

5 Gears: The Solution to Never Having Enough Time

I'm probably the only one to feel as if I can never do enough, never be enough, never [insert your favorite complaint here]. But maybe you've felt that way, too?I sometimes wonder what the Apostle Paul could be talking about when he prays in Ephesians 3:19  that we would be "filled with all the fullness of God."Fullness? Are you kidding me? Most days I'm happy to feel as if I have anything in my God cup, let alone have it filled to overflowing. And my family often feels that impact of … [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...]

Schools and the YMCA Allow Boys in the Girls Bathrooms

So which is it?On the one hand, we are constantly bombarded with the propaganda that one’s sexual orientation is not a choice. It is programmed into our genetic makeup from birth, even though there is no science to support such a claim and ample evidence that it is not true.Yet the Left is rallying around transgenders, those who are genetically unequivocally either male or female, pushing for the right to choose whether to live their lives as male or female and their right to use wh … [Read more...]

Will North Carolina Magistrates Be Made to Perform Same-Sex Marriages?

The religious freedom of some North Carolina magistrates is under attack.North Carolina is one of only two states to offer protection for those officials who cannot in good conscience—by the tenets of their Christian faith—carry out a marriage between same-sex individuals.The state law allows for magistrates with “sincerely held religious objection,” to recuse themselves from conducting a same-sex marriage, while local counties provide alternate magistrates who do not hold such object … [Read more...]