Cattle ranchers and my Q Tip

My good buddy Matthew Lee Anderson thinks I am wrong about the inclusion of David Gushee and Matthew Vines at the upcoming Q conference. You should read the piece. Typical Anderson, it is smart, nuanced, and characteristic of the fearlessness known only to those sure of Christ’s love and confident of his victories already and still to come. Like [Read More...]

There is No Need to Fix Indiana’s RFRA

Things are moving fast in Indiana, and not for the better.  After passing a reasonable religious freedom protection law, the state legislature was cowed into gutting the law by a fierce coalition of LGBT activists, politicians and corporate cronies. These unnecessary revisions put Hoosiers of every faith in a worse position than they were in before [Read More...]

Straightforward Answers about Indiana’s RFRA Law

Last week, the Indiana legislature passed and Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, joining a long list of states that have passed a version of the federal RFRA law passed with near-unanimous support from Congress in 1993 and signed by President Clinton. The purpose of the law is straightforward: RFRA requires that laws [Read More...]

“Haven’t You Read?” Answering a modern-day Pharisee

A new book by Matthew Vines claims that Christians ought to affirm same-sex love. The arguments are not new, and have been thoroughly refuted. Still, the youthfulness of the author and his profession of Christian faith are a twist, and at a time when the Church is wrestling with the prevalence of same-sex marriage it [Read More...]

Jars of CLAY in a World in Need

In a secret vote held yesterday, the pro-life student group at Yale University was denied membership in the Social Justice Network of Dwight Hall (an organizing entity providing resources for dozens of service and activism groups on campus). From First Things: Last night Yale’s campus pro-life group—after a year in which they participated in meetings [Read More...]

Who’s Your Daddy?

Children deserve both a mom and a dad. Even they know that.   [Read more...]

Biblical Case for Freedom of Conscience

Attempts to preserve the fundamental rights of religious freedom and conscience have been met with scorn by many for different reasons. Some simply don’t understand the issue. Others refuse to accept the rights of religious people whose values leave no room for their sexual practices.  There are some Christians who, tired of “culture-warring,” seem eager [Read More...]

A Friend of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood

This week the Manhattan Declaration was honored to sign on to an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief submitted to the Supreme Court for consideration in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cases. These cases, to be argued in March, will determine whether the rights of religious freedom and conscience extend to Christian business [Read More...]

Our Miscarriage is Why I’ll March

On January 22, I will join hundreds of thousands of others at the March for Life in Washington, DC. Experiencing the miscarriage of my first child has influenced the reason why. For as long as I can remember I have been pro-life. My mom recalls the time when I was very young that I overheard [Read More...]

What kind of person are you becoming?

(On Tuesday, December 10, I was invited to give the chapel address at Colorado Christian University. This is a version of my remarks.) What is the most important question you can ask? I’ve been asked some pretty good ones: Will you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife? That’s pretty high on my [Read More...]