Rick Warren’s Questions for Obama & Romney

Mark Brown

One of the most unique moments in the 2008 presidential election year in America was not only the selection of our first African-American president, there was another moment. When Pastor Rick Warren opened the doors of Saddleback Church to then Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain for the first-ever Civil Forum on the Presidency, it was something special. You may have heard by now that Warren has cancelled this year’s forum due to the incivility already evidenced from the candidates and their respective campaigns. He said in a recent interview that “to pretend civility … would be … [Read more...]

Newsflash: Marriage Reduces Poverty (A Brookings Study)

MARRIAGE REDUCES POVERTY? A recent study by the Brookings Institute shows that for those who graduate from high school, who get a full-time job and wait until 21 before they get married and then have their first child, the probability of becoming poor is 2%. If those factors are absent, the probability of becoming poor is 76%! … [Read more...]

Same-Sex Marriage: Does Obama’s Decision Alienate Black Pastors/Leaders?

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Bishop Harry Jackson, an African-American pastor and board member of the National Association of Evangelicals, expresses the awkward position he finds himself in following President Obama's decision to publicly endorse same-sex marriage. Apparently, he is not alone. Will Obama's decision frustrate some of his key constituents? And, was it really an announcement he wanted to make BEFORE the election? What do you think?   … [Read more...]

Marriage and Revelation: What John Remembered

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Marriage is a revelation; or, better said, a series of revelations. And a Christ-Follower, whether married or single, is greatly helped when they discover how much our spiritual union with Christ is like a good marriage. As a matter of fact, Paul the apostle encouraged his readers to make the connection and to ponder it when he said that the “object lesson” of marriage is “a profound mystery (Eph. 5:32a).” Let’s consider the mystery. When love captures two hearts they both find out soon that there is much to discover. … [Read more...]

What the Wilderness Tabernacle Reveals About Intimacy.

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Rod Cooper, a professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, describes intimacy as “INTO-ME-SEE!”  I like that.  It says much about what intimacy brings and calls for.  Undoubtedly, within the context of marriage, the husband or wife who chooses to give their spouse genuine intimacy gives them much more than a marriage license.  They give them themselves . . . unmasked, uncovered and unlimited. … [Read more...]


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