The Giglio Problem: Triumph of the 3% Minority (When the Wealthy 1% Are Evil)

The news of pastor Louie Giglio being pulled from the upcoming inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama has traveled far and wide. Giglio was originally invited, it seems, due to his laudable work to combat sex trafficking; he was apparently asked to step down by the White House because the homosexual lobby found a 15-year-old [Read More...]

Ravi Zacharias: It’s Not Okay to Practice Homosexuality As a Christian

Some of you will be aware of the recent controversy surrounding Alan Chambers, the head of Exodus International, a ministry that helps gays and lesbians embrace the gospel.  Chambers recently suggested that one can be a born-again Christian and continue to practice homosexual sin, which touched off a firestorm. This is a tricky matter, but [Read More...]

Buckle Up: The “Culture Wars” Are Only Heating Up

There’s been a lot of talk about evangelicals opting out of the culture wars recently.  Some of that could be good.  Few of us want to identify the church with the Republican Party, or to act as if anything is more needful than the promotion of the gospel. But some of this discussion, led by [Read More...]

Sexual Hysteria: Douglas Wilson Gets Shouted Down at Indiana University

Justin Taylor blogged this yesterday; Denny Burk, my colleague at Boyce College, then posted it on his own blog.  It is nothing less than shocking.  Watch the full lectures for free here, and witness how Douglas Wilson, pastor from Moscow, Idaho, is treated.  Here you see where the cultural elite are going in terms of [Read More...]

Is Barack Obama a Christian?

Christianity Today just published a point-counterpoint between Judd Birdsall and me.  We were asked to answer, essentially, the question of whether Obama is a Christian or not.  Judd made a good case in arguing that he is; I, sadly, concluded that he does not seem to be.  I’ll leave you to read both and form [Read More...]

Robby George and Greg Thornbury on Natural Law: A Valuable InSight Podcast

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has just released an excellent podcast on natural-law thinking featuring an interview conducted by Doug Baker with constitutional law scholar Robby George and systematician Greg Thornbury. It is called “Morality: Past its Prime”, and it will prove profitable to the listener. For those who are new to this [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 31, 2008

1. Don’t let the polls affect your voting. So says no less an authority than Karl Rove.  If you initially disagree with him, think about 2000…and 2004… 2. The Henry Center is sponsoring a “Day with Dr. Don” at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA on December 8.  That’s their title, not ours.  He’ll be [Read More...]

Important Essay: Michael Horton’s “Beyond Culture Wars”

I like theologian Michael Horton‘s writing.  He’s often provocative and helpful.  Even if one doesn’t always agree with him, one generally finds him a stimulating read.  The latest issue of Modern Reformation has reprinted a column entitled “Beyond the Culture Wars” published fifteen years ago that bears out a reading.  Horton’s burden in the piece [Read More...]