March 17, 2016

Being half Irish, I’ve always had great fondness for St. Patrick. That fondness grew when I was on my first short-term mission trip to Northern Ireland in the 1980’s. I discovered on that trip that in spite of the Roman Catholic/Protestant division in that time of ‘the Troubles,’ both Catholics and Protestants claimed a connection to Patrick. Who was this saintly man who could be owned by both sides of that great chasm? Going into town from our mission base at Darkley House in South Armagh,… Read more

March 16, 2016

If you think China’s communist government is considering the sacredness and dignity of human life by nixing its one-child policy, you’d be wrong. Read more

March 14, 2016

UPDATE: THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED UNANIMOUSLY (393-0) H.CON.RES. 75 TONIGHT. The clock is ticking in the final hours before Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement. Will the State Department make a determination of genocide for the victims of ISIS? And if so, will that critical determination be given only to the Yazidis — who definitely deserve it — or also to Christians and other religious minorities targeted for extinction by ISIS? According to law, the State Department must make its determination to… Read more

March 8, 2016

This International Women’s Day, I’m celebrating the accomplishments of five Evangelical women who’v personally inspired and invested in my public life and personal life. Thank you, ladies! Read more

March 4, 2016

If you happen to be in Manhattan this afternoon, and stroll past Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of the UN, you will most likely see dozens of people with signs declaring such slogans as “Arrest Bashir,” “#JusticeNOW,” and “Stop Rape in Darfur.” Or if you are on Twitter or Facebook, you may see the same demands. . . and, hopefully, even participate in some of the action yourself. The early 2000’s called: They want their war criminal arrested. And so do… Read more

March 1, 2016

Super Tuesday is here. Americans in a dozen states will pick their favorite presidential nominee. Who’s leading the Republican presidential primary polls? The man we kids of the 90s recognize from a Home Alone 2 cameo and then later reality TV show The Apprentice. Donald “You’re fired!” Trump is sprinting in the polls by double digits in some places for the job of Commander and Chief. Apparently, it’s we “evangelicals” who’ve helped him along the trail. For the past two… Read more

February 26, 2016

Their minds were free. their hearts were brave. They kept their promise to the grave. (“The Greater Tide,” Attalus) “Let no man write my epitaph.” That’s not much of a problem when it comes to 21st century martyrdom. Memorials and tributes to today’s Christians who have died for the faith is definitely a niche market. A small niche market. For instance, on Friday night, February 26, at 7PM, a group will gather outside The White House for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the… Read more

February 20, 2016

In my last blog post I talked about passivity/denial versus advocacy/action. The behavior of the German churches in WWII that sing hymns louder to drown out the cries of the Jews is being repeated today in the face of ISIS’ genocide by some American Christians. Watch the film “Sing a Little Louder” and share it with your friends, fellow church members, and pastors. Now it is time to take action. And the actions suggested in this blog post should be taken as soon as… Read more

February 18, 2016

Women in the Church know better. Our beauty and worth aren’t found in bedrooms and pin-up photos. Read more

February 17, 2016

When is singing hymns damning? When the increased volume of the hymn singing is not out of passion for the Lord, but to drown out the cries for help of those destined for slaughter. That was the indictment against some churches in WWII Germany within hearing distance of the railroad taking Jews to the concentration camps. I first heard this story, related in Erwin Lutzer’s When a Nation Forgets God, from retired U.S. Representative Frank R. Wolf (R-VA), who tells it to challenge American Christians:… Read more

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