January 25, 2016

2015 was bloody year to be a Christian. With today’s media making such a fuss about Islamaphobia, homophobia or any other perceived slight against other groups, Americans may have been distracted from a very intense and ongoing persecution of Christians around the world. It shows no sign of weakening in 2016. In the words of Open Doors, an organization founded in 1955 to assist persecuted Christians, 2015 has been “the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern… Read more

January 21, 2016

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… Read more

January 19, 2016

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… Read more

January 17, 2016

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… Read more

January 10, 2016

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… Read more

January 7, 2016

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… Read more

January 4, 2016

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… Read more

January 1, 2016

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… Read more

December 31, 2015

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 objections to conduct the marriage. Such an allowance… Read more

December 22, 2015

The city of Atlanta is supposed to be the buckle of the Bible belt. But when their fire chief published a book in which he quoted Scripture, he was fired for doing so. Kelvin Cochran was made to care. I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Chief Cochran about his ordeal for the upcoming book I co-authored with Erick Erickson entitled You Will Be Made to Care. In fact, I will feature the interview in one of the first episodes of the… Read more

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