October 23, 2019

There is a movement to ascribe “rights” to nature–rivers, trees, mountains, etc.–to provide legal grounds to protect them. But both side of the environmental debates often forget that human beings are part of nature too. Which is the basis of “natural rights” and “natural law.” Read more

October 22, 2019

In “multi-site” churches, a congregation has multiple “campuses,” sometimes spread across the country, all of which are under one pastor, who preaches to all of the locations via video. But how does this model accord with the vocation of ministry and the theology of preaching? Read more

October 21, 2019

In this strange presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has accused candidate Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset, Elizabeth Warren’s message misfires, Democrats are ignoring conservative and moderates who disapprove of Trump, and Joe Biden is still leading after all. Read more

October 18, 2019

President Trump has brokered a ceasefire in Turkey’s incursion into Syria against the Kurds. According to the terms, Turkey will halt, Kurds will withdraw 20 miles from the border, whereupon Turkish operations will cease. Read more

October 18, 2019

Totalitarianism is the belief that the government should control the totality of human life.  Communists and Nazis, for all their differences, both embraced totalitarianism. The totalitarian impulse can also exist in a Democracy, and is increasingly evident in the United States. Read more

October 17, 2019

The Vatican has denied that the Pope said what journalist Eugenio Scalifari ascribed to him, that Jesus was not God during His incarnation, but became God after His death. This view would violate orthodox Christology, but it does have affinity with the distinction in liberal theology between the “Jesus of History” and the “Christ of Faith.” Read more

October 16, 2019

As companies from the NBA to Apple Computer do whatever it takes to placate China, Americans are being subjected to Chinese censorship, restrictions, and state control. Read more

October 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says that churches that oppose same-sex marriage should lose their tax exemption. And his idea has some traction. Read more

October 14, 2019

The Kurds have been America’s most steadfast allies–fighting side by side in Iraq, and defeating ISIS on our behalf. But we have withdrawn our military advisors embedded with the Kurds in Syria to allow Turkey to launch a massive attack on their ethnic enemy. Why have we done this? Read more

October 12, 2019

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize went to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed Ali, an evangelical Christian. Read more

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