What startled many readers of Whittaker Chambers’s Witness when it first was published in 1952 was its deeply spiritual tone, its message of returning to faith in God.
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Now, let me be clear that I would never put it past our former president to have done something like this. Obama’s absence of integrity is legendary.
Recently, I was asked to speak at a Lakeland, Florida, Kiwanis meeting about how much the younger generation knows about American history.
We avoided one national disaster on election night, but we may have created another one. Yes, I know that will sound like sour grapes to some of you.
One of the worst theological mistakes is something called “cheap grace,” and this year we have seen the cheap grace theology rear its ugly head in the promotion of “cheap politics.”
It’s well beyond time for Christians to untangle themselves from Donald Trump. Damage to the Christian witness has been considerable. Enough with the excuses and rationalizations.
Good words and phrases sometimes get hijacked. I think “social justice” is one of those. Justice is synonymous with righteousness; the concept comes straight from the heart of God.
However, I, like Paul, practically feel constrained to prove my bona fides now that I am opposed to Donald Trump’s candidacy. To some critics of my position, I appear as a pseudo-conservative, perhaps even a closet supporter of Hillary Clinton.
So now Ted Cruz has said he will vote for Donald Trump. He didn’t go so far as to say, when asked pointedly, that Trump is fit to be president.
I’m afraid that Christians who tie themselves too closely to Trump will, figuratively, have to walk around later with a scarlet letter emblazoned on their Christian witness.
Displays such as these public protests only help bring us down as a nation. We need to pull together and show gratitude for what the blood and toil of previous generations have handed to us.
I’m working my way through a new book by Os Guinness called Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization. It diagnoses the problem of the church as it becomes co-opted by modernity.
If I see genuine repentance in Donald Trump, I will take back everything I have written in this post today. But until then, I stand by this analysis.
Anger over sin is not a sin in itself, but whenever anger becomes the driving force for what one does, we go off the rails spiritually.
Please don’t try to convince me to violate my conscience by laying a guilt trip on me, telling me I’m a “Pharisee” for standing by my convictions.
Today, I feel compelled to make a heartfelt appeal to those I count as friends or colleagues, and to a..
An interesting question was posed to me recently by a former student, wanting to know what Whittaker Chambers might think of Donald Trump.
When Ted Cruz spoke at the Republican convention last week, the Trump people and the media declared it a disaster for Cruz. Yet what did Cruz do, precisely?
Have you heard what is brewing in California? The legislature there is ready to clamp down on all Christian higher education institutions in the state.
There is an organized effort to release the delegates at the convention from the restriction that they must vote for whoever won the primary or convention in the individual states.
The latest celebrity “conversion” was made public a couple of days ago by Dr. James Dobson, who passed on the word that he heard from someone else that Donald Trump recently gave his life to the Lord.
On Tuesday, 900-plus evangelicals met with Donald Trump to ask questions and try to figure out if they can support..
Wherever God has placed you, you are now His voice, His conscience, His heart. Stand for righteousness and then stand back and see what the Lord will do.
Moses, upon coming down from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments, saw the Israelites worshiping a false god and giving themselves over to sexual sins. He drew a line that day; those who came to his side were spared, but the others were destroyed.
Historians and political scientists have used the term “moral equivalence” to describe things they hold to be about the same..
My doctoral dissertation was on Noah Webster, widely considered America’s first schoolmaster. His Speller taught generations how to read.
President Obama was in Japan a few days ago, where he laid a wreath at Hiroshima, the site of the dropping of the first atomic bomb.
Any conservative candidate would have to be accepted by strong conservatives and moderates alike to garner enough support, but stranger things have happened—like Donald Trump getting the Republican nomination in the first place.
One’s worldview definitely matters. Take Barack Obama, for example. When he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America, he wasn’t kidding.
When I first began a blog eight years ago, it didn’t take me long to decide on a title. My life and teaching have always focused on Biblical principles.