But not all fear or loathing is bad. Fear of a dark alley at night is proper. And loathing a visit with your angry and argumentative cousin is to be expected.
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So how bad is it?
It’s bad. The Flight 93 Election essay summarizes the overall situation. We are on the precipice of a rising tsunami of social and legal bigotry against the church
Election 2016 is forcing Christians to reconsider how American conservatism and liberty fit with the greater Christian goal of seeking God’s kingdom.
How should Christians vote in 2016? The same way they “vote” for any other moral decision in life: by counting the cost. Such careful moral reasoning may go a long way in helping preserve this Republic.
Now, after the shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, more protests arise and then the slaughter of police officers in Dallas. What is going on?
Not only did early American Christian churches and schools make her great, her Christian laws and moral backbone were second-to-none.
What made early America great? Was is our economic industry or political fortitude? Or were these the fruit of something greater? What can we do today to replicate that greatness?
Transgendered bathrooms are a big deal. A serious concern. Its urgency arises from its concreteness: “That’s my daughter’s school!”
Given the track record in American politics in the last fifty years, too many do put America over God, especially those in the Republican camp.
In honor of the unofficial atheistic National Day of Reason, I submit this essay. Everyone has faith–even atheists. Naturally, this observation turns on the definition of faith.
April 22nd is Earth Day. And it drives conservatives batty. Even though its origin in 1970 was bipartisan, it has always been associated with liberalism, progressivism and wacko environmentalism.
This sample of unproven scientific beliefs should give Mr. Franks serious pause. Or rather, he and those who agree with him should reconsider who truly is living in denial.
This dark pit of duplicity was illuminated these last seven days by the brazen threats from Disney, Apple and Hollywood against the Georgia bill—the bill that reiterated the already-existing constitutional freedom for pastors and churches.
Church membership may also save churches from legal headaches as well. With the increasing legal hostility directed toward churches it makes more sense to formalize the beliefs and practices of churches as the Alliance Defending Freedom recommends.
Graham asserted that America needed a spiritual revival, because “America is being stripped of her Biblical heritage and God-inspired foundation.”
Less than a decade ago, few would have imagined homosexual marriage would become the law of the land.
Maybe the same will be written ten years from now, only about the absence of Christian lawyers and judges.
What is the source of the Trump phenomenon? What combination of forces have created this seemingly perfect political storm?
With the recent discovery that his campaign spokesman passed an erroneous video of Rubio dissing the Bible, Cruz acted swiftly. He fired the man.
The Cruz-Carson fiasco is still with us. And the first step to resolution and reconciliation is to use the right language.
Racial unrest in colleges. Persistent Black Lives Matter. Michelle Higgins. What do these three have in common? A need for..
CNN gave an unclear tweet. Cruz’ team concluded wrongly from the tweet. Carson’s group discovers the problem. Cruz apologizes for..
“The power of the American people when we rise up and stand for liberty knows no bounds.”—Senator Cruz (About two..
I do not run in those circles. I had no idea there was a Falwell Jr. But I remember his..
Reader, beware. A friend asked me to read the recent New American article on home education, “Homeschooling Offers Hope“. He..
As evidenced in a previous essay, the second sexual revolution is growing. But all is not lost. We just need..
This is not good news. New statistics show a rise in the number of conservative Christians who believe “homosexuality should..
The 60s were the beginning of the American sexual revolution. A revolution that leavened society for the next fifty years…
Charlie Brown is the latest casualty in the on-going culture wars. In an under-reported article just before Christmas on Fox..
Christmas is in the air. But what’s the big deal? Even unbelievers know a little about the theological background to..
Over the years, I have been keeping one eye on the New Atheism movement (see my apologetic articles). I read..