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What They Get Wrong About ISIS
February 21, 2015: ISIS is motivated by its deeply-held religious convictions. We can argue ad infinitum about whether or not ISIS's interpretation of the Koran is correct, or whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. But what is unarguable is that ISIS is animated by deeply-held beliefs about God, His will, and the future of humankind.
Bright Hope with No 'Shades of Grey'
February 17, 2015: It is oddly unfitting that Valentine's Day is also when the film "Fifty Shades of Grey" is being released and marketed aggressively. One of the marketing tools being used for the film is a little Teddy Bear holding not roses or a box of chocolates but handcuffs. Another is jewelry: For example, jeweler Janet Cadsawan is selling a "double handcuff necklace" for a mere $150.
The Truth About Human Sexuality: It All Comes Down to the Bible
February 02, 2015: Another long-time Evangelical pastor, Stan Mitchell, has decided that homosexuality is acceptable to the God of the Bible; TIME magazine makes quite a story of it. In his self-disclosing comments about his decision, it is noteworthy that he talks a lot about love and "conversation" and "journeys" but little or not at all about truth and the Bible.
Setting Captives Free: The New (Christian) Liberation Movement
January 30, 2015: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time when Americans are reminded to awake to the sobering reality of modern slavery in our time, around the world - and here at home.
Abortion 2015: Caution, Diligence, and Faithfulness
January 23, 2015: The theological basis for asserting personhood at conception has been articulated at great length. Given that one of the Enemy's central delights is murder (John 8:44), the defense of human life is altogether fitting and proper for Christians at a time when, minimally, 2,700 unborn children lose their lives each day within America's borders.
The Abortion Industry: A Study in Predation
January 22, 2015: The abortion industry is predatory. Many women who are considering abortion are in a vulnerable position. Struggling with a decision about ending the life within one's womb and worrying about the physical, psychological and spiritual effects of that decision create an inner emotional landscape replete with rough places that are difficult to make plain.
What It Means to Be Evangelical
January 21, 2015: A number of thoughtful Evangelical commentators (captured here by my brave and faithful friend Owen Strachan) have responded pointedly to Elizabeth Dias's Time story, "Inside the Evangelical Fight Over Gay Marriage." They have demonstrated logically, theologically and philosophically why the movement to abandon Scripture's teaching on human sexuality in order to accommodate supposedly Evangelical advocates of normalizing same-sex "marriage" and attraction is an offense to God and the Gospel.