I’m not a sports fan, though if the NFL gave up the ghost tomorrow, I would feel sad for my son and other fans.
When Tim Schaefer was sixteen years old he was contemplating suicide.
The entire gay rights movement begins with the assertion that sexual orientation and gender identity are just like race.
We need someone who will knock the game over and call attention to the fact that something is out of whack on Capitol Hill.
Evangelism and worldview change require communication. We need to engage others with the truth of Christianity.
Most books that look at the reasons to believe the Christian message offer arguments. And while there’s nothing wrong with arguments, our hearts are wired to respond to stories.
Our world is plastic, insulated, image-driven and filled with thousands of minor luxuries. Ever day we either choose to live heavenly truth in our personal, sexual, family, economic, political, community and spiritual lives or we fade into the hellish unreality that comes of living the lie. And we do it with no one to blame but ourselves.
First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing religious freedom or no First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing religious freedom, it's happening everywhere: claims of gay rights are hollowing out our religious liberty.
Students in elementary through high school in California and Massachusetts may now choose their gender based on their interior self-knowledge rather than their anatomy.
When Moses, about to die, handed leadership over to Joshua, he told him repeatedly, "Be strong and courageous." Why? Because the virtue of courage is vital to successful leadership particularly when the flow of events run in dangerous directions and need to be stopped.
The debate reminds me of the run-up to the war in Iraq and the differences between Iraq and Syria are, I believe, instructive.
Job losses, financial setbacks, deaths, divorces, empty nests, relocations and a hundred other crises can turn our booms into busts. We have to mourn and grieve, but can't leave ourselves there. We have to reimagine a new future. So do cities, businesses, families and churches.
I see in Dean Folkvord and the other entrepreneurs we've met this week the virtue of social justice. They're providing jobs and "feeding families" in their own companies and beyond and they're serving the needs of their customers. In pursuing their businesses they are doing good for their cities. They're improving the places where they live.
In order to live "virtuously in the Information Age," we need to carefully assess the technologies around us to use them wisely without losing our humanness in the process.
The Bible is shot through with the sin of entitlement. That’s right, I said "sin." It’s that human insistence that I should have what I want when I want it at no cost to me — and I want it NOW.
Western civilization, prosperity and legitimacy are built on the rule of law. That rule has never been perfect — the tyrant in each of us sees to that. But our strength lies in large measure in passing and enforcing just laws that are then obeyed because it's the law.
One of the marks of Western culture today is a widespread disbelief in a fixed human nature. We think we can be whatever we want to be.
There is no doubt about it. Those who believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman (conjugal marriage) have by far the best arguments. There is, however, a problem: No one is listening — not even judges.
You can't grow in Christian spirituality without understanding and adopting a Christian worldview.
Tomorrow is July 4th, Independence Day, the day we celebrate our American heritage of freedom as well we should. But over the past 237 years the meaning of freedom has morphed. We equate freedom with the ability to choose what we want, when we want it, where we want it, how we want it, and with whom we want it.