Gratitude is more than listing things for which we are, or should be, thankful. It is an attitude combining thankfulness and humility from which flows verbal iteration of and intellectual reflection upon our blessings.
Conservatism is grounded in the beliefs that human personhood and its attendant rights come from God, and that we are both fraught with sin and imbued with the image and likeness of our Creator
To believe in something is not to be an ideologue. It is to have conviction, to hold to a set of principles that cannot be reshaped based on the spirit of the times.
God does not exist in history. He is not merely a part of the grand drama of human time and action like the rest of us. He participates in and guides it, even as he initiated and will consummate it.
Until Americans force themselves to confront fiscal reality, we risk becoming the statistics that compose economic tragedy for ourselves and those we love.
The only Americans who should be shocked anymore by our cultural debasement are those who have not been paying attention to the country we have become. There is very little left that should shock or surprise anyone.
We in America experience nothing like the physical assault, vicious imprisonment, unjust trials, torture, maiming and outright killing so many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord experience regularly. At the same time, here at home, we are witnessing the emergence of a sometimes subtle, sometimes overt bias against Christians who seek to live by their faith in the public square.
The Internet, with its detachment of the whole person from relational interaction, might not annihilate the individual but certainly can diminish his humanness. The Internet can also, with its capacity for fostering communication, link people and companies and communities in highly beneficial ways.
As Christians, our job is not only to advocate for natural marriage personally and politically, legislatively and in litigation, but to model it. Are we?
What does it mean to be a man? This is a particularly important question in society where self-evident gender identity is being intentionally, if absurdly, obscured.
What is the connection between vileness in our cultural expression and decline in our economic growth? One essential integer: The devaluation of human dignity.
Never forget that, as a believer, you serve a King Whose rule is eternal and truth is immutable. Loyalty to no one, including even the most dynamic of political leaders, should ever dull that commitment.
There are biblical principles concerning the foreigner relevant to immigration reform, surely, but to state dogmatically that opposing or supporting a specific legislative effort is a matter of fidelity to Scripture is irreverent.
There is no question that abortion is common among women who are bought and sold like chattel for sexual purposes.
Dignity and deceitfulness. Nobility and corruption. Great value and great shame. This is the biblical vision of man.
Human sexuality, from the very definitions of gender and sex to pedophilic pornography to the "mainstreaming" of graphic sexual imagery, is under attack.
Only Christ can transform what Paul calls "the inner man." The state, operating as God intended, is a means of order, criminal restraint and human freedom (Romans 13:1-7), but never of internal transformation. We forget that distinction to our grave peril.
Adoption binds Christians to the heart of God. Why? Because every follower of Jesus has been adopted by Him and made part of His eternal family.
Christians can await the Supreme Court’s decision not without concern but without apprehension. We know Him Who both created human sexuality and also overcomes the world.
We have to be mindful that our culture is not something apart from us, something that can be observed with detachment or rejected with ease. If the culture is an ocean, Christians are afloat -- sometimes barely -- in it. Saying we will avoid pop culture completely is sort of like a fish saying it dislikes water.