So, now we're hearing the fevered denials and sometimes desperate counterattacks of abortion advocates concerning the Gosnell trial. They claim he used unsanitized instruments, unqualified aides, etc.
It is this underlying belief in human dignity, founded upon the Judeo-Christian understanding of what it means to be a person, that informs our nation's most essential affirmation: That all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.
Patriotism informed by a Christian view of God, life and the world is an honorable thing. It is about love, loyalty and thankfulness.
There has been, over the past 40 years or so, a growing detachment of human sexuality from morality.
How can we speak across the deepening chasms of our culture?
The general honor our country long has given to certain values no longer exists. We no longer speak a common moral language.
All Evangelicals, young and old, eager and plodding, need to remember that our message is not about ourselves. Our goal is not to assuage some uneasy (and likely immature) sense of cultural guilt. It is not to refashion the God of the Bible into something more palatable to our post-Christian society. It is not to generate followings for ourselves. It's about, and should be all about, Christ.
All Christians should affirm that "all people of all colors everywhere" are made in the image and likeness of God and merit the rights He has bestowed and which government has been charged with safeguarding. Should we not also affirm that God-given rights extend to all persons, regardless of gestational state, size, physical formation, intellectual development or capacity for self-sustenance?
Some of us have felt pretty starved of late. The reelection of President Obama, the victory of same-sex "marriage" in three states, and 55 million unborn children lost after four decades of Roe v. Wade have been discouraging to many concerned Christians.
Christians need to be people who understand the truths of Scripture, apply them faithfully to their own lives and where they are applicable to public life, and proclaim their importance. To be silent as, to use Henry Clay's phrase, the moral lights are being blown out all around us is not only to acquiesce to darkness but to encourage it.
I’m not sure if my sons will ever make Eagle Scout, although that’s long been a cherished goal. Why? Because I’m not sure we’ll stay in Scouts. That breaks my heart, but better that than compromise the moral law of God, which is fixed in heaven forever.
For American Christians, the continued legalized destruction of persons not yet born should retain its position as the most urgent moral and political crisis in our country.
Our goal is not to "Christianize" a fallen world, but to foster a social and political order consistent with the principles of our nation’s founding and the Bible itself, and thereby build a culture in which religious liberty, the sanctity of life from conception until natural death, human dignity and marriage are honored and practiced.
Put simply: What one believes will determine how he acts. This is true in every sphere of life. Those who deny that faith matters to politics are guilty of ill-defining faith itself: "Religion," the formalistic assent given to a set of doctrines and practices, is immaterial if one’s real faith is informed by selfish desire and temporal aims.
As American Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Son of God with family and friends, safe from the threat of physical persecution and ensconced in our national cocoon of religious liberty and security, let us not fail to “remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body [of Christ]” (Hebrews 13:3).
Conservatives are feeling down. We lost a critical presidential election. We lost key constituencies within the electorate. We failed to elect very many conservatives to the Senate. Pro-marriage efforts failed in four states. We might take a lesson from Ulysses Grant.
Farhan Haji Mose was cut in two this past Friday. His crime was conversion from Islam to Christianity. He was 25.
A Bible publishing company, named for a Christian martyr and which was founded by a Bible translator, is not "religious" enough to be exempt from a government mandate that insists the firm violate its faith-based beliefs?
We live in a fallen world and will never, through civic, legislative or legal action, be able to scrub it of sin. No political victory is ever final, at least not in a nation where representative self-government means continuous contention for the hearts and minds of voting citizens.