The unveiling of “An Evangelical Manifesto,” drafted by theologian and social critic Os Guinness with the affirmation of a nine-person steering committee, nearly all of whom we might readily identify with the religious left, has caused no small stir among those whom we might readily identify as with the religious right.
As international aid shipments are seized or sit because they have so far kept their borders mostly closed to outsiders, we have to ask ourselves a very serious question: Just how many lives have to be at stake before it’s no longer possible to hide behind the flimsy excuse that we are honoring the emaciated abstraction of national sovereignty?
Paul Edwards, host of “The Paul Edwards Program” on WLQV in Detroit, recently interviewed David Aikman, author of “The Delusion of Disbeleif: Why the New Atheism is a Threat to Your Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.”
A string of polls conducted by the Suffolk University Political Research Center over the past month--in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and, now, West Virginia--show that roughly 20 percent of Democratic primary voters are ready to vote for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in November if their choice candidate isn't the nominee.
I’ve got a bunch of red flags and question marks—not about its theology, its call to piety and integrity, or its encouragement to walk more intimately and consistently in the way of Jesus. That’s all good and really nothing new. My concerns are with what is new: its political agenda.
Previously, we saw how capital punishment is compatible with love, honors God’s sovereignty over life, and encourages the condemned to repent and be saved. Now, let’s finish our discussion by looking at three biblical counter-examples to execution.
American liberals have to be frustrated by the rebirth of European conservatism. America’s liberal press hopes to perpetuate the myth of a solidly social democratic Europe by ignoring this transformation of European voter preference...
<b>From the archive:</b> A little boy with an extra chromosome was born on April 18. His name is Trig Paxson Van Palin and his new home is the Alaska Governor's Mansion in Juneau. His mom is Governor Sarah Palin, who along with her husband Todd, has welcomed Trig as their second son and fifth child.
Previously, we saw that neither forgiveness nor mercy are compelling reasons to abandon the biblical practice of capital punishment. Now, let’s continue with the religious objections.
If you have not heard about The Shack, there is a good chance you will soon. A novel self-published about a year ago by William P. Young, the book has gained quite a following in Christian circles. It is still among the top ten sellers at Amazon.com. And when it receives a glowing endorsement from a scholar whom I respect, like Eugene Peterson, it is not a phenomenon that discerning Christians can ignore.
As Britain's ruling Labor Party reels from its worst election results in four decades, politicians and experts said this weekend that the clock has begun to tick down for Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
With three months to go before the Olympic Games opens in Beijing, China faces a new and unexpected worry, with the outbreak of a contagious virus that has killed at least 24 children and infected more than 5,000.
Silvio Berlusconi has yet to take office after being re-elected Italian prime minister, but already the conservative politician faces the possibility of new tensions with some in the Muslim world.
She looked sad and entirely disinterested in the growing band of counter-protestors gathering about a quarter mile away, across the street from the police protected perimeter of social conservatives and evangelicals. “Can’t park here so leave me alone,” she said flatly, correctly assuming I was there to join the protest of last Friday’s National Day of Silence...
Does anything in the Old Testament affirm capital punishment? This question will strike those who have actually read the Bible as a bit ludicrous, but there are many who in fact do not know what it says on this subject.
Two years after President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act into law, which required 700 miles of double-layer fencing to be constructed along five strategic stretches of the southern U.S. border by May 2008, only 80 miles of fencing have been built - and just 12 miles of it is double-layered.
Though many Americans view the “Wright issue” as a Fox News slam-job, there’s no doubt that as Wright keeps talking and talking and talking, everything just gets “curiouser and curiouser.” If Senator Obama loses the nomination (or the general election) it may well be because of his complexly problematic association with the fiery preacher.
Black clergymen are among those criticizing the Rev. Jeremiah Wright for saying that attacks on him are really attacks on the black church. The pastors say it is Wright's politics, not his race or religion, that has caused so much controversy.
Non-intern female employees did better working on the Senate staffs of John McCain and Hillary Clinton during the latest public reporting period than they did working for Barack Obama, Cybercast News Service determined through an analysis of payroll data published by the Secretary of the Senate.