Christ Will Build His Church
Europe is the new “dark continent.” Africa now sends more missionaries to Europe than Europe sends to Africa.
What hope does the church in Europe have? The promise that Christ Himself is building His church and using the gospel displayed in the lives of those who live sacrificially. It is true that nominal Christianity is in decline. That’s no big loss. However, Christ is raising up a generation of missionally minded church planters... Continue Reading
Court Tosses ACLU Lawsuit to Force Catholic Hospitals to Perform Abortions
A federal court on Monday slapped down a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
“No law requires religious hospitals and medical personnel to commit abortions against their faith and conscience, and, in fact, federal law directly prohibits the government from engaging in any such coercion. As we argued in our brief to the court, the ACLU had no standing to bring this suit and demand this kind of government... Continue Reading
Are We Pastors or Platform Builders?
Reformed doctrine and church practice should be a sufficient shield against the banality and trappings of celebrity culture.
The fact is, the Reformed-ish ministry machine helped build Darrin Patrick even as it built Mark Driscoll. And while Darrin is responsible for his own sins the king makers within the Reformed world ought to take a moment to consider their own culpability. How many other Darrin Patricks are there occupying our mega-conference stages who... Continue Reading
Covenant College Forfeits Women’s Tennis Championship Match Because Scheduled On Sunday
Statement from Kyle Taylor, Director of Athletics on the reason for forfeiting the championship tennis match
Covenant College has elected to forfeit the Women’s Tennis USA South Conference championship match, scheduled for April 17, 2016. The championship match takes place on a Sunday, and as an institution owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church in America we observe the Sabbath by not competing in athletic events on Sunday. ROCKY MOUNT,... Continue Reading
An Appeal to the Organizers of Together for the Gospel
How can the organizers of T4G allow CJ Mahaney a place on the platform this year?
I appeal therefore to the organizers of T4G to remove C.J. Mahaney not only from the roster of speakers but also from the organization itself. It gives me no pleasure to write that sentence. I do not know C.J. Mahaney. He may be an honorable man who is truly innocent of every one of the... Continue Reading
Marquette’s Gender Regime
“Diversity” and “inclusion” are vague and uncertain terms that can mean almost anything. At Marquette they have become code for challenging Catholic sexual morality.
The new gender regime at Marquette quietly encourages students to understand themselves in terms of this new morality, one in which there’s no place for natural law. “Assigned” gender, that is, one’s sexual identity as confirmed by physicians at birth, is now open to question. Each student is encouraged to assess his comfort with his... Continue Reading
The Message of Islam vs. The Gospel of Jesus
Questions about relations between Muslims and Christians continue to receive widespread attention; in particular, “Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?”
There are some clear similarities between Christian and Muslim beliefs. For example, both Islam and Christianity are monotheistic religions that maintain the universe was created by God, that God has given humanity a special revelation, and that there will be a final judgment. But there are fundamental differences as well—differences that take us to the... Continue Reading
Campus Pride Calls On NCAA To Cut Ties With Christian Colleges
Campus Pride, an LGBT activist group, is pressuring the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to cut ties with Christian colleges over their views on transgenderism and homosexuality.
But Campus Pride timed its campaign to coincide with one of the NCAA’s most-watched events—March Madness. The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship generates 90 percent of the organization’s yearly revenue, and Campus Pride has leveraged the publicity to increase pressure on the organization. (WNS)–Campus Pride, an LGBT activist group, is pressuring the National... Continue Reading
Pay-to-Pray Scam: Christian Prayer Center Must Refund $7 Million
Seattle-based website with 1 million Facebook fans used deceptive methods to entice people to pay $9 to $35 for prayers.
More than 125,000 people did pay. From 2011 to 2015, their more than 400,000 transactions poured more than $7 million dollars into the pocket of site creator Benjamon Rogovy. The trouble was, the popular site—which eclipsed even the International House of Prayer in its Facebook following—was a fraud. A counter-Facebook page, the Christian Prayer Center... Continue Reading
Four Wycliffe Bible Translators Murdered by Militants in Middle East
The militants also destroyed translating equipment, including Print on Demand equipment, books, and translation materials.
According to Wycliffe, a raid took place on the translators’ office. Two of the translators were shot and killed, while another two died of wounds from being beaten. These last two managed to protect and save the lead translator by lying on top of him while the militants beat them with their now-empty weapons. ... Continue Reading