Immigration Idealism: A Case for Christian Realism

Immigration idealism: the vague hope that we can live in a world free of conflict and violence, in which authorities need not bear the sword, and neighbors need not build fences.

In the run-up to World War II, men inside and outside the Church invoked the gospel to justify appeasement and pacifism. After his own flirtation with the idea, Reinhold Niebuhr came to believe that pacifism was “unable to distinguish between the peace of capitulation to tyranny and the peace of the Kingdom of God.” In... Continue Reading

Is It Time for a Married Homosexual and a Female Muslim in the White House?

The legal and cultural pathway for a married homosexual and a female Muslim in the White House is clear of all hindrances.

The real issue is the world against Christ.  The Christian Faith defends life and is anti-abortion, defends the traditional nuclear family and is anti-homosexual marriage.  The Christian Faith worships a God who claims to be the only true God, and he is the God who rules over all things, both sacred and secular.  The Christian... Continue Reading

Worshiping the Earth

Humanity has moved away from worshiping the God of the Bible towards goddess worship, the worship of creation or Mother Earth.

Worshipping the creature rather than the creator engenders the wrath of God (Rom. 1:18).  Moreover, it is futile.  All pagan religion, including goddess/Earth worship seeks peace and harmony with nature, thinking that this is the solution to all of humanity’s ills.  But it ignores the fact that the problem really lies in the human heart. ... Continue Reading

The Corruption of Biblical Studies

Academic scrutiny of scripture, a discipline prey to intellectual fashion since its inception, is today pursued by many in the service of secular liberal positions.

When a scholar adduces evidence for the unity of a text, even if he makes no mention of theology whatsoever, he is liable to be labeled a conservative and the academic form in which he expresses his argument will be dismissed as an impermissible weave of scholarship with the suspect ideology behind it. In Revelation... Continue Reading

Give To Missions and Missionaries, But Be Discerning

Don’t just wire money to somebody; in your missions giving, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

Yes, give to missions and missionaries, give to the poor and needy overseas. But don’t just wire money to somebody. In your giving, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Go through what you know to be legitimate channels and make sure you have a way to monitor where it all goes.   Not... Continue Reading

Getting a Team to Self-Destruct

A team that fights with each other is never a team that fights for a great mission.

Our enemy, Satan, who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour, is more ruthless and more skilled than Kobe. And our enemy deploys the same tactics. He longs to divide God’s people. If we fight with one another, we don’t focus on our mission. If we fight over things that don’t matter,... Continue Reading

Preventing Genocide is My World War II

It seems as if we’ve developed an efficient national and international system designed with the potential to identify and eradicate those who may be born with Down Syndrome.

Through prenatal genetic screening, individuals can learn if they are at risk of having a child with Down Syndrome. 67% of pregnancies in the United States end in abortion when there is a positive test result for Down Syndrome (some studies suggest that number could be higher). And yet, America isn’t nearly as bad as... Continue Reading

Same-Sex Attraction, Biblical Christianity, and the Fractures in Our Evangelical Mist

What exactly does Paul mean by describing what we used to be and contrasting it to what we now are?

Is a believer’s union with Christ so transformative that all other self-perceptions that he or she might claim are so secondary that they should never be allowed to rival his or her identity in Christ? “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come”... Continue Reading

State Rep’s Prayer Shows Need for True Tolerance

A legislator’s offense: In her prayer, she made repeated reference to a particular deity popular with many Americans: Jesus Christ.

What the whole situation calls for is a renewed sense of true tolerance. As Americans, we hold deep convictions about many issues, including issues of faith. We need to come to the place where we can listen to each other express these convictions. We need to hear each other, respect each other, and then engage... Continue Reading

The End of the Family?

Progressives do not trust in a sovereign God, so they try to create their own ever-new versions of utopia; to undermine the family, they must reject the Genesis narratives.

The temptation is to “self-censor” by falling silent. But to demand silence of believers is like asking the early Christians to burn incense to Caesar as Lord in an active expression of polytheism. We must show love to “non-gender” people while loving our Creator and Father first. We must explain to our Christian children the... Continue Reading