Change You Can Really Believe In

Typically, when I go to the fitness center to exercise in the evening, it’s jammed packed with people. I was running on the treadmill the other evening and noticed an unusually large crowd, I assume because many people were kicking their New Year resolutions into high gear. Fitness center management, it seemed, were leading more... Continue Reading

The Emergent Church’s Retreat into Pre-Reformation Darkness

In recent years, the EmergentChurch movement has become a headline-grabbing favorite of the religious media establishment. Emergent leaders’ books and videos line the shelves of religious bookstores. Press coverage of their activities and pronouncements is overwhelmingly favorable. The movement has received national exposure in a two-hour PBS television special and on ABC’s Nightline. Emergents’ influence... Continue Reading

Climategate, Copenhagen and Cap & Trade

2009 ended with a flurry of important events on the climate-change front. In November, the Climategate scandal broke. An anonymous whistle-blower released over 1,000 e-mails from key scientists (both British and American) in the alarmist climate-change camp. The e-mails revealed a shocking pattern of the abuse of science by both American and British scientists collaborating... Continue Reading

Brit Hume Was Right: Jesus Christ transforms lives by forgiving our failings

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /Christian Newswire/ — “On Fox News Sunday this weekend Brit Hume bravely spoke a truth that, in today’s hostile culture, is the one belief the tolerant cannot tolerate,” notes Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America. “He pointed out how Tiger Woods, whose sexual sins have damaged his marriage, family and... Continue Reading

NFL and Concussions: What Are the Lessons?

Whether you are a football fan or not, names like Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals, Kyle Turley of the Kansas City Chiefs, Brian Westbook of the Philadelphia Eagles, Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins and Jamal Lewis of the Cleveland Browns will be familiar to you. These men... Continue Reading

Beware Post-Christmas Stress Disorder

Now that Christmas is past, I suspect symptoms of Post-Christmas Stress Disorder will be observed frequently (don’t ask what frequently means, just go with me here). Be sure to seek treatment at the first signs of trouble. Diagnostic Criteria for 311.5x Post-Christmas Stress Disorder: A. Four (or more) of the following symptoms have been present... Continue Reading

Social Justice – Biblical Style

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. -Amos 5:24 Amos 5:24 often finds a misplaced home amongst those who seek Biblical support for leftist political goals. Liberation theologists and other socialist-leaning activists try to claim it for their own. Liberal egalitarian John Rawls provided a philosophical defense of “justice... Continue Reading

The Travail of Tiger Woods — Lessons Not to Be Missed

The travail of Tiger Woods entered a new chapter as Accenture, a global consulting firm, severed all ties with the world’s most famous golfer. In doing so, Accenture became the first of Woods’s major sponsors to end its relationship with him. It is not likely to be the last. Tiger Woods’s fall from public favor... Continue Reading

John MacArthur: Wrong on the Manhattan Declaration

With nearly 300,000 citizens added to the original 189 signatories of the Manhattan Declaration, of which I was privileged to be one, opposition from the “outside” is not only natural but expected. Taking even reasoned, compassionate and principled stands of the sanctity of life, definition and integrity of marriage and vitality of religious freedom are... Continue Reading

On the ‘Religious Right,’ We Too Have a ‘Blind Side’

Commentary by Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media: “Moral and family issues (the focus of the “religious right”) and justice issues (the focus of the “religious left”) are often interrelated.” Over the Christmas weekend, my wife and I went to see “The Blind Side,” a film about an affluent white family in Memphis who... Continue Reading