A Brief Look at How George W. Bush Became one of Our Most Evangelical Christian Presidents

By Terry Wimberley I believe that George W. Bush’s religious experiences transformed him from a close-encounter with life-long alcoholism and put him on the road that eventually took him to the White House. Regardless of whether you care for Bush or his policies or not, his religious transformation is an interesting and indeed a compelling... Continue Reading

“How Shall The Young?”

Commentary “The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned” (Matthew 4:16). This prophecy from Isaiah 9:2 is applied by Matthew to the beginning days of Jesus’ ministry as he began to preach about the Kingdom of... Continue Reading

Clergy Sexual Abuse – Part 1, The Reality

BaylorUniversity’s School of Social Work has just released information about two studies that have been done regarding the issue of clergy sexual abuse. The findings are cause for grief for they found such abuse to be “a widespread problem in congregations of all sizes and denominations”. That means we can no longer say “those things... Continue Reading

The Lost Symbol Now Found — A Mystical Bible

Sometimes classified as “a worthless historian,” Dan Brown is nevertheless an uncanny observer of the spiritual times in which we live. His basic message is consistent: our culture is discovering that the “Ancient Mysteries” will be victorious over the outdated, censorious and power-grabbing Church. The Da Vinci Code undermined the faith of nominal believers by:... Continue Reading

Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Protestant debate on justification is reigniting questions about Rome. An InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter can look very different in the fall than it did the previous spring. But the chapter at George Washington University (GWU) in the nation’s capital is dealing with change of a more uncomfortable kind than absent graduates and incoming freshmen. Shortly... Continue Reading

TIME Article Called “Tactical strike” to Divide Pro-Life Catholics

A Nov. 5 TIME article pits Archbishop Raymond Burke against Boston Cardinal O’Malley over the issue of Church sanctions against pro-abortion Catholics. The article is said by US Catholic political analyst Deal Hudson to be “a tactical strike” on behalf of liberal Catholics “to divide bishops and to divide pro-life Catholics.” Hudson indicates it is... Continue Reading

The Bible as a Burnt Offering

Commentary by Lauren Winner, The Wall Street Journal There is an old, snooty church joke that goes something like this: Miss Smith approaches her pastor, incensed that he has replaced the King James Bible with the New International Version. “Pastor, bring back the King James,” she says. “If it was good enough for Jesus, it’s... Continue Reading

Another attack leaves US Muslims fearing backlash

By Eric Gorski, AP Religion Writer As word spread that a gunman had opened fire at Fort Hood leaving a trail of carnage, a chilling realization swept across the U.S. Muslim community: He has an Islamic name. From a professor who just testified in Congress, to a White House adviser appearing before a Jewish group... Continue Reading

Conservatives and Progressives: A Story of Christians and Politics in Modern America

In the late nineteenth century two powerful forces sweeping across America changed the Protestant church forever. First, the industrial revolution unleashed the forces of urbanization and industrialization. More and more people, including women and children, began to work in factories with long working hours and intolerable conditions. Poverty rose dramatically. Second, modernism seized hold of... Continue Reading

Mainline American Christian “Peacemakers” Against Israel

For the past several years, a group of five Protestant churches – the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – have legitimized the increasingly virulent anti-Israel movement in the United States. Although these churches have suffered substantial membership declines... Continue Reading