Huckabee Wins Straw Poll of ‘Values Voters’

By: Kevin Eckstrom WASHINGTON (RNS) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was the clear favorite among attendees of the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in a straw poll of 10 possible Republican presidential candidates in 2012. Huckabee won 28 percent of the 597 votes cast in two days of balloting that ended Saturday (Sept. 19).... Continue Reading

Defending the Innocent: Weapons and Worship

Dr. John Mark Reynolds The Torrey Honors Institute Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist threats. In June, a Kentucky pastor invited his congregation members to bring their firearms to church to celebrate the Second Amendment. Do weapons belong in worship? Should... Continue Reading

Bad Reviews for Healthcare Reform Proposal

Sen. Max Baucus’ latest proposal for reform draws fire from both Republicans and Democrats | Edward Lee Pitts WASHINGTON—It has not taken long for critics to attack Sen. Max Baucus’ newly released template for healthcare reform. “Not very happy,” “We have to scale back,” “A real hit on middle-class families,” and “Intolerable” have been just... Continue Reading

Transcending the Worship Wars

Bryan Chapell urges Christians to move past musical preferences toward Christ-Centered Worship. Interview by Collin Hansen Bryan Chapell’s book Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon has equipped thousands of pastors with practical counsel and a theological basis for directing their congregations toward Jesus. Now, the president of Covenant Seminary has exhibited the same attention to... Continue Reading