How Christianity Benefits Even “Angry Atheists”

Why has America been blessed in many ways in the past? At its core, the answer has to do with the Judeo-Christian tradition. We are living off of the residue of that great heritage. As one author put it, “one of our nation’s primary advantages over many others lies in the greater strength of religion […]

More Jesus, Less Crime

One of America’s greatest liabilities is crime, not only in the cost of property loss and damage but the lives impacted by lawless acts.  The best solution for America’s crime problem can be seen when a criminal is transformed through faith in Jesus. In fact, it does quite often, usually under the radar. Case in […]

Disputing the Pagan Roots of Christmas

If Jesus had never been born, to borrow a phrase from C. S. Lewis, it would be “always winter, but never Christmas.” But some Christians, even today, think of the celebration of Christmas as a pagan holiday. When the Pilgrims and the Puritans had the opportunity to assert their influence, they did not celebrate Christmas. […]

Is Cruz Like Goldwater or Reagan?

Ted Cruz is beginning to surge significantly in the polls in Iowa. Surely the evangelicals in Iowa are the key factor. Already, some of the political pundits are writing him off, likening him to Barry Goldwater, the libertarian-leaning firebrand, who was soundly defeated by Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Goldwater lost by a landslide. But, by […]

New Abortion Law Will Outlaw Free Choice

I remember many years ago there was a bumper sticker that asked, “What do you choose when you’re pro-choice?” In reality, most “pro-choice” advocates often push one choice to be available and exercised — the choice to terminate a baby’s life via abortion. And now if the liberal legislature and governor in California have their […]

Europe’s Only Hope for Survival

Europe is on the eve of changing forever. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been leaving the tumult of the Middle East and Northern Africa to stream into Europe. One report estimates that three million more refugees are yet to come. This could mean the Islamization of Europe. Many demographers have noted the increase in […]

Does Science Disprove God?

A Pew Research Poll released last week reports that fifty-nine percent of Americans see science and religion in conflict. But they also found that, “highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.” I’m not a scientist, and I don’t play one on TV. But it’s amazing to me […]

Is Religion Box Office Poison?

It has been said that “religion is box office poison.” Mel Gibson disproved that 11 years ago with The Passion of the Christ. But what about Noah? What about Exodus: God and Kings? They did badly, but they were not faithful to the Bible — neither in letter nor spirit. Meanwhile low budget Christian films […]

Scholars Declare Same-Sex Marriage Case is not Binding Precedent

Once the Supreme Court has ruled, that’s it. Case closed. Right? Not necessarily. A group of scholars issued a “Statement Calling for Constitutional Resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges” in reference to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision. The statement begins: “We are scholars and informed citizens deeply concerned by the edict of the Supreme Court […]

Europe’s Immigration Crisis Proves Not All Cultures are Equal

Masses of people are leaving countries in the Middle East and North Africa and streaming into Europe for the chance of a better life. It’s an enormous tragedy. More than four million refugees have come out of Syria since 2011 because of its civil war. How did such a disaster happen? No one takes a […]

Nazis Used Romans 13 to Neutralize Christians

Recent events have called into question the issue of obeying the government in all ways—even in all circumstances. In the 13th chapter of Romans, Paul says that God has given us the government as a minister of righteousness. It is our duty to obey it. But we also see in Scripture that on occasion, when […]

No Evidence for Macroevolution but Evolution is Still ‘Settled Science’

As the school year begins to gear up again, it’s a given that in classrooms across the country, evolution will be taught virtually everywhere and virtually always as a proven fact. When I was in college, at Tulane in the 1970s, I didn’t understand how to reconcile evolution and the Bible. I was taking anthropology […]