In my career as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, Ive had the privilege of interviewing all sorts of movers and shakers within modern Christendom. Ive seen them on camera and off camera.
Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa. Salvation Army, meet the Taliban. After all, youre just different sides of the same coin anyway, or so says President Obama essentially
A great quote attributed to George Orwell, author of 1984, is, "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal did something supposedly controversial. He called for a national revival.
I try to make it a practice to vet the circulating-emails I receive before I forward them on. I think one of the best sources to vet email rumors is truthorfiction.com. They seem to lack a political bias one way or another, and they are discerning in terms of religious rumors. They don't throw the baby out with the bathwater---particularly the baby in the manger.
In the Bible is a remarkable statement: Vengeance is Mine, says the Lord, I will repay. This means that Gods honor is not up to us to defend in the ultimate sense---not that we should not lovingly, graciously speak out when we can, if He is dishonored.
Recent events have raised the issue, Should the pulpit always avoid politics?
Many years ago, my wife and I wrote a book on the subject of the 7 deadly sins. It was called "A Way of Escape."It was not a bestseller, but we did get many requests from prisoners for the book. Perhaps that had something to do with the title.
I saw a recent hand-held sign from a protester on television with the words: "Which side of history are you on?"
Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it. Hmm. My dad used to always say, "Did you ever hear about the statistician who drowned in a river, the average depth of which was 6 inches?"
Just in time for Christmas, a season of joy and giving spawned by the birth of Christ, one can now buy a gold necklace fashioned by a fancy designer, celebrating male genitalia, in the form of a cross.
In years past, atheists have put up billboards in places like New York City to discourage people from attending church at Christmas time (or any time, for that matter).
Another Christmas season begins. Get ready to read the headlines of the new lawsuits by the "civil libertarians" ready to throw the baby-in-the-manger out with the bathwater. I remember years ago when somebody called the Christmas season, "The Advent of Controversy."
Joey Adams told a joke that goes like this: Did you ever hear about the ungrateful lady at the beach who had a little child with her?
Recently, I had the privilege to visit the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Someone asked me, "What were you doing there?" My response: "Worshiping Jesus Christ."
Some skeptics today like to argue that the founding fathers purposefully left God out of the Constitution. They say that a Godless Constitution was the intended design of the document---and theyre wrong.
Many elitists today interpret the First Amendment in such a way as to turn it into a search and destroy mission for any sneaky vestiges of religion left in the public square, as one Christian law professor put it. Thats what separation of church and state means nowadays.
In polite society, youre not supposed to talk about politics, sex, or religion. Sorry, but this column will discuss all three, directly or indirectly.
This culture is obsessed with sex. Even burger ads sometimes use sex to sell their product. Pornography is rampant. Gender confusion rules the day. Some even want laws to let men use the ladies room. And if you are a pastor and dont agree, they may subpoena your sermons.
Recent events have brought the debate on so-called death with dignity and assisted suicide into the spotlight again. And yet, the argument is not really a new one. No less a light than William Shakespeare extensively dealt with the subject in his writing.