Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He is the author of 25 books, includingLine of Fire. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.
On August 22nd, I wrote an article entitled, Five Obvious Lessons from Ferguson. Now, in the wake of the grand jurys decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of my namesake, 18-year-old Michael Brown, and in the wake of the riots that immediately erupted, here are five more obvious lessons.
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is one of the preeminent Christian leaders of our day. He is as clear-headed as he is courageous, always a source of truth and sanity in the midst of a deeply confused culture.
Are you a heterosexual man who enjoys dressing stylishly, who likes staying in shape and sometimes wearing tight T-shirts while working out, who has no problem showing brotherly affection to other men? If we are to believe what a leading gay journalist says, its all because you have been liberated by gay men.
Writing in response to my article Secularism Declares Open War On Religious Faith, an atheist has assured his readers that there is no such war and that, more importantly, in order to avoid conflict with the larger society, I should simply keep my religion in the closet.
As sons and daughters of God, we are called to honor and respect authority and to be people of obedience rather than people of rebellion.
According to President Obama, this figure of three million Muslims would make us one of the biggest Muslim nations. Was he accurate? Not by a mile. Not by many, many miles. In fact, he was embarrassingly wrong and inaccurate.
In case you didnt know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, thats what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this.
In an outrageous act of overreach that the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) rightly branded an inquisition and witch-hunt, the city of Houston has demanded that hundreds of pastors preaching on themes relating to homosexuality and gender identity turn their sermons over to the government for inspection.
In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.
I was truly pleased to see the detailed letter signed by 120 Muslim scholars claiming that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was not acting in accordance with Islam and that the murderous acts of ISIS find no support in the Quran or Islamic tradition.
The pictures are dark and ominous, the charges chilling: There exists a network of extremists . . . [who] spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.
If there was reputable scientific evidence that some people were born homosexual, I would have no problem accepting this. After all, my theology tells me that as human beings, we are all created in Gods image and yet we are a fallen race, and so all of us carry aspects of that fallen nature to the core of our being, and that could theoretically include homosexuality.
The moment Duck Dynastys Phil Robertson said to Sean Hannity, that, with regard to ISIS, you have to either convert them or kill them, it was obvious that others would pounce on those words and claim that he was no better than ISIS.
In recent interviews recorded for the English-speaking world, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has sought to present a less radical side of Hamas, one that is unworthy of the terrorist moniker.
Like many Americans, I have carefully followed the news from Ferguson, MO involving the tragic shooting of an 18-year-old African American, with the notable exception that he carries my name. And so, every day, Im reading about the shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Michael Brown and the autopsy of Michael Brown, all of which reminds me of the very real loss of life involved.
Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive.
Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an “apartheid state” worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists.
Are you ready to take a little test? I’m going to ask a series of short, informational questions followed by one philosophical question, so the test is in two parts.
Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2014, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret.
In light of the murderous actions and intentions of Hamas, what would you like Israel to do?
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