I had some remarkable interaction on Twitter this past Tuesday night. Not only was it eye-opening, it also provided a window into the mass confusion that is affecting our society.
As a white, Jewish American (and committed follower of Jesus), I have learned much from my black brothers and sisters, among whom are some dear friends and colleagues, while some of my fondest memories of worship and ministry are in the context of black church services.
Over and over again we are told that we have lost the culture wars and that its time for us to throw in the towel and capitulate, especially as the Supreme Courts decision on redefining marriage is about to be announced (or has even been announced by the time you read this article).
Today, we have moved from moral relativism to reality relativism, where not only morality but everything is determined by how I feel, so you can have your reality and I can have mine.
I do not for a moment want to minimize the very real struggles of those who identify as transgender nor do I want to ignore those individuals who have genuine biological or genetic abnormalities.
Dear Gov. McCrory, With all due respect to your office and your many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I must say that I read your response to the congressional override of your veto to Senate Bill 2 with real disappointment.
Dear Tony, In the spirit of your public statement released yesterday, urging churches to welcome same-sex couples, Im writing this open letter to you, appealing to you to reconsider your decision before you bring further reproach to the gospel and hurt those you want to help.
What is Gods answer to the moral insanity of the world? Jesus the Messiah, crucified and risen. Jesus the Messiah, the Lord of all.
To all those celebrating the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, I have a word of warning: Be careful watch you wish for.
You know the hour is late when God uses a gay atheist to bring a sobering wake-up call to the Church, but thats exactly what happened after Ireland, traditionally a bastion of Catholicism, voted to redefine the marriage.
I almost never do this, but I felt it was very important to share a letter with you so that the whole world could understand what really happened in Ireland as this predominantly Catholic nation voted decisively to redefine marriage.
I have no desire to pile on with more comments about Josh Duggar, who appears to be a very serious and committed Christian who has made no excuses for the sins of his youth and who deeply desires to make a positive impact for the Lord in the years ahead.
Mr. President, may I first ask who gave you the spiritual authority to give such strong counsel and even criticism to church leaders?
Last week, the legendary blues guitarist B. B. King died at the age of 89, and I truly hope he is in Gods presence now, either as someone who knew the Lord during his lifetime or as someone who found grace in the closing moments of his life.
When an influential political leader states that, when it comes to abortion, our Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed; when a New York Times columnist tells us we need to remove homosexual practice from our sin list; when the Solicitor General tells the Supreme Court that, potentially, religious schools could lose their tax exemption if they refuse to redefine marriage when statements like this are being made on a regular basis, dont tell me Im overreacting when I sound the alarm.
This past Friday night, I tweeted out, My heart goes out to Bruce Jenner, & when he says, I am a woman, I hear him saying, I am deeply confused & hurting. Let's pray for him! The responses to this tweet were as ugly and profane as anything I have ever seen.
It is now the gotcha question being asked to every Republican presidential candidate: Would you attend a same-sex wedding ceremony?
Almost 20 years ago, the journal First Things published an article by a famous German theologian named Wolfhart Pannenberg titled How to Think About Secularism. In the article, Pannenberg outlined the nature of secularism and how it threatened the church, also explaining how the church should not respond to the challenge.
I believe Hilary Clinton is now telling the truth regarding her views on same-sex marriage. I just dont believe she was telling the truth in the past, especially when she expressed her opposition to it.
With all the major, life critical issues taking place in America and around the globe, it is absolutely mind-boggling that President Obama has decided to declare war on so-called conversion therapy, joining in the battle to outlaw professional counseling for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.