Michael Youssef

Posted April 06, 2014

While many pundits lament the fact that the Obama/Kerry foreign policy is timid, confused, and easily intimidated by strongmen like Vladimir Putin, I submit that it is best compared to a mediocre schoolyard bully.

Posted March 09, 2014

A segment of the American public must be yelling expletives whenever the results of our apparently incoherent foreign policy show up on their TV screens.

Posted March 02, 2014

As American history has shown, when people are committed to God and His moral laws, they become fully blessed. Likewise, a review of God’s history with the Israelites reveals this principle: Obedience to God’s moral absolutes brings about economic prosperity, but ignoring them brings economic disaster. The two are intertwined.

Posted February 23, 2014

It is easy to question Hillary Clinton’s competence during her tenure as Secretary of State. U.S. relations with Russia have deteriorated, Iran and North Korea have not been restrained, and Syria has fallen into chaos.

Posted February 09, 2014

You better believe it! Sure, if you only equate persecution with those who are burned alive inside churches like Islamists do to Christians in Nigeria, then we are not.

Posted January 26, 2014

For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity. To be sure, most Bible-believing Christians would not consider that brand to be Christianity at all.

Posted January 19, 2014

The media always misses the big stories of historic proportion. Only years later do they reluctantly admit it.

Posted January 05, 2014

Listening to most of the pundits and tea-leaf readers, you might think that 2014 will follow a doomsday scenario. I don’t know who is right and who is wrong, but I am looking forward to experiencing the coming year through the eyes of eternity.

Posted December 15, 2013

Dr. King envisioned the day when the black community would be at equal footing with those who oppressed them. And yet, I wonder if even Dr. King could have dreamed of an African-American president so few years after paying the ultimate price for seeking equality.

Posted December 08, 2013

Depending on your point of view, the deal with Iran that was crafted in Geneva last month either stinks or is rosy. But what most of the world missed was the real motivation for both sides.

Posted November 24, 2013

Many Americans, including Democrats, are very disgruntled with President Obama. But the real blame for many of our current messes lies beyond Mr. Obama.

Posted November 17, 2013

We reap what we sow. That’s a biblical concept, but other religions have similar sayings. Hindus believe in Karma—“do good and you’ll get good, do bad and you’ll get bad.” Even atheists say, “What goes around comes around.”

Posted November 03, 2013

That’s a startling question, to be sure. But it’s a question that haunted me during my recent visit to Australia.

Posted October 27, 2013

Previously, I talked about the Sojourners-sponsored ad headlined "What Would Jesus Cut?" The ad, signed by Jim Wallis and more than two dozen leaders of the Religious Left, urged our leaders to ask themselves what Jesus would cut from the federal budget.

Posted October 20, 2013

In part one of this series, I made clear, from the words of Jesus and the New Testament, that ministering to the poor and the needy among us is the work of Christian individuals and the church, not the secular government.

Posted October 13, 2013

The headline of the full-page ad asks, "What Would Jesus Cut?—A budget is a moral document." The text continues, "Our faith tells us that the moral test of a society is how it treats the poor."

Posted October 06, 2013

While the temporary, partial government shutdown has riveted our nation, Christians are being martyred all over the world.

Posted September 22, 2013

It has been said a million times (and now a million and one) that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Posted September 08, 2013

The buzz in the Middle East media is that the real reason President Obama changed his mind about striking Syria last week was not, in fact, that he is indecisive.

Posted September 01, 2013

During the late 1960s, I escaped from the socialist dictatorship of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt. Back then, everything I had read about freedom in America was almost too good to be true. So when I finally made it to the U.S., I considered myself one of the most blessed people in the world.