On May 7th, Delaware became the eleventh state to legalize same-sex marriage. On May 14th, Minnesota became the twelfth. While that leaves thirty-eight states that haven't redefined marriage, we shouldn't deceive ourselves. As Rod Dreher recently pointed out in "The American Conservative," historians will one day remember our time as "a cultural revolution."
A teacher has been fired for using the word "negro," and she is now filing a lawsuit against the school saying that her use of the word was not in a racial context, but was purely educational.
Evangelical left leader Jim Wallis and Republican Congressman Frank Wolf (Va.) discussed how politics can serve the common good at a Thursday panel at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. While the panel wasShow More Summary
It's a potent reminder that while we may not be certain who the winners in the upheavals rocking Syria and the rest of the Middle East might be, we already know who the losers will be: Christians.
Christian formation means shaping our loves, says Jamie Smith, not just educating our minds. I f there's one refrain coming from James K. A. Smith these days, it's that Christians can't think our way into the kingdom. It may sound strange...Show More Summary
Local Congolese Christians nurture new efforts to end chronic violence as UN adds new brigade. Violence erupted again this week in the fractured Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when at least 20 people were killed in clashes between...Show More Summary
Should church teaching evolve in the digital age? A new trend in academia encourages educators to focus less on lecture and more on active learning within the classroom environment. "The danger with lucid lectures…is that they create...Show More Summary
Alternative organizations saw rising interest amid debate. They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they're not the Boy Scouts. Across the country, there are decades-old religious alternatives with names...Show More Summary
The final installment in the "Hangover" trilogy will definitely give you one. mpaa rating:R (For pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity) Genre:Comedy Directed By: Todd...Show More Summary
Recognizing the spiritual needs of culture reveals the great need, in Christian schools, for a more focused approach to "spiritual formation" necessary. Planning how to make spiritual formation" integral to the curriculum then is paramount.
Whether there is life after death is a question that humans have pondered for centuries. Today there is a great deal of interest in the subject with people curious about near-death experiences, supposed encounters with ghosts, and the claims of psychic mediums. Some scoff at the entire concept of an afterlife, while others are comforted by it.
An interdenominational missions organization is looking for nominations of unsung heroes, those who are tackling the issues of poverty, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS, the need for clean water, homelessness and other needs in today's society, for its second bi-annual Epoch Awards to be held later this year.
Yesterday, Mackenzie attempted to defend “Christian Music.” For what it is worth, I’ve listened to a lot of the bands he mentioned. I grew up with each of them, in fact, save the O.C. Supertones. I’m not even here to tell you that he’s entirely wrong. Those artists will absolutely give you the the sort of [...]
A Christian legal group described the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee's decision on Thursday to change its longstanding membership policy and allow Scouts to be of any "sexual orientation or preference" as a rejection of its freedom to promote values that the group has held for the last century.
When I served as a missionary in Asia for more than 20 years, I entered a world ripe with challenges for religious freedom. Imagine being in a world where you hesitate before saying "God bless you" to the person in line behind you at the grocery store or "I'll be praying for you" to a colleague battling a terminal cancer. Show More Summary
We have a hypersensitive smoke alarm in our house. It goes off all the time. But I think it is better to have a smoke alarm that is too sensitive than to have one that isn't sensitive enough.
A new report from LifeWay Research reveals that many churchgoers are not open or transparent about their faith.
Everybody seems to have a cause for which to speak Loudly from the rooftops they proclaim the thing they seek… -o-o-o- Long before starting this blog, I was a regular reader of others. I’m not sure when I had the first impulse to leave a comment, but there was no doubt some issue on which […]