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“A Lot of People Want Intact Hearts These Days” — Planned Parenthood, Abortion, and the Conscience of a Nation

Yesterday's release of a video showing the senior medical director of Planned Parenthood casually discussing the sale of organs from aborted babies is a moral...Read this essay →

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Everything Has Changed and Nothing Has Changed — The Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and...Read this essay →

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The Heresy of Racial Superiority — Confronting the Past, and Confronting the Truth

Among Christians, the word  heresy must be used with care and precision. Not every doctrinal error is a heresy, though all doctrinal error is to...Read this essay →

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Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide

The very first issue of Christianity Today is dated October 15, 1956. In his first editorial, Carl F. H. Henry set his course for the...Read this essay →

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For Summertime or Anytime: A Summer Reading List for 2015

Do we read by seasons? To some degree, we probably do. Summer promises the opportunity to pack a stack of books that otherwise might not...Read this essay →

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A Requiem for the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts were doomed the moment the national leadership decided to preserve the organization at the cost of the values and ideals that gave...Read this essay →

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The Gathering Storm: The Eclipse of Religious Liberty and the Threat of a New Dark Age

Remarks Delivered Friday, May 15,  2015: Mister Attorney General, Mr. Sears, and distinguished guests, it is a great honor to accept the Edwin Meese III...Read this essay →

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Children of the Day

"Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that...Read this essay →

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“Whoever Would Save His Life Will Lose It” — A Charge for Graduates

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take...Read this essay →

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“It is Going to Be an Issue” — Supreme Court Argument on Same-Sex Marriage Puts Religious Liberty in the Crosshairs

"It is ... it is going to be an issue." With those words, spoken yesterday before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Solicitor...Read this essay →

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In Defense of Marriage, the Rule of Law, and Ordered Liberty

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in the case known as Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision in this case...Read this essay →

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This is How Religious Liberty Dies — The New Rules of the Secular Left

The vast high-velocity moral revolution that is reshaping modern cultures at warp speed is leaving almost no aspect of the culture untouched and untransformed. The...Read this essay →

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The Empty Tomb and the Risen Christ — The Centrality of the Resurrection to the Christian Faith

The pattern of the Christian year is an exercise of the Church's annual remembrance and proclamation of the Gospel. The annual celebrations of Christmas and...Read this essay →

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The Integrity of Words and Our Confession of Faith

In the beginning was the Word. Christians rightly cherish the declaration that our Savior, the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, is first known as...Read this essay →

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The Table of the Nations, the Tower of Babel, and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb: Part 2

In part 1 of this series I set out an exposition of Genesis 10-11. In part 2, we will look at the question of ethnic...Read this essay →

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The Table of the Nations, the Tower of Babel, and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb: Part 1

The world around us is changing at a velocity unprecedented in human history. But we must realize that while the world seems to be changing...Read this essay →

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Fifty Shades of Shame — The Evolution of Pornography

The release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, timed for Valentine's Day, is a more important and lamentable event than many Christians may realize. What...Read this essay →

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The President at the Prayer Breakfast

Presidents of the United States are usually awful as theologians. In far too many cases, the closer they get to anything theological, the bigger the...Read this essay →

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Downton Abbey — What Are Americans Really Watching?

Americans by the millions are still tuning in to watch Downton Abbey -- now in its fifth season -- eager to enjoy the continuation of the saga...Read this essay →

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Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty — Religious Liberty is Losing

Barely five days after The New York Times ran a major news article on the firing of Atlanta's fire chief for his views on homosexuality,...Read this essay →

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Theological Extremism in a Secular Age

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face...Read this essay →

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Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major news magazines have tended...Read this essay →

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Joy to the World — Even So Lord, Come Quickly

As Christmas Eve arrives we are reminded of the historic Christian prayer prayed by so many Christians through two millennia of Christian experience and bathed in...Read this essay →

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“And Them That Mourn — Celebrating Christmas in the Face of Grief and Death”

Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas...Read this essay →

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Moses Without the Supernatural — Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Timed for a Christmas season release, director Ridley Scott's intended blockbuster, Exodus: Gods and Kings hit the big screens this past weekend. On its opening weekend...Read this essay →

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“To Give Knowledge of Salvation to His People: A Christmas Mandate for Christian Ministry”

So many moments of our lives pass with almost no sense of significance. The twenty four hours in a day fade into the memory of...Read this essay →

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The Only Intelligible Explanation for the Incarnation: A. T. Robertson on the Virgin Birth of Christ

The Christmas season comes each year with the expected flurry of media attention to the biblical accounts of Christ’s conception and birth. The general thrust...Read this essay →

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The Ferguson Moment—A Moral Test for the Nation

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014, hours after the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury announcement. The grand jury decision...Read this essay →

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Sexual Orientation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

I recently addressed a major national conference on "The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage" held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of...Read this essay →

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In Defense of Marriage and the Rule of Law — The Importance of Making the Right Argument

Some arguments just have to be made, and made well. In the case of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the...Read this essay →

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