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December 14, 2011
December 9, 2011
Certain events require ceremony, and graduation is one of these events. In an institution like Southern Seminary, commencements seem to come with astonishing velocity. The school is 152 years old, and this is its 208th commencement ceremony. It marks my 37th opportunity to preside at this ceremony, and by the time students graduate from Southern Seminary, they are old hands at receiving diplomas and degrees.
December 5, 2011
For Christians, the lessons of Herman Cain are too important to leave in the history books of the 2012 presidential campaign.
November 29, 2011
We live in a morally confused age, but there is little confusion about the fact that sexual behavior and personal character are inseparable.
November 17, 2011
Does a baby have to look like a baby to be recognized as a person?
November 10, 2011
What would prevent this scandal at your school or church?
November 8, 2011
Mercer University and Shorter University represent opposite trajectories on the landscape of American education.
October 26, 2011
By now, it is clear that Joel Osteen’s carelessness is deliberate and calculated.
October 25, 2011
Evangelical Christians will either stand upon the authority and total truthfulness of the Bible, or we will inevitably capitulate to the secular worldview.
October 21, 2011
Christian parents must be concerned, not just with what content children are watching, but how much exposure they really experience. Something has gone wrong when the default position of the television is on, rather than off.
October 10, 2011
Predictably, Mormonism is in the news again. The presence of two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints among contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination ensured that it was only a matter of time before Evangelicals, along with other Americans, began to talk openly about what this means for the nation, the church, and the stewardship of political responsibility in the voting booth.
Dragged Kicking and Screaming into the Modern Age? Lessons from Piers Morgan’s Interview with Joel Osteen
October 6, 2011
An interview that begins with a statement like, “Well, Piers, to me, faith is all about learning to be happy where you are,” is probably not going to end well. Piers Morgan’s interview with Joel and Victoria Osteen Tuesday night was very revealing about the Osteens — but little Christian truth was revealed. At the same time, the interview deserves closer attention than you might expect.