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March 14, 2012
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” [2 Timothy 4:7] Writing to Timothy, the Apostle Paul was able to look back on his ministry and declare satisfaction that he had finished his course. Paul would be the first to insist that his entire ministry was evidence of the grace and mercy of God, but he was assured that, by grace, he had finished his race.
January 5, 2012
Some predictions are rather safe to make. 2012 is almost certain to be a determinative year on the issue of same-sex marriage. Multiple courts appear poised to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] and, even more urgently, the appeal on California’s Proposition 8 at the Ninth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals will set up a certain appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court. Given the facts of this case and the significance of the nation’s most populous state, the Supreme Court is almost certain to take the case. This sets the stage for the courts to make some determinative statement on same-sex marriage within the next several months — a decision that will go a long way toward setting the direction of the larger culture.
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 3, 2010
Evangelicals tend to swing between extremes when it comes to politics and elections. We are too easily elated and too readily depressed. Make no mistake. The election results of 2010 will lead to big changes in Washington and far beyond. That in itself is good news. But all this must be put in a truly Christian context.
September 23, 2010
One of the illusions of modernist thinking is that religious beliefs can be sanitized and separated from public life. The experience of humanity disproves that theory, but it nevertheless remains something of a sacred precept within the intellectual elites — a sector of society most prone to believing that religious convictions ultimately do not matter.
September 20, 2010
September 16, 2010
On September 12, 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States, went to Texas and addressed the Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance. The background to Kennedy’s speech was ardent opposition to his Catholicism and accusations that, if elected, he would be controlled by Catholic authorities. Against the advice of many of his own senior staff, Kennedy decided to face the issue head-on, and to do so in a context that was anything but friendly.
March 15, 2010
Facing the United States Congress this week is the most consequential legislation it has debated in decades: the Health Care Bill. As it currently stands, the bill moves in a pro-choice direction by allowing federally subsidized health-care plans to pay for abortions and could require private health-insurance plans to cover abortion. On today’s program, Dr….
February 26, 2010
The present political climate in the United States reveals a wide range of expectations of the government. Some citizens desire an expansive government that provides solutions to many of the problems of its citizenry. Other citizens expect a limited government that stays within the boundaries of narrowly-defined duties. The Scriptures themselves present two dangerous scenarios:…
January 28, 2010
Recent political debates have caused many conservatives to question the integrity and decency of their politically officials. Fresh news emerges, headlines explode, and convictions that fuel political ideology divide candidates from those they are trying to serve. How can Christians honor politicians whom they disagree with and even disrespect? The scripture is clear: we are…
November 3, 2009
This Tuesday is Election Day, and more is going on behind the scenes than meets the eye. Beyond the candidates, important issues are being decided on all over the country, and none more important than what’s happening in Maine. The voters of Maine are voting today on a referendum on Same-Sex Marriage. Though the state legislature has authorized…