Pastors Are Not Being Faithful if they do not Address Politics (and everything else) From the Pulpit.
Several posts on Facebook are asking this question: Should pastors address politics from the pulpit? I don’t understand why this question keeps getting asked. If the Bible addresses politics (or anything else), then pastors must address politics and anything else the Bible addresses. It’s that simple. I became a Christian
Following Madonna’s twisted logic, Jesus would have supported Elizabeth if she had decided to kill her unborn baby and Mary if she had decided to kill Jesus.
The following article was written in 2016. The debate continues on how houses of worship should defend themselves. Does the Bible offer any help? Good Christian? Bad Christian? It all depends on who’s doing the evaluating. The reaction to Jerry Falwell Jr.’s comments on encouraging students at Liberty University to
There has been considerable debate over the best way to interpret the three-days and three-nights language of Matthew 12:40, either as three 24-hour days of exactly 72 hours or parts of three days and three nights. Because you can’t get three full days if the count begins on Friday, some interpreters
Communism has attracted a number of people in Hollywood, from Dalton Trumbo and Burgess Meredith to modern-day communist sympathizers like Sean Penn and Matthew Modine. While they would not support the oppressive actions of Communist regimes, they do like the utopian dreams of Communist theorists. Of course, to get to
“You shall not steal” is a fundamental biblical commandment that’s found in both Testaments (Ex. 20:15; 21:16; Lev. 19:11, 13; Matt. 19:18; Rom. 13:9). If property is theft, as one Christian stated on his Facebook page, then every person in the world is a thief because everyone owns something. If
Rachel Held Evans is a Christian who supports same-sex marriage because “Jesus never talked about it.” This is a frequent argument for supporters of same-sex marriage. She also states that the creeds don’t mention anything about homosexuality. Who is Rachel Held Evans? Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author
The folks at Sojourners have been pushing socialism in the name of Jesus and the Bible for decades. Claiming that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s economic policies are biblical is the height of absurdity. She does not know anything about economics. Her claim that a $3 billion tax break can be spent is prima facie evidence
Does the Bible forbid Christians from being involved in politics? It would be a hard case to prove since there are numerous books of the Bible that are filled with politics — from Joshua, Judges, and 1 and 2 Samuel to 1 and 2 Kings and the Old Testament Prophets.
The greatest threat to the church is coming from inside the church. The Apostle Paul made this clear in his parting instructions to the elders of the church at Ephesus: “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own
The best source of what the birth of Jesus means is Mary. Mary’s Magnificat should be the part of every Christmas message. It’s filled with worldview principles by stating that God is her savior, not the State. He chooses His highest creation for great things. The future is God’s; it does
For years liberals have tried to make the Christmas story about a homeless couple. Jesse Jackson was the first to turn Joseph and Mary into a “homeless couple” when he claimed that Christmas “is not about Santa Claus and ‘Jingle Bells’ and fruitcake and eggnog,” of which all Christians would
Democrats are getting very religious these days. They are concerned about pulpits and Jesus. But the hypocrisy with them is very strong. First, there is Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez who claimed that “Americans were listening too intently to what they were hearing from ‘the pulpit.’” Here’s the context
The following Thanksgiving Proclamations demonstrate that while Christianity was not the official religion of the newly formed United States, it was the fundamental belief system of the majority of people. Even those who weren’t professing Christians understood that without God the foundation of government would rest on the whims and
Michael Avenatti has been charged with domestic violence. Avenatti denied the charges. “I want to be clear: I DID NOT commit domestic violence nor have I ever committed domestic violence. I did not strike any woman nor have I ever. I did not strike my ex-wife in the face nor did
We saw in my previous article about the serpent and pigeon “sign” that it doesn’t have any biblical support. Anyone can attach end-time significance to an event when it doesn’t have a biblical reference point. For example, best-selling books by Michael Drosnin touting a “Bible Code” were popular some years
Pastor Andy Stanley is at it again. He seems to have a problem with God’s law, specifically, the Ten Commandments: “You’ve heard the story before: A group of Christians puts up a monument of the Ten Commandments in a public space or on government property,” begins Stanley in his article
“In terms of Christian theory, privatization means that the grand, global umbrella of faith has shrunk to the size of a plastic rain hat. Total life norms have become part-time values. In terms of Christian practice, watch your average Christian business person or politician. Are there family prayers at home