Tyranny in Our Day Part 1

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—Russian dissident, 10-year forced-labor Soviet Gulag inmate, Nobel Laureate, Christian—lamented the “fallacious belief” that “here such things are impossible,” that totalitarianism could not happen in one’s own country. “Alas,” he wrote, “all the evil of the twentieth century is possible everywhere on earth.”[1] Read those words carefully. It is the point I have beenContinue reading “Tyranny in Our Day Part 1”

Half of the Christians in America Feel Casual Sex Is Okay

A new survey finds that a majority of Christians don’t care what God thinks about the issue of sex. The Background: According to a new survey by Pew Research, half of Christians in America say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable. The survey defined casual sex as sex between consenting adults who are not in aContinue reading “Half of the Christians in America Feel Casual Sex Is Okay”

Deconstruct Your Culture Not Your Faith

Many of my friends and congregants who go on a deconstruction journey aren’t trying to lose their faith. They don’t want to end up in a Jesus-free place. They just want to make sense out of the faith they grew up in and let go of stuff that’s stale or stifling. They actually want aContinue reading “Deconstruct Your Culture Not Your Faith”

Men Transfer to Female Prisons

Last fall, California governor Gavin Newsom signed The Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act, a bill which, among other things, would “allow incarcerated transgender, non-binary and intersex people to be housed and searched in a manner consistent with their gender identity.” Since this law went into effect back in January, in a new case ofContinue reading “Men Transfer to Female Prisons”

It’s Just Across the Pond

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has assured churches worried about a ban on conversion therapy that they will still be allowed to pray for people who approach them for help or advice about their sexuality. Evangelical churches have been concerned that the conversion therapy ban being considered by the Government will lead to pastors and churchesContinue reading “It’s Just Across the Pond”

‘Liberal’ or ‘Progressive’ Christians

Recently I had a protracted discussion, almost a debate, with a publisher about the label “liberal Christian.” He said almost nobody calls himself or herself a “liberal Christian.” The new term for the same thing is “progressive Christian.” I have been reading a LOT of liberal Christian theology lately—focusing mostly on 20th and 21st centuryContinue reading “‘Liberal’ or ‘Progressive’ Christians”

Faith-Based Student Groups Score a Victory

The fight for campus access for faith-based student groups scored another legal victory this week. A district court judge ruled on Monday that Wayne State University violated the First Amendment with a 2017 decision that temporarily denied InterVarsity Christian Fellowship its status as a student group over the chapter’s requirement that its leaders be Christian.Continue reading “Faith-Based Student Groups Score a Victory”