7 in 10 Women Who Abort Identify as Christian

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the future of abortion in the country, many pastors and leaders may be surprised to learn how many people sitting in church pews have terminated a pregnancy. Currently, justices are hearing oral arguments on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case about a Mississippi law that bans abortionContinue reading “7 in 10 Women Who Abort Identify as Christian”

Supreme Court Considers Death Penalty Prayer

If you give a man in a Texas execution chamber the right to a prayer, is he entitled to two? Or three? Can he ask for candles? Or Communion? If the United States Supreme Court says a condemned man has the religious right to have his pastor touch his foot while the state injects aContinue reading “Supreme Court Considers Death Penalty Prayer”

Pastor Tackles Gunman During Worship Service

This pastor Sunday (Nov 7), Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church’s pastor Ezekiel Ndikumana tackled a man who took the stage, pulled out a gun, and started pointing it at congregants during the pastor’s altar call. The gunman, who has been identified as 26-year-old Dezire Baganda, currently faces up to 15 charges of felony assault and will likely be givenContinue reading “Pastor Tackles Gunman During Worship Service”

Derek Carr Speaks Out on Faith

On a new episode of the Harvester Sports podcast, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback and outspoken Christian Derek Carr discusses his calling and his victory in Jesus. The QB says he thanks God “no matter what” and has “praised God through the hardest times in my life,” including when his firstborn son needed emergency surgeries inContinue reading “Derek Carr Speaks Out on Faith”

The Algorithms Are Designed to Commander You

When I’m waiting in line to order my drink at a coffee shop, my automatic instinct is to grab for my phone. Not to do anything necessary, of course; just to scroll aimlessly for the minute or two before it’s my turn to order. Maybe I can catch a few tweets, headlines, or Instagram stories.Continue reading “The Algorithms Are Designed to Commander You”

Lord, Let Me Not Lose a Heart that Hurts

24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Romans 7:24 (NASB)  All genuine Christians have one thing in common—they are imperfect people who, no matter how much they desire to be Christlike, will struggle with the paradox of being new creations slowly becoming conformed to theContinue reading “Lord, Let Me Not Lose a Heart that Hurts”

Social Justice Jesus

I want to tell you a story of an ancient sage who changed the world. This wise man fought for justice, championing the cause of the poor and the oppressed. He rejected organized religion, showing tolerance—not judgment—for the outcast and the socially marginalized. He promoted universal love and the brotherhood of man. His unflinching commitmentContinue reading “Social Justice Jesus”

How Do I Humble Myself Before the Lord?

The Bible says a lot about humility. God calls all people to humble themselves (Micah 6:8; Matthew 23:12; Romans 12:16; Philippians 2:3–4; 1 Peter 5:6). The prophet Zephaniah sums it up well: “Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility” (Zephaniah 2:3). Believers especiallyContinue reading “How Do I Humble Myself Before the Lord?”

Masks Aren’t Just for Halloween

An “agenda” is a plan designed to accomplish, change, fix, destroy, remedy, reward, punish, promote, or hinder. In other words, an agenda is what we do to get from where we are to where we want to be—from here to there. Further, a hidden agenda is either hidden intentionally to accomplish what we desire, orContinue reading “Masks Aren’t Just for Halloween”

When Your Adoption Plans Fail

As I have discussed, my wife and I have been unable to have children through what is now over 20 years of marriage. We had been praying, thinking, and talking about adoption for many of those years. But God never really seemed to place in us a strong desire to adopt. We had always beenContinue reading “When Your Adoption Plans Fail”