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'Why did this happen?' Thoughts on the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School

We have all been devastated by the unimaginable news that 19 innocent children and one teacher have been shot and killed on the campus of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The heart of America was ripped out this sad day. This is every parent's worst nightmare and our hearts are all breaking, but none are feeling the pain that those families who lost their precious loved ones are experiencing right now.

Don’t celebrate the decline of mainline churches

The whole world, to the extent it benefits from America’s political and economic capital, can thank, at least partly, Mainline Protestantism. Its failures and decline of the last half century don’t negate its unprecedented accomplishments of the previous three centuries.

The dangerous legal structures of Hillsong Church

Attorney Stephen Lentz, the father of Carl Lentz who would become Hillsong’s most popular American pastor, drew up the articles of incorporation for Hillsong Ministries USA, Inc., and used language common to many televangelist churches’ governing documents. Stephen Lentz wrote in Article 6, “The Corporation shall have no members.”

Andy Stanley’s tweet about the Bible is seductive and harmful

It should trouble us greatly anytime someone holds a different view of the Written Word than the one held by the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. It ultimately leads to making our own opinions, beliefs, and experiences the authority rather than God’s revelation.

Are there more wars in our future after Ukraine?

Wars and rumors of wars can be a frightening prospect to those who have no idea what’s coming. But for the Christian who has studied the Bible, the escalation of aggression we are seeing is just one more indicator that we draw closer to the end.

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    It took judicial courage to overturn Roe. It will require extraordinary courage, not likely found in this Court, to take the next logical step. Maybe in another 50 years … if our morally confused nation still survives.

  • Ask Chuck: Help reaching our financial goals together

    My wife and I are not consistently managing our money well. We are united to eliminate debt so that we can give, save, and invest more. I am looking for tips for the two of us.

  • Abortion and Methodist split

    Official United Methodism’s unserious reaction to the overthrow of Roe v. Wade will help Methodists find clarity for the days of choosing ahead.

  • Responding to ‘pro-choice’ misinformation and disinformation

    In the days ahead, it is essential that we do our best to reach out across the vast abortion divide in America, speaking the truth in love. The ideological battle will be intense, but that doesn’t mean the war cannot be won, one heart and mind at a time. Here are some of the most common arguments calling for response.

  • How to deal with depression

    It’s time to leave that cave — or that pigpen — and find God’s purpose for your life. He had a plan for Elijah and He has a plan for you as well.

  • John Chau: A hero

    He cared only about the mission to which God had called him — taking the gospel to the Sentinelese people. John had counted the cost and found it worthwhile.

  • 5 reasons to rejoice for overturning of Roe

    The fact is that Roe was bad law from the start. Removing it is cause for celebration, not just for 5 reasons, but, looking ahead, for millions of reasons, each with a beating heart. It’s also a time to remember all the lives that have been lost. How we need God’s ongoing intervention in our land!

  • Reflecting the abolitionist spirit after Dobbs

    There are myriad parallels to be drawn between the pro-life movement and the abolitionist movement in America. Both have undertaken the fight against injustices of unspeakable magnitude. Both have asserted the inviolable dignity of humans made in God’s image. Both have been powerful forces for unity around the truth while also facing immense opposition.