Men and women, mothers and fathers, are not interchangeable. They never have been and they never will be.
Christians can both pray for our enemies, preach the Gospel and push for changes in our society to roll back this dark and rising tide of anti-Christian persecution.
Too many Evangelical leaders got this wrong over the last decade. Now, with BLM linking arms with Hamas, will they finally get it right?
In our digital media-driven society, the opportunity for bearing false witness, and destroying someone’s reputation through lies and slander, has proliferated fast and furiously alongside the dozens of social media apps that put a microphone, camera, and keyboard into the hands of billions around the globe.
Christians across the country should rightly rejoice that a bold man of faith is now holding so much power once again in American politics.
When viewed rightly, the Evangelical mind is alive and well, but I would suggest there is a much greater scandal plaguing Evangelicals — the scandal of the Evangelical spine.
While Christians are deeply sympathetic to those facing suffering and terminal illness, they believe that the answer lies in trusting God and offering support, rather than taking matters of life and death into human hands.
The famous English author G.K. Chesterton once speculated that “We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which furious party cries will be raised against anybody who says that cows have horns, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening mob with the news that grass is green.”
As Christians continue to engage in the public sphere and uphold their Christian beliefs and values, the nation moves closer to a society that acknowledges the vital role of faith in shaping the cultural landscape.
When millions of hardworking, downtrodden, working-class Americans — white, black, Christian, conservative, or whatever their politics may be — heard this man sing, they knew that he was singing about them.