Homosexual Marriage Isn't as Good as Heterosexual Marriage

Marriage is an establishment of God, a creation ordinance, set forth in Genesis and reiterated by Jesus in Matthew 19. If the Bible isn’t true, and isn’t the standard we should live by, then marriage shouldn’t exist at all. Attempting to rationalize and sanction homosexual marriage is ludicrous and inconsistent with an atheistic worldview. [...]

The Redefinition of Marriage: An Exercise in Moral and Cultural Suicide

In 1993, Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan (D- N.Y.) published “Defining Deviancy Down.” Moynihan started from Emile Durkheim’s proposition that there is a limit to the amount of deviant behavior any community can “‘afford to recognize’ and that, accordingly, we have been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previously stigmatized, and also quietly raising the ‘normal’ level in categories where [...]

Powerless Christians in a World at War

Christians are in the midst of a battle, but many, are rendered powerless and ineffective, sitting on the sidelines when they should be in the fray. What causes this defeat that has taken so many Christians out of the game? Is there something we can do to turn back the tide? [...]

Proposition 8: A Morally Bankrupt Decision From an Economically Bankrupt State

Proposition 8 in California, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, was overruled by District Judge Vaughn Walker. The 138 page decision goes to considerable lengths to justify something that not only is immoral, but irrational. Scripturally and historically, when a society becomes economically bankrupt, a moral bankruptcy has already taken place. [...]

Let's Pray for God to "Enlarge Our Borders."

The publishing phenomenon of 2000 was Bruce Wilkinson’s The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life (Multnomah). The premise of the book is based on 1 Chronicles 4:9–10: Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my bord [...]

Our Churches Are Dying

The statistics are staggering, 80% to 85% of young people leave the Church, never to return. As evolution, humanism and atheism continue to infiltrate our schools, theaters, magazines and television, our young people are faced with hard questions. If we send our children out into the world, unequipped to answer the hard questions and lacking a solid foundation in God’s Word, we should not be [...]

Facts Do Not Speak for Themselves

Many Christians claim a form of factual neutrality where some subjects (e.g., science, medicine, technology, geography, politics, mathematics) can be taught without any regard to religious presuppositions since “facts speak for themselves.” This is most evident in education where a self-conscious sacred-secular divide is maintained and supported by Christians. Ninety percent of Christian parents s [...]

The Global Unification of Religion

Authors Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, say that the Obama administration’s use of the phrase “freedom of worship” instead of “freedom of religion” is indicative of the global unification of religion, and apocalypse. One might ask why they continue to write books and issue warnings. According to their eschatological beliefs, these things are inevitable and nothing rema [...]

Eating Bananas: Cannibalism?

If atheism is true, and we evolved from pond scum, then, we are nothing more that bags of meat and bones with electricity coursing through us. The new atheists want to claim that somehow they can maintain their naturalistic, materialistic, atheistic worldview and also give some sort of moral order to it; this is impossible. According to evolution, we are related to bananas, yet we eat them. From a [...]

Evolutionist Deniers, Bananas, and Zucchini

Michael Dowd, a minister and author of the book Thank God for Evolution!: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, writes the following in his recently published article “Thank God for the New Atheists”: “Let the story of evolution be told in ways that engender familial love and gratitude, that we are related to everything—not just monkeys, but jellyfish and [...]

Taxing and Regulating Us to Death

Isabel Paterson writes in her book The God of the Machine, “Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.” ((Isabel Paterson, “The Humanitarian with the Guillotine” in The God of the Machine (1943), 235.)) Thomas Sow [...]

The Defense Department is Not Supposed to "Turn the Other Cheek"

President Barack Obama has ventured into the realm of Biblical politics, while he encourages us to read our Bibles, he has expressed concern that biblical application to every area of life isn’t feasible or practical. As he sees it, the Defense Department couldn’t function because it would supposedly be in violation of the Sermon on the Mount. The Pharisee’s used this same techni [...]

Why Liberal Judges Rule the Way they Do

“[T]he English students at Harvard University once insisted on the Boston telephone book being placed on the reading list alongside the works of Shakespeare as . . . there is no greater merit in the one than the other. Good and evil are, therefore, totally relative to the society in which these values are held and the attempt by one society . . . to impose their values on others is ‘cultural imper [...]

The First Steps in Getting it all Back

An engaged electorate is a beautiful thing to behold. For a generation or two, hard working, industrious, and long-suffering Americans had neglected politics. After 1925, Evangelical Christians did not connect their religious beliefs with the social sphere. They did not have a biblical worldview of culture and politics. I don’t mean they didn’t vote. I suspect that they believed that if they did t [...]

Putting a Red-Letter Christian to the Test

Some years ago I was invited to speak to a political science class at Emory University located in Decatur, Georgia. The Christian Right was in the news at that time, and Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority was getting a lot of negative press. I was asked to shed some light on the controversy. The students were genuinely interested in the subject and asked some good questions. I remember one student in [...]

Frank Schaeffer: "Crazy for God" or Just Plain Crazy?

Frank Schaeffer, former evangelical and son of theologian Francis Schaeffer, has explored a wide spectrum of “christianity” in his lifetime. From his strong evangelical roots and active involvement in the “Religious Right” to more recently endorsing Barack Obama for President and writing for the Huffington Post. In his article, he proposes the eradication of fundamentalism, [...]

How Well Do You Read the Bible?

Many Christians today are frustrated in their Bible study because they don’t see the redemptive story of the Bible and how it fits together. In order to properly understand scripture, it is important to use correct interpretation. The Bible is a deep book and you have to understand all of its elements to comprehend it. [...]

Is Christianity Against the Environment?

In today’s episode, Gary talks about a proper Christian approach to the environment and conservation. Do Christians care about the world in which we live and should we strive to make sure we maintain and cultivate what God has provided for us? [...]

Adolf Hitler's DNA Made Him Do It

In today’s episode, Gary responds to an emailer on the topic of atheism and evolution and the relation to morality. Where does morality come from? Upon who’s authority is morality derived? Did morality always exist? [...]

Answering a Fool as His Folly Deserves

Yesterday I received an email from Mike. He asked a question about hell. Well, it wasn’t really a question. It was a statement disguised as a question. When I get emails like Mike’s, I am enjoined to follow the words of Proverbs 26:4–5: Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him. Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes. [...]