The feminist complaint is that society has always favored men; that history is male; and that the moment has come for women to demand what they want. The sad, irony is that women are being shafted by the culture once again… and they’re cooperating in the crime. Pop culture continues its enduring tradition of encouraging … More Hollywood Hates Women
What’s the difference between holiness and relevance? For starters, holiness is what followers of Jesus used to value. Relevance is the priority that replaced it. Striving for holiness means the direction of my life is visibly different from most people because my purpose and objectives are godly and eternal. Reaching for relevance means I value the … More The Hole in our Holiness
Nobody prays for mass violence. Sane people recoil when innocents are slaughtered, and society denounces monsters who gleefully rob other human beings of their chance at life. But creation has a way of extracting good things from dark days. Forest fires actually strengthen the trees that survive. The same plate tectonics that unleash earthquakes also create … More Mass Shootings Mean Something
It could be just another crime scene. There’s a naked man, unconscious and bleeding, lying there alongside a mountain pass. Apparently, he was the victim of a robbery so there is no identification. In Christ’s haunting saga of the Good Samaritan, the mystery is not what happened, but what happens next. The most important clue, … More CSI: Naked and Afraid
“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” It was true in the second century when Tertullian first penned those words, and it’s been the experience of saints somewhere on the planet in every age since. In his profound spiritual reflection, Silence and Beauty, Makoto Fujimura reconsiders the awe and the agony of … More Show Me My Cross
Our beloved battle hymn foresees the Lord returning to trample “on the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.” Well if that’s a fair description of the end of time, then surely we have arrived. Those bitter grapes are everywhere, indeed, the world is a vineyard. Without a doubt, we are awaiting the last … More Don’t Get Mad, Get a Life
A pastor in Houston has imagined a novel new reason to support transsexual bathroom laws. “God is a transsexual,” he insists. But in fact, God is a spirit. That’s like calling a creature from a distant planet in deep space “international” because he isn’t from the USA. God is not between genders: He is beyond … More Is Your Bible Pink or Blue?