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Racism, Police Authority, and the Misinterpretation of the Bible

Ferguson, Missouri. Baltimore. Minneapolis. Baton Rouge. Dallas. Black Lives Matter. America is caught in the middle of racial conflict, as tensions between law enforcement and African American communities have erupted in violence. However, the problem has deep roots in history. An understanding of these roots will go a long way towards healing and reconciliation. Some of […]

What Was the Sin of Sodom?… (Taking A Closer Look)

To bake the cake, or not bake the wedding cake? Nothing gets a group of Christians animated like the topic of same-sex marriage. Go ahead. Try it. The next time you are in a Bible study, or share a meal with believers, just mention “same-sex marriage.” I guarantee you that for the next twenty minutes, […]

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman, Christian Rock, and Evangelical Identity

Larry Norman: the undisputed father of contemporary Christian music. Decades before Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Downhere, and Hillsong, a guitar player with long, blonde hair was singing about Jesus on a major secular music label. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney told Larry Norman, “You could be famous if you’d just drop the God stuff.” I […]

“Chrislam,” Rick Warren, and the Internet Lie That Never Dies

Christians are called to be people of the truth (John 17:17). Sadly, some Christians have a persistent habit of misrepresenting the truth, by the way they (mis)use the Internet. Take the example of pastor Rick Warren and the supposed “Chrislam” controversy. Rick Warren is the pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California. For years, Rick […]

2017 Year in Review

As 2017 comes to a close, I thought it would helpful to highlight some of year’s most profound stories, as they impact the Christian faith. The message of the Gospel does not change, but events in the church and surrounding culture have a major impact in how that message is received, both among believers and […]