Category Archives: Current events

A Secularist Inquisition: Houston and Freedom of Religion

Does freedom of religion no longer apply in Houston? Is a secularist inquisition underway in America? Recently Pastor Steve Riggle of Grace Community Church was served a subpoena from Susman Godfrey, the lead counsel of the city of Houston. The … Continue reading

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The Ebola Crisis: A Case Study in Worldviews

Numerous articles have been sparked by Brian Palmer’s piece on the Christian medical “missionaries” and the Ebola crisis. They include the following at MereOrthodoxy, Ethic’s Daily, New York Times!, and BreakPoint. These have mostly focused on the motivations of Christian … Continue reading

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Post-Christian Tolerance Dismissed the Rape of 1,400 English Girls

When she was twelve years old, Lucy, a British school girl, was gang raped by nine men in their 20s. During the ordeal the men “stood over her, cheering and jeering, and blinding her with the flash of their cameras.” … Continue reading

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What Gaza Could Be But for Hamas

Exactly what is Hamas’ vision for Gaza? Is it the same as the vision of the Palestinian people who call Gaza home? Here’s an observation rarely noted in all the back-and-forth about the Hamas-Israel conflict: as (part of) the land … Continue reading

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ISRAEL and the Return of Anti-Semitism

The historic Jewish homeland has been variously called Canaan, Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Palestine. The Jews trace their history there to 2085 BC when Abraham followed “the Voice” into the promised land of Canaan. God promises that this would … Continue reading

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Hamas and Israel: Is There a Moral Equivalence?

In the modern world cultural relativism is the thriving standard. Cultural relativism holds that no nation better than any other. No culture is superior to any other. This leads to the concept of moral equivalency between competing systems, nations, and … Continue reading

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GAZA: What Does it All Mean?

As Gaza suffers, what are we to think about the conflict? One perspective comes from our friend, Randy, in his response to our recent post “Say No! to Injustice”: “Correct, I say NO to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and … Continue reading

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ISIS “deChristianizes” Mosul: Is the West Next?

Samer Kamil Yacub, age 70, was perhaps the last Christian to leave Mosul, Iraq, as reported by NBC News. Why does that matter so much? Because Iraq has had a continuous Christian presence since the Apostle Thomas brought the gospel … Continue reading

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Compassion AND Law at the Border?

Recently we published a post about the crisis on the Mexico/US border. Since then I came across a very helpful article by Erick Erickson, “Moral Clarity at the Border.” Erickson is an American political commentator and blogger. Christians tend to … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Francis Schaeffer on the 30th Anniversary of His Death

A friend of mine recently reminded me that Francis Schaeffer died 30 years ago this month. As one of many people who were powerfully influenced by this remarkable man, I want to give a brief tribute to Dr. Schaeffer. In … Continue reading

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