Perspectives

  • Faith, hope, love

    When love overcomes fear

    Perhaps nothing paralyzes us more than the false charge that we are motivated by “hate.” We may picture someone clad in white sheets, silhouetted by burning crosses, or hailing Hitler. We say to ourselves, “That’s not me!” God is love…

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  • international adoption

    The Adoption Tax Credit and lessons learned

    If you think Christians should avoid politics, then it’s time to learn a lesson from the saga of the Adoption Tax Credit. On November 9th, the House and Senate agreed that the Adoption Tax Credit would not be changed in…

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  • The Navy Hymn

    The story behind the Navy Hymn

    It’s one of the most famous hymns in Christendom: “Eternal Father Strong to Save.” It’s often called “the Navy hymn” because it’s sung at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.  But how many of us know the story behind this…

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  • Russia, Facebook, and us | Why we are so vulnerable to fake news

    There’s a firestorm over the Russians using social media to manipulate American voters. But the real problem is that we’re so easily manipulated. “Tech Executives are Contrite About Election Meddling, but Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill.” That was the…

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  • Vineyard

    Another discovery of biblical proportions: Naboth’s Vineyard

    Sometimes I wish I’d become an archaeologist. Imagine discovering something like, oh, I don’t know, Naboth’s vineyard from 1 Kings. Well, the latest discovery is one of the coolest yet. It’s possible confirmation of one of the most memorable stories…

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  • Planned Parenthood vs. Little girls

    The worst form of discrimination against women in our time is one that is virtually ignored by feminists. The abortion industry has long billed itself as a champion of women’s rights. Almost thirty years ago, the head of the National…

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  • Searching for better church models for manhood and womanhood

    Searching for better church models for manhood and womanhood

    Today Brandan Robertson is a leading voice among LGBTQ-affirming Christians. But 10 years ago, he was a new believer from an alcoholic home, trying desperately to live up to his fundamentalist church’s ideal of manhood. And failing miserably. “According to…

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  • Who Do You Say that I Am? Idols vs. the real Jesus

    Who is Jesus? It’s a foundational question, and one many Christians struggle to answer. In Matthew 16, Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” “Some say John the Baptist,” they replied, “others say…

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  • Let’s talk about the talk

    There’s a battle raging right now over sex education, and our kids are in the line of fire. “Your teacher told you what?” These are the first words of too many parents when they discover what their teens and pre-teens are…

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  • Bible

    Where is Your Bible?

    The KGB finally got what it wanted—the separation of church and Bible in the West—with disastrous results. Two majors with the KGB stood over Gavin Ashenden, who was caught smuggling Bibles into the old Soviet Union during the eighties. Who were his…

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