Perspectives

  • Maundy Thursday

    Maundy Thursday and the marriage battle

    We often hear that if we stand for truth, we’ll alienate people from the Gospel. Well, today reminds us we need not choose between truth and love. “You’re on the wrong side of history.” “Not fully affirming LGBT rights is…

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  • Marriage and nominal Christianity

    In Ezekiel 5, the prophet laments that not only had Jerusalem become wicked and idolatrous—she had become an embarrassment to even her pagan, Baal-worshiping neighbors. Well, professing Christians today may find themselves in a similarly embarrassing spot. When it comes…

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  • faith

    Evangelicals and politics | What is an evangelical?

    The media is all over the “evangelical” vote this election season. But do they even know what an evangelical is? Forty years ago, Time magazine declared 1976 to be “The Year of the Evangelical.” The occasion was the candidacy of…

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  • Holocaust Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe

    Call it genocide — finally

    There’s no question Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East. But is it genocide? Congress finally says yes. In the mid-1940s, Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish lawyer born and raised in Poland, coined a name for what prior to the…

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  • evil

    Passive acceptance of evil is not a Christian family value

    There is an epic war of the ages between darkness and light raging all around us, yet most Christians are content to have a picnic next to the battlefield. When I first learned about the surreal scene of hundreds of…

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  • ISIS actions are genocide

    What naming ISIS’ actions ‘genocide’ would mean to Christians

    Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky famously said that President Ronald Reagan’s 1983 “Evil Empire” speech was a turning point for him and other prisoners in the Soviet gulag. “For us, that was the moment that really marked the end for…

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  • Prayer

    PRAY LOVE HEAL | A global community of love

    The late author Brennan Manning shared that “prayer is first and foremost an act of love.” Learn about an effort to love some of the least of these — the sexually broken. Regular readers already know about my strong affection…

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  • selfie

    The dangerous side of selfies

    We tend of think of “selfies” as overdone, or ego trips, but for the most part, harmless.  I’ve traveled all over the world, and you’ll see people taking selfies in the African plains, throughout Asia, and the most remote parts…

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  • Many Beautiful Things

    Many beautiful things | The gift of sight

    Suppose you were given the choice between using your God-given gifts in a way that would make you famous, or in a way that would guarantee a life lived in obscurity. That’s the choice one Victorian-era artist had to make.…

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  • fetus

    Abortion showdown in Texas

    The battle over abortion has returned to the Supreme Court, and there’s one thing we should all be doing right now: Praying! In 1973, Roe v Wade paved the way for more than 50 million legal abortions. But do you…

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