Nearly half of all Americans have a negative view of the news media. Only 44% say they can think of a news source that reports the news objectively, and 66% say news outlets do not do a good job of separating fact from opinion. Now we have a president who regularly calls mainstream news outlets…Read More
From the early 1960’s until now, American culture has undergone a transformation that has left it almost unrecognizable. This shift is not only apparent to all who take the time to observe it, but it also has significant implications for the future. There are four particular cultural changes that should concern every Christian familiar with…Read More
ADDRESSING THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR NATION
After listening to Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, I couldn’t help but to consider the spiritual state of our nation. The following is a warning – a warning over realities that are only seen with spiritual eyes (2 Cor. 4:16–18). First, I will share my burden for the nation and the condition of the…
DOES GOD SUPPORT OPEN BORDERS?
The controversy over how to secure our southern border has produced the longest government shutdown in America’s history. Much has been said about the morality of building a wall, its effectiveness, the cost, and whether President Trump is demanding a wall for political gain. However, as this debate rages, I can’t seem to escape this question: How much of the resistance to secure our borders is rooted in an ideological commitment to globalism?…
A LIGHT THAT TRANSFORMS
Christmas should not depress or exhaust us but should transform us! Each year, my highlight of this season is to reflect on Jesus, the light of the world entering human history as a baby to begin a global invasion of everything good (John 1:5–8). Through the purity, goodness, and love that emanated from Jesus resting…
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO EXPAND GOD’S KINGDOM
I have two ambitions in life: to warn the body of Christ about activities that are being embraced in our culture that are proven to provoke God’s judgment, and to see the body of Christ experience dramatically more fruit. Everything I do revolves around this two-fold mission . . . and I love it! …
SHOULD POLITICS MATTER TO CHRISTIANS?
Leadership matters to God! In the Bible, when God wanted to speak to a nation, to direct its course, to call it to repentance, or even to announce judgment upon it, who did He talk to? Who did He send the prophets to confront? That’s right — the kings. The leaders. And the way the leaders went, the people mostly followed, at least for a generation.
ARE YOU A PERSON OF CONVICTION?
Cultural influencers are people who are convinced. Martin Luther King Jr. was convinced that the challenges of African Americans could be changed through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, was convinced that the good news of Jesus Christ needed to get to the remotest parts of the earth. Alexander…
DOES GOD JUDGE NATIONS FOR SPECIFIC SINS?
God responds to a nation’s faithfulness to Him (Jer. 18:7–10). Unfortunately, this often necessitates judgment. Scripture is filled with examples of specific deeds that have invoked God’s judgment upon nations.
IN WHAT WAYS IS AMERICA HELPING TO DRAW PEOPLE BACK TO GOD?
If God’s purpose for nations is to draw people back to Himself, then it can be said that America exists to draw people back to the Lord (Acts 17:24–28). How then is America fulfilling its purpose?
DOES GOD CARE ABOUT NATIONS TODAY?
If the gospel is global in scope, transcending all national boundaries, then does God still care about nations today? Do nations play a role in God’s redemptive purposes?
LET’S GET LOW BEFORE THE LORD
In Isaiah we find God yearning for the ancient Israelites to come back to Him when He states, “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite” (Isaiah 57:15 NIV,…