Once again an atheist organization is attacking our national motto—this time suing to have it removed from our currency.
Did you know that John Winthrop, one of the Puritan fathers, believed that the Plymouth colony was established after the pattern of Israel in order to be “a New Israel?” Did you know that there was some discussion early on for Hebrew to be the official language of this new country? Did you know that there are Hebrew letters in the official seal of Yale University?
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—the nation’s largest Christian Hispanic organization—has issued the following statement in regard to the election of the new Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope:
The Bible is not only the world’s most widely distributed book (by the billions), it is also the world’s most widely banned book. That’s because it is not just an eclectic assortment of ancient religious traditions. Rather, it is the ultimate threat to the status quo of prideful, human kingdom-building, the ultimate collection of divinely inspired revolutionary writings.
There’s a natural evolution when it comes to innovation. The first prototypes of a product, media project or any creative endeavor are rarely perfect, and usually fatally flawed. But part of the development process is working through the bad stuff in order to get to what actually works.
Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi had a simple, but compelling way to stress the fundamentals of the game. He gathered his players, held up a football, and said, “Men, this is a football.” Similarly, Christian author and teacher R.C. Sproul Jr. told CBN News Anchor Lee Webb that he believes it’s time to return to the basics when it comes to economics.
You’ve surely heard the growing body of prophecies declaring the impending judgment of God on America. Indeed, The Harbinger—a book that many believe holds the secret to America’s not so pleasant future—has remained on the New York Times’ best-seller list for more than a year. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s prophetic message is resonating with believers and unbelievers alike—and for good reason.
I have been amazed at what people who love Jesus can write about other people who love Jesus online. I am referring to comments that believers leave on blogs and Facebook postings. Not long ago, I responded kindly to someone who attacked something I wrote. I think his first word regarding my blog was “NONSENSE!”
In the aftermath of recent tragic killings, such as those that have taken place in New Mexico, Connecticut and Colorado, our nation has focused on ways to curb gun violence.
Despite the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, many of us were too busy seeing patients to hear President Obama’s second inaugural address. It was less painful to read the transcript.
I guess we all develop weird habits over the years, some of which are completely oblivious to us until pointed out by another party.
As I prepare to spend a week teaching the book of Jeremiah to Chinese pastors in Hong Kong, I’ve been reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the church in America. Regrettably, the list of negatives is longer than the list of positives.