In the modern culture war surrounding homosexuality, evangelicals should adopt a more constructive and “grassroots” strategy as modeled by the pro-life movement.
We have the responsibility of looking beyond our stereotypes, editing them for accuracy, and even dismissing them altogether. Overall, stereotypes are problematic for sound thinking, and a wider perspective on the person in front of you.
Commentary on the Hobby Lobby case and its implications for religious liberty.
t is true, and important, to assert that the Bible itself holds to its own abiding reliability and authority, due to its divine inspiration (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21). But we live in a world of skepticism, and even antagonism, toward the Scriptures. In this arena of ideas, Christians need to be able to articulate the reasons why, with good reason, we hold to Scripture’s reliability and accuracy.
As Wilcox notes, suicide rates tend to increase as people disengage from “society’s core institutions” like marriage and religion. As Christians, we understand that reality, because we recognize that humanity was created to live in community and in relationship with God.
The SBC annual meeting is important for sustaining our Great Commission effort—important enough to merit reimagining and reinventing before we’re left grieving its demise.
If we include only the young, the hip, or the attractive in leading worship, or if we attract only young families with children in our promotions and programs, we may send a tacit, unwelcoming message to those outside the target zone.
We’ve turned from the one true God and turned to the gods of convenience and choice, and so we will sacrifice anything—even what is most precious—to appease our gods.