Christianity, Artificial Intelligence & National Security

April 13, 2019

(The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission organized an “Evangelical Statement of Principles on Artificial Intelligence,” which I was honored to sign. My comments below were partly shared at a panel unveiling the…

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United Methodist Queer Clergy: Gospel Can Affirm Polyamory

April 12, 2019

In a wide-ranging interview covering the practices of “open relationships”, “non-monogamy”, and “alternative love”, United Methodist Pastor Austin Adkinson makes a case for Gospel affirmation of polyamorous relationships, arguing that traditionalists “don’t even know the range of things that they should be trying to prohibit.”

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Bashir Skips Town in Sudan, Will Islamist Regime Follow?

April 11, 2019

A popular uprising has forced Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from power following months of protests against the Islamist regime.

What About Sudan?

April 11, 2019

The Islamists have hijacked the revolution. BUT the real opposition, the marginalized people, say that they will keep going and that Auf Must Go!

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Gospel Coalition Examines Real Relationships in a Secular World

April 11, 2019

Speakers at a Gospel Coalition panel call out technology that facilitates a false sense of community, asserting that such connections have created a “loneliness epidemic.” Real relationships, in contrast, offer accountability and strengthen faith, not constant affirmation.

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Pete Buttigieg, Erick Erickson, and Trending #Episcopalians

April 10, 2019

Do Episcopalians have only a superficial understanding of Christianity? Resurgent blogger Erick Erickson suggested as much this week, commenting on Dark Horse Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg’s Meet the Press appearance, in which the Indiana mayor expressed frustration at Evangelical support for the President.

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Lacking Depth: Evangelicals, Politics, and Immigration

April 10, 2019

Evangelicals can emphasize what the Bible says about sojourners and aliens as basis for the church’s response for the current immigration issue. And surely, this is true, writes Daniel Strand, But it is not enough. When God is speaking in the scripture he is talking to Israel. America is neither Israel nor the church, so how do we relate Christian convictions into laws without expecting America to become the Kingdom of God?

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Walter Brueggemann’s Stale “Prophetic Imagination”

April 8, 2019

A prophet is not supposed to “itch the ears” of hearers because he has a word from the Lord, writes guest author Daniel Strand. It is a word that casts down their idols and calls into question their complacency. But one can only imagine a ballroom of progressive activists nodding their heads in agreement with all of Walter Brueggemann’s points.

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The Importance of Distinguishing between People and Their Behavior

April 5, 2019

A moment’s thought should tell anyone that people cannot be free from adverse judgment (discrimination) based on personal inclinations and behavior, yet that is exactly what is accomplished by sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) laws.

Ideology Matters: Tim Keller & Politics

April 4, 2019

Most of our political differences do not revolve around the specifics of policy positions but the deep and growing divisions around first principles, writes Daniel Strand. Political visions are not neutral. They communicate fundamental values and commitments, and Christians should be taught to evaluate these visions.

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Christian Anthropology vs Identity Politics

April 3, 2019

IRD President Mark Tooley shares his remarks delivered before the Institute on Religion and Democracy Board of Directors on April 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Sheet Lightning Over the Veldt: A Spoken Word Poem

April 1, 2019

I hope that you will use this powerful artistic form of advocacy yourself – whether to write a poem about persecuted Christians, or about the atrocious human rights abuses taking place in the Islamic Republic of Sudan or elsewhere.