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Abortion Changes Signal New Direction for United Methodists

May 25, 2016

The second-largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. has taken firm steps towards steering the 12.1 million-member denomination away from the path that it’s mainline Protestant peers have taken.

John Inazu

Assessing Christian Engagement in an Increasingly Hostile Society

May 6, 2016

“It’s not just about sex anymore. It’s a controversy about transcendence, individualism, autonomy, and technology” … To be more successful, religious liberty efforts need to be made with many groups, with sensitivity to their outlook.


Bill Hybels on “Hope for the LGBT”

May 4, 2016

Willow Creek Community Church Senior Pastor Bill Hybels switched gears from the classic sermon format to a 45 minute Q&A with congregants. Of course, homosexuality came up.

Christian Educational Integration

Christian Educational Institutions’ Looming Choice between God and the State – Part 2

April 28, 2016

Christian educational institutions are services to God. They must conduct themselves according to Christian standards … They cease to be Christian if they compromise with sin, because they are to maintain separation from sin (2 Cor. 16:17). If a Christian ministry is required to sin, it should move or close its doors, as it cannot serve God in a compromised condition.

Val Rosenquist

Complaints Filed Against Charlotte Methodist Pastor for Conducting Same-Sex Marriage

April 27, 2016

“They have demonstrated a profound lack of personal integrity, by breaking their own word, and an extreme disrespect for the majority of United Methodists, who do not agree with their actions,” says UMAction Director John Lomperis.

The main entrance to Colorado Christian University is pictured on Thursday, July 24, 2008.  A federal appeals court ruled late Wednesday that Colorado Christian University can participate in a state aid program. It is the latest in a string of legal decisions nationwide from courts that are increasingly sympathetic to religious schools arguing they're entitled to public dollars. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Christian Educational Institutions’ Looming Choice between God and the State – Part 1

April 23, 2016

No longer is it a question of whether society may make sexual transgression criminal, but whether citizens of free societies may decline to contribute to such behavior, or enforce traditional sexual standards in private organizations.


Marriage: Died of a Theory?

March 31, 2016

Terming our cause “traditional” or “natural” marriage surrenders the point: Marriage is what marriage has always been. Anything else is faux marriage.

Religious Liberty Veto

IRD: Georgia Governor’s Religious Liberty Veto Exemplifies Christian Failure

March 29, 2016

“Governor Deal should be ashamed of himself for sacrificing the protection of pastors and faith-based organizations for the sake of approval,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari. “This isn’t compassion. It’s cowardice.”

Creation Ordinance of Marriage

How Should Christians Respond to the Sexual Reality Imposed by the Supreme Court?

March 29, 2016

Although the case for gender ideology and same-sex marriage stems from a secularist denial of human nature, common sense supports both Biblical revelation and the traditional morality of chastity and opposite sex marriage.

Gender Ideology

Gender Ideology as a Consequence of Secularism

March 28, 2016

The Christian worldview has its adversary in secularism, and the sexual consequences of that worldview has both severe legal implications and requires a difficult response for anyone being faithful to Christ.

Georgia State Capitol

Georgia’s Religious Freedom Bills: Christian Duty and American Ideals

March 12, 2016

The attack on religious freedom by professing Christians demonstrates their fundamental departure from both Biblical Christianity and American ideals.

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Irrationality in What Matters Most

March 5, 2016

The rationalist doctrine of moral autonomy, which at least presents itself as protecting human dignity and a rational encounter between human beings, ends in destroying both.