But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:35

What does Trump believe anyway?

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D. C. Innes has a short piece on Donald Trump’s religious beliefs. Here’s the long and short of it. Even though Trump claims to be Presbyterian, he seems only to be a nominal Presbyterian at best. Innes writes:

So Donald Trump, the early Republican frontrunner for 2016, has come under scrutiny for his own religious beliefs. If he were

Zondervan Academic interviewed its authors about their favorite ice cream. This is unvarnished frivolity–which is good for Bible nerds every once and a while. So Tom Schreiner, Owen Strachan, Mike Horton, Bill Mounce, and many others chime in. (HT: Mike Bird)

Authors: Denny Burk

Monday, 24 August 2015 04:00

No Grave Could Keep – by Kenwood Music

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The worship team from Kenwood Baptist Church—where I serve as one of the pastors—has just released a recording of some of the songs we sing in worship. I love this music, and I love these songs. My fellow elder Matt Damico is the leader of this group, and I am so very grateful for him, his team, and how they lead us in song every week.

Sunday, 23 August 2015 20:59

Why I went to Planned Parenthood on Saturday Featured

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Yesterday, I took part in a nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood. At over 300 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country, people turned out by the thousands to protest the nation’s leading abortion provider. Planned Parenthood performs over 300,000 abortions every year, and we now know that they are also selling the body parts of

1 My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;2 That you may observe discretion, And your lips may reserve knowledge.3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, And smoother than oil is her speech;4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.5 Her feet go down to death, Her steps lay hold of

Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:00

Should Christians lionize Stephen Colbert? Featured

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Robbie George issues a pointed admonition about Stephen Colbert:

For Christians—Catholics in particular—to lionize this guy is a huge mistake. It’s on a par with lionizing Wendell Berry, something many Christians—especially Evangelicals—did. I understand the temptation to “claim” as one of our own an icon

The video above is beyond horrific. In it, Holly O’Donnell gives a first person account of a little boy who survived a Planned Parenthood abortion with heart still beating. Instead of trying to save the boy’s life, O’Donnell and another worker cut his face open, removed his brain, and sold it for research.

No matter your views on

A recent Fox News Poll says that Donald Trump is leading the field of GOP candidates among evangelical voters. Fox News reports:

The top favorites among the white evangelical Christians are Trump (27 percent), Carson (14 percent), Cruz (12 percent), Bush (10 percent) and Huckabee (9 percent).

At 27 percent, Trump nearly doubles his closest rival,

Friday, 14 August 2015 10:03

Reaping the whirlwind of sexual idolatry Featured

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Yesterday I read an article in Vanity Fair about how social media has transformed the hook-up culture of millennials. The article is titled “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse.'” It is so sexually provocative that I am not going to post a link to it. While Jesse Singal has questioned Vanity Fair‘s reporting and

Thursday, 13 August 2015 11:39

Two big stories on same-sex marriage and religious liberty Featured

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If you haven’t listened to Albert Mohler’s “The Briefing” podcast today, you need to. He covers two stories that need to be front-and-center for every person who cares about marriage and religious freedom. You can download the audio here or listen below.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:44

The sixth video and the need for visionary prolife leadership Featured

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I have said many times that I am a single-issue voter. I do not believe that being right on any single issue qualifies a candidate for office. But I do believe that being wrong on certain issues can disqualify a candidate. And for me, abortion is one of those issues. If a candidate supports abortion rights, then he is disqualified from my vote as

Monday, 10 August 2015 21:03

Try not to think about the baby Featured

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Ruben Navarrete has written a riveting piece for The Daily Beast titled, “I Don’t Know If I’m Pro-Choice After Planned Parenthood Videos.” Navarrete says that he has been pro-choice since his college days 30 years ago. In a rather frank admission, he describes how he came to his position:

I still consider myself pro-choice,

Friday, 07 August 2015 10:34

Target to move away from gender-based signs

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Here's the lede from a report on CNN.com that a reader just sent me:

Attention Target shoppers: Say goodbye to “girls' building sets” and “boys' bedding.”

The big box retailer announced Friday that it will start phasing out gender-based signage in some departments. The shift comes in response to customer

Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:59

Ross Douthat shreds the totems of sexual liberation

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I’m convinced that The New York Times didn’t know what they were getting into when they brought Ross Douthat on as a columnist. He writes in a way that is deeply subversive to the values of sexual liberation. And you have to wonder if it troubles the editors to be standing so close to the woodchipper when Douthat shreds the totems of

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 03:58

Robbie George on Democrats and Planned Parenthood

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After the Senate failed to defund Planned Parenthood, Robbie George explained why he had to leave the Democratic Party:

Even after pro-abortion forces gained the upper hand in the Party in the 1970s (causing me and countless others to bolt) there remained a substantial and, for a while, far from powerless “Democrats for Life”

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 07:25

The fifth undercover video of Planned Parenthood Featured

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It is hard to imagine that these undercover videos could get any worse, but they do. Each one is worse than the one before, and this fifth video is no exception. You will again see Planned Parenthood officials haggling over baby parts, admitting that they alter abortion procedures to preserve parts (which is illegal), and bragging about how much

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