It happened again. The senseless, evil school shooting that took 17 lives last month in Florida. Since the shocking shootout at Columbine High School’s massacre of 15 teens in Colorado almost 19 years ago, such slaughter has become an all-too-familiar scene in American schools.
Immediately, there was an outcry for stricter gun laws. No matter what side of the gun debate you are on, the underlying basis for these murderous massacres is clear: America has spawned a generation of youth who do not value life, including their own. Because they have no understanding of eternal consequences, as taught in the Bible, death is an innocuous exit from their perceived troubles. After all, if there is no God, no Heaven or Hell, what does it matter? Continue reading The Devaluation of Life & Desensitization of Death
“Please cancel Sound of Faith with their agency as soon as possible.”
It was quite a shock when we recently received this news that a major Christian network was canceling our radio program Sound of Faith on 19 stations they own, because they are against women preaching in the pulpit. This shock was punctuated by the remark “as soon as possible.” We had been on these stations for two years; some longer. Continue reading Women in the Pulpit
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). I have used this text as the launching point for several sermons. It goes right to the heart of what American Christians face in the present godless, anti-religious, especially anti-Christian, climate. It has motivated me to preach boldly the unimpeachable principles of the Bible that I was raised on; that have been the foundation of our nation, the most blessed and prosperous in history. But they are now being removed with increasing rapidity—What will I do? What will you do? What will we do? Continue reading Don’t Remove Ancient Landmarks!
For hundreds of years, Sundays belonged to the Lord, but for a while now they have been owned by the NFL. Thanksgiving has also become a NFL holiday. Many today have no idea of or inclination toward the spiritual significance of this religious holiday. It deserves a look back. Continue reading Who Do You Thank On Thanksgiving?
“To burn or not to burn?”
The question asked by countless Americans over the past hundred years, addressed by State legislatures enacting laws to protect the flag from desecration such as burning, the U.S. Congress who approved the Federal Flag Desecration Law in 1968 to protect it from this and other acts of contempt, and ultimately answered by the Supreme Court of the United States in June 1990. Continue reading America the Bannerful