Josh McDowell: Pornography threatening ‘downfall’ of church – by Anugrah Kumar

More shockingly, half of all Christian families report that pornography is a problem, and 30 per cent of pastors have viewed pornography in the last 30 days. The newly produced video on the website shows that pornography aggressively preys on and attacks its victims.

Archbishop of Canterbury: who’ll get the impossible job? – by Peter Stanford

So the bookies who are busy offering odds on the runners and riders in this unusual race…have nevertheless installed the 52-year-old Bishop of Coventry, Christopher Cocksworth, as favourite. Unknown on a national stage, his great advantage appears to be that, on the see‑saw principle, he is the favoured Evangelical candidate.

Marriage: A Blood Covenant With a Threefold Purpose (Part 3 of 3) – by Bob Vincent

…you know what your children know? They listen through the door. Did you know that? Your children eavesdrop on you. They hear your yammering away and fussing with each other. They hear you when you cuss each other behind the bedroom door. Yeah, they hear that stuff, and they chalk it up. They are just hypocrites. You are just hypocrites. Your children see your hypocrisy

The media’s religion deficit – by Cal Thomas

Evidence of big media’s bias against religion that doesn’t advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped, and misrepresented. Islam is a notable exception. The media appear to bend over backward not to offend Muslims.

Battle Over Free Church Of Scotland Property may turn over hymn singing

“The question is whether the present body claiming to be the Free Church of Scotland is identifiable with the Free Church of Scotland of 1843. There is a moderately strong argument that by their action the present body are no longer the same body they once were. There was a principle that underlay worship in the Scottish Church at the time of reformation, that it should be unaccompanied and using scriptural materials.”

Christian Freedom: Grasping the Motivation to Love – by David Jones

We should note the Scripture's use of the word “fear” in two distinct senses. There is the fear of terror and dread, and the fear of veneration and honor. The fear of terror makes us want to run away and hide; the fear of honor leads us to stand in awe and worship. The gospel removes the fear of terror as a source of motivation in the Christian life.

Reflections for Memorial Day – by Ray Nothstine

Take time to learn the sacrifice of those sailors and what they endured for our country. The book of Deuteronomy declares, “Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past.”

What Kind of Bigger Tent? – By D. Clair Davis

Do my tents have much to do with other peoples’ tents? Are they nervous about seeing what else there is in the Bible? Have they read those thousands of pages of N. T. Wright or are they just passing on blogs? (No, I haven’t done my reading either, but at least I don’t pretend I have.) Is there more in the Bible than in the old-time religion?

How the “Worship Wars” Often Miss the Real Issue – by Michael Horton

The most important divide is over this question: Do we come to church primarily to receive or primarily to do something? In other words, is God not only the object but the primary actor in the service, or are we?

Today Was Supposed to Be My Wedding Day – by M. Connor

In other words, I had come to love Jesus and make my decisions based on him; my fiancé had not. That discrepancy became poison in our relationship---barely noticeable at first but eventually corrupting nearly every aspect of our lives. As I grew closer to God, I grew further from wanting to marry someone who did not have a relationship with him.