Surprising Advice From Two Older Saints

I came across two pieces of advice this week from J.I. Packer and John Stott

“Packer also argues for the long view. We tend to be in a rush, but God isn’t in as much of a rush as we are. Learning to walk in God’s ways can take a lifetime. Packer also focuses on weakness. We tend to like strengths; God tends to use our weaknesses. When we embrace... Continue Reading

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey

On February 12, 1554, 18-year-old Lady Jane Grey was beheaded after a nine-day reign as Queen of England.

I pray you all, good Christian people, to bear me witness that I die a true Christian woman, and that I do look to be saved by no other mean, but only by the mercy of God, in the blood of his only Son Jesus Christ: and I confess, that when I did know the... Continue Reading

Christian Public Health Expert Fired for Belief Homosexuality Is Sin Settles Suit for Nearly $250K

"I am grateful this trial has finally ended," Walsh said in the statement

“Walsh, an accomplished public health expert, was invited to be the commencement speaker for Pasadena City College’s class of 2014. Some students, however, reportedly objected to his selection and highlighted videos of his sermons online and complained to the school about his religious views.”   Dr. Eric Walsh, a Christian public health expert and lay... Continue Reading

Who Is to Blame for the Greatest Myth in the History of Science and Religion? These Two Guys

In the mid-nineteenth century there was no separate profession of science

“That distinction falls to American scholars from the nineteenth century: (1) Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918), the founding president of Cornell University, and (2) John William Draper (1811-1882), professor of chemistry at the University of New York.”   Ronald Numbers grew up as the son of a fundamentalist Seventh-day Adventist minister, attending Adventist schools and being taught young-earth creationism... Continue Reading

Homeschool Family Sues NYC After Being Subjected to 60-Day Investigation

"Because social services is being told by the central office of homeschooling 'No, this child has not registered,' they then say this is educational neglect."

“Even though Acevedo sent a notice of intent to homeschool her son to the superintendent via certified mail, it was never registered in the central office, therefore, her son accrued unexcused absences. After so many weeks of absences, Acevedo’s son was referred to a truancy officer and social services for investigation.”   America’s premier homeschool... Continue Reading

How Faith-Based Ministry to the Homeless May Shape Carson’s HUD

Influential new data looks at the role of religion in rehabilitation

With Dr. Ben Carson’s confirmation nearly at hand, a more “holistic” approach to investing in human capital, as Dr. Carson put it, should be on the horizon—and it should lead to greater cooperative efforts between HUD and these faith-based programs.   A homeless man, woman, or child needs a bed, a roof, a meal—and typically... Continue Reading

National Prayer Breakfast & Noble Hypocrisy

Fake piety, to the extent present, at least acknowledges however self-servingly a larger transcendent moral and spiritual order beyond self-will.

Conservative commentator William Kristol tweeted: “I’ve never been a fan of the Prayer Breakfast, knowing perhaps too well the insincerity of the piety of some of the conspicuous prayers.” And he added: “Today’s farcical events would give the organizers a good reason to end it, with a statement encouraging real prayer rather than fake piety.”

8 Traits of a Faithful Minister

Important reminders of biblical traits for life and ministry.

Wisdom from the Heart: A Deep Knowledge of God’s Word, Being Taught by the Spirit of God. “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be... Continue Reading

Neil Gorsuch Belongs to a Notably Liberal Church — And Would be the First Protestant on the Court in Years

He belongs to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado

“The Episcopal Church has embraced more liberal positions on a variety of issues, including performing same-sex commitment ceremonies since the 1980s and eventually same-sex marriages. Many parishes have broken away, joining different Anglican denominations instead, over the issue of homosexuality.”   The day after Donald Trump was elected president, the Rev. Susan Springer wrote to... Continue Reading

Whistleblowers: Planned Parenthood Had Dead Baby Quotas

Former Planned Parenthood employees reveal they were incentivized to pressure women into getting abortions to meet monthly corporate quotas.

“If they’d say, ‘I’m not able to pay today,’ then we would say something like, ‘Well, if you can’t pay $10 today, how are you going to take care of a baby?'” Thayer said. “‘Have you priced diapers? Do you know how much it costs to buy a car seat? Where would you go for help? There’s no place in Storm Lake’ — or whatever town they were in — ‘where you can get help as a pregnant mom. So really, don’t you think your smartest choice is termination?’”