Before you look outside, look inside. On both sides we need to deal with our sin. We need to call racism what it is: sin. We need to call unforgiveness what it is: sin. We need to call pride and hatred what it is: sin. There’s only one solution.
The country’s best-known Christian for-profit college, Grand Canyon University (GCU), has announced that it will open an independent, non-denominational, for-profit theological seminary this fall. The announcement came just before the Department of Education reported last month that the number of for-profit colleges fell 5 percent and enrollment dropped about 10 percent in just a year.
The message coming from America’s rising generation is ominous, and it carries ramifications after the November election. No matter who wins, they don’t think the next president will address their concerns or even have an impact on their lives. They have grim expectations for their government and have stopped looking to Washington for solutions. Why? Because they see it as too gridlocked — and its leaders too corrupted.
A new documentary by Deidox Films tells the true story of church communities rising to protect the poor from predatory loans. The Ordinance documents an unprecedented battle in Texas towns to protect their citizens from predatory lenders. In a time when political disillusionment is growing, this story serves as an important example of how the best, and worst, of our political system can unite a community.
With more than 70,000 Amish people in Pennsylvania, and about half that number in Lancaster County, a horse and buggy trotting slowly down the side of the road hardly warrants a second look. But a horse and buggy with an “I voted” sticker on the back raises eyebrows. Especially if the image is on a billboard paid for by Amish PAC, a political action committee intent on electing Donald Trump to the White House.
Faith leaders are calling on the California Assembly to abandon a bill that would force Christian colleges to give up their religious convictions or lose state funding. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, released a multi-faith statement opposing California's assault on religious liberty in higher education.
It is more than 130 years since Nietzsche declared that “God is dead”, and forecasts of the demise of organised religion in the UK and elsewhere have been a regular fixture ever since. But new figures from Britain’s longest-running and most important barometer of general public opinion suggest that reports of the imminent death of Christianity at least may have been greatly exaggerated.
This group of refugees are doing something unlike the rest of the civilized world. They are competing for something far more valuable than a medal: they are fighting for their very dignity, in a time when dignity has gone by the wayside.
With today’s ever-changing political environment, it is very easy to complain and not pray for our leaders. And, yes, many are deserving, sadly, of the comments they receive. Yet, the Bible tells us to pray for our leaders:
Over the past few days, Trump has exposed the wet noodle Republicans as suckers, or worse. Trump has shown that he is not a normal candidate. He is a political rampage charging ever more wildly out of control. And no, he cannot be changed.Republicans are not going to be able to help the 70-year-old man-child grow up over the next few months. Nor are they going to be able to get him to withdraw from the race. But they can at least get out of the enabling business.