Can you legislate morality or ethics? “You can’t legislate morality,” the old saying goes, a statement that purports to be common sense, until you begin to realize you can’t not legislate morality. All legislation is passed within a moral framework of ethical ideals and moral considerations. Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics...
Author: Trevin Wax
Several years ago, I quipped before an audience, “Election years make people crazy.” And that was before I had any idea what was coming in 2016. For families with children, this election year brings unique challenges, since the campaign this year feels often like a reality show that breaks only for the Olympics. How do we talk to our children about what they are seeing all...
Author: Russell Moore
RU-486 has once again burst upon the American moral consciousness. The FDA has relaxed its rules and given women more opportunities to abort their babies by simply swallowing a small little pill. Once upon a time it took the approval of two doctors to prescribe the pill and allow the mother seven weeks to slough off the unborn child. Now the process requires only one doctor...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
There are two conditions of the heart no one can hide: one is when the heart is filled with love and the other when we are infected with bitterness. Either condition can take over our thoughts and both can filter our entire view of life. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must make our highest quest to possess hearts full of God’s love. Indeed, how successful we are at revealing...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Five principles should be considered when approaching the topic of Christianity and politics: blood is thicker than water, our Kingdom is spiritual, don't pass judgment on disputable matters, if you don't vote, don't complain and respect those in authority.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: John 6:14-15, Revelation 11:15, Philippians 3:20-21, Numbers 14:26-28, Galatians 3:26-28
God takes human life very seriously. God is much better than an earthly father. He is rich in mercy. The key is: You have a Father in heaven. He loved you and sent his Son to die for you. He is all-powerful and all-wise, and is more ready to help you when you call than the best earthly father in the world. I plead with you. Don?t choose between rescuing people from suffering...
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-14, Matthew 8:12, John 1:12, John 3:17, Mark 10:45
We don't have to be confused about signs of the times. The prophet Daniel outlines the kingdoms of the world in his vision of the multi-metallic man and the seventy "sevens" prophecy. Christ teaches that all human governments stand on delicate foundations. Holy living is the best preparation for Christ's return.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Matthew 24, Matthew 21:42-44, Daniel 2:31-45, Daniel 9, Revelation 19
Topic: End Times
Why do we need to let our voice be heard in government? To keep silent is to willfully relinquish treasured moral and religious freedoms. This is what author Trevin Wax has to say: "Religious liberty, America’s “first freedom,” has fallen on hard times lately. A few years ago, a survey showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans believed the First Amendment’s...
Author: Trevin Wax
The April issue of Vogue magazine featured an article on a mother’s response to a pediatrician telling her that her seven-year-old daughter, Bea, was obese. Dara-Lynn Weiss embarked on a year-long battle to get her child to lose weight. This mother’s weight obsession and stringent methods have caused a firestorm to erupt among readers. The Internet is alive with harsh...
Author: Kimberly Dennis
I ask this question because some Bible-believing Christians feel that prayer for peace in these "last days" would be contrary to God's will, since Jesus said, "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet" (Mark 13:7). If war "must take place," how can you pray for peace without opposing God? Our prayers should be...
Author: John Piper
Topic: Bible Prophecy