Category Archives: Evangelicals

Shame on you, Ann Coulter

I frequently agree with Ann Coulter’s political commentary, although more often than not I’m put off by her acerbic, often cruel, manner.  I don’t appreciate cruelty and personal attacks from the right any more than I do from the left. However, I’m … Continue reading

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Vision Problems: 6 causes of World Vision’s PR debacle

World Vision, the giant international Christian relief and development organization, made two announcements last week. I was shocked and disappointed by both. The nature of my alarm was somewhat different than what I’m reading among my friends who share my … Continue reading

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The Character of Charles Colson

As we remember Charles Colson on Wednesday at a National Cathedral service, I am reflecting on the great man and the honor I had to serve at his side for many years. Much is being written about our memories and … Continue reading

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A Colson Memory on a Sad Day for the Christian World

The passing of the man I consider the most influential evangelical of our generation, Chuck Colson, brought to mind a flood of memories from my days as his chief of staff and in other positions at Prison Fellowship Ministries from … Continue reading

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No rapture. Jesus isn’t surprised.

Jesus had an answer two millenia ago for those trying to predict the time of his coming: Matthew 24: 36-37 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only … Continue reading

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Al Mohler undresses Rob Bell and the theological liberalism of his new book “Love Wins”

In a strong article, Mohler dissects Rob Bell’s noxious attempt to rescue Christianity from the Bible. He writes: Bell’s argument is centered in his affirmation of God’s loving character, but he alienates love from justice and holiness. This is the traditional … Continue reading

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A helpful but incomplete book: my review of Mere Environmentalism, by Steven Hayward

My review of Mere Environmentalism, a small book by conservative writer and policy analyst Steven Hayward, is now appearing in Flourish magazine.  It is a helpful, but incomplete, view of Christians in environmental work, which presents the clear distinctions between … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A in damage control mode because gay people eat chicken, too

You have to look pretty hard to find a reason to criticize Chick-fil-A, the extraordinary Atlanta-based fast food chain, championed by cows and bolstered by the claim: “We didn’t invent chicken, just the chicken sandwich.” The only chain restaurant in … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen: “Scripture shows homosexuality is a sin”

Joel Osteen is making news for his interview with much-hyped Larry King replacement Piers Morgan. Osteen is not particularly good in an interview, particularly when the discussion delves into sensitive topics. He gets a little too soft and he looked … Continue reading

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Andy Miller, the happy Salvation Army warrior, dies at 87

Commissioner Andy Miller, a close friend of my wife Debbie’s and the entire Payton family, and beloved throughout The Salvation Army world, died this morning after a long decline, in suburban Atlanta.  A former U.S. National Commander of the Army, … Continue reading

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