Tag: evangelicals

Holding to a Form of Godliness, but Denying Its Power

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will be present today in Rome for the celebratory mass to be held by the new pope, Francis I. They were chosen as part of the delegation because they are Catholic. Never mind that their beliefs are anything but Catholic. Both favor the pro-abortion stance and have come out in support of same-sex marriage. What I wouldn’t give to see the following scenario unfold: Biden and Pelosi, like too many of their fellow Catholics, are… Read more »

Misperceptions of Holiness

There’s a perception of some evangelicals, particularly in the media and on the “progressive” side of politics, that they are rigid, unfeeling, unthinking, mean-spirited joy-killers. Anyone who speaks out against licentious behavior and calls abortion and homosexuality sins are akin, in some minds, to those who championed the Inquisition during the Middle Ages or those Puritans who refused to celebrate Christmas [without, of course, studying to find out the reason they opposed the celebration—the way it was carried out in… Read more »

Young Evangelicals Succumbing to the Culture

When should we believe polls? Are they true indicators of trends? They do need to be studied carefully to ensure there is no slant that skews the results, but it’s not always easy to know when that’s the case. There’s a new poll out that I would prefer not to believe, yet I sense, from my own experience, that, sadly, it may be accurate. An organization called the Public Religion Research Institute has found that 44% of young evangelicals—those between… Read more »

The Media & Evangelical Presidential Candidates

I’ve mentioned double standards so often when it comes to media coverage that I’m afraid we can become numb to the ongoing hypocrisy. Yet I must point to another example today. Remember how outraged the media was when they discovered that candidate Barack Obama was a member of a church where the pastor, Jeremiah Wright, was an advocate of the terrorist organization Hamas and who infamously declared that America should be damned by God? You don’t recall that outrage? Well,… Read more »

In Support of Israel–Unlike Our President

If anyone still retained any doubt about where President Obama stands on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, that doubt should be gone now. In his speech yesterday, the president actually called for Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders. History reminder: in 1967, the nation of Israel fought the Six-Day War against its Arab “neighbors”—that term is more outlandish than descriptive. As a result of that war, this tiny country added more territory, which has caused great consternation in the Arab world… Read more »

The Huckabee Appeal

He came out of nowhere to end up in second place in the 2008 Republican primaries. No one thought he was a serious candidate; after all, how could anyone with a name like Huckabee be taken seriously? Yet, if not for a close loss in South Carolina, he might have been the nominee. Mike Huckabee certainly has executive experience, having served as governor of Arkansas for a decade. Of all the candidates running for president in 2008, Republican or Democrat,… Read more »

C. S. Lewis on "Hope"

Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not [as some modern people think] a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought… Read more »