Dr. Mark Creech writes on the duty of pastors to apply the Word of God to the culture. He says, "What seems glaringly scarce are genuine prophets. The prophets of old were God’s spokesman for their day. They interpreted the times according to the revelation of God. There is a sense in which every pastor must play the role of the prophet." He later writes, "Our hope, in large degree, is dependent on whether we have prophets of God willing to pay any price to deliver his message. But where are the prophets?"
When she lived the lesbian lifestyle, Rosaria Butterfield didn’t think she was all that bad. Sin just didn’t look like sin. But then, that’s the way it is with all of us. Then she repented, and her perspective concerning everything changed . . . radically. Kevin Swanson interviews Rosaria Butterfield on her new book, and on important issues such as repentance, identity, homophobia, community, and the power of grace.
In this article, David Fowler writes in support of Roy Moore's stand. He says, "Most states, under the direction of their attorney generals, have given up on state sovereignty and have basically advised their state officials to allow the Supreme Court to commandeer their state legislatures. Our Founding Fathers would have never imagined that state officials would be so quick to let the federal government tell them what to do."
Dr. Tom Ford writes in support of Chief Justice Moore's administrative order. He says, "Governors, attorneys general, judges at all levels and legislators face a moment of grave decision – a moment that will decide the future of this nation. Will we bow to the intimidating voices of the left and lay the time-tested principles of law and federalism on the altars of fear, confusion, or judicial supremacy? Or will we follow the line of duty before God and this nation, stand on the plain text of the law and say “enough” to those who seek to destroy the laws, the heart and the soul of this nation?"
Dave Gunn writes on Chief Justice Moore and the criticisms he has received for not following "the law." He says, "Actually, Judge Moore is following the law. He is following the law of Alabama and of the United States Constitution. He is resisting the federal tyranny of judges who illegally legislate from the bench, and interpret law, not as it is, but as they want it to be. We need more men and women like Judge Moore in all branches of government."
Bryan Fischer writes on Roy Moore's stand for Alabama's marriage amendment. He says, "The only one in this sorry mess so far who is actually upholding the Constitution is Justice Roy Moore. He is following the Constitution of the United States, which does not authorize the central government to meddle in marriage, and he is upholding the plain meaning of the Alabama state constitution, which it is his sworn duty to do."
Ken Ham writes on New York City's new anti-discrimination guidelines, under which a person could be fined for simply using the "wrong" pronoun. He says, "Scripture tells us that God created male and female (Genesis 1:27) and He has clearly laid out for us in His Word what it means to be male and female. We aren’t at liberty to change or redefine God’s good design based on our emotions or feelings."
The problem of pornography has metastasized in the modern world. The depersonalization, the intensive self-centeredness, and the easy access is unprecedented in human history. However, there is freedom to be found from the bondage of this blight. Kevin Swanson interviews Dr. Heath Lambert, author of a new book entitled "Finally Free," on a fresh approach to dealing with porn.
Calvin College wants to support "LGBTQ" students, but what does that mean? There are eight Christian colleges that attempt to service "LGBTQ" students with on-campus clubs. So, there is an orientation towards certain sins, but should Christian colleges be supportive of sinful identities? In this broadcast from Generations Radio, Kevin Swanson seeks to answer these questions.
Dr. Mark Creech writes on North Carolina's marriage opt-out bill. Despite being a supporter of the bill, he says, "I am concerned that achievements of this type are still but a position of retreat. Same-sex marriage was oppressively imposed by an immoral and unconstitutional court ruling." Creech goes on to say that America's primary need is public officials who will directly oppose the Obergefell ruling by treating it as unconstitutional.
A teacher in Katy, Texas was dismissed recently for refusing to go along with the transgender program for six year-old children. Kevin Swanson and Bill Jack converse on how Christians can function in an increasingly pagan, post-Christian world. Confusion reigns in the world out there, but 1 Corinthians 10:23-28 can be very helpful in working out a number of ethical conundrums.
Last week, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) filed a brief with the Alabama Supreme Court asking them to consider that children do best when raised with their father and mother, and that the acceptance of same-sex "marriage" deliberately deprives them of that vital need. The Montgomery Advertiser responded with an anonymous smear piece — accusing ACPeds of distorting data. ACPeds decided to respond.
President Obama has just become the first sitting President of the United States to appear on the cover of a homosexual publication. His photograph recently filled the cover of OUT magazine alongside the caption "Our President: Ally. Hero. Icon." Ken Ham weighs in on the issue, declaring that the only way to resist this culture shift is to stand solidly on God's Word and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. explains why Christians cannot join the sexual revolution. He says, "We do understand what is at stake in terms of the human judgment of history, but we are far more concerned about the divine verdict of eternity. We must speak the truth in love and seek to be good neighbors to all, but we cannot abandon the faith just because we are told that we are now on the wrong side of history."
Ryan T. Anderson points out the implications of Obergefell. He says, "With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court has brought the sexual revolution to its apex—a redefinition of our civilization’s primordial institution, cutting marriage’s link to procreation and declaring sex differences meaningless. The court has usurped the authority of the people, working through the democratic process, to define marriage."
Last week it was reported that two teachers in a Texas pre-school were fired for not going along with parents who said their daughter had somehow magically turned into a boy overnight. Walker Wildmon weighs in on the issue. "Anyone who views human sexuality through a biblical, scientific, and biological lens is marginalized and in this instance, actually fired," says Wildmon. "Where is the tolerance?"
How did we get to the point where we think marriage can exist between two people of the same sex? How did our view of marriage become so cheap? The truth is that we watered-down marriage long before we redefined it. In this article, we list five fundamental rejections of biblical marriage that helped make the Obergefell decision possible.
Jason L. Riley speaks out on the firing of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. He says, "Atlanta says it terminated its fire chief because he published a book without permission. The real reason is because of what’s in it." Riley later adds, "What earned the ire of Atlanta officials is that the 162-page tome includes a few passages criticizing homosexual conduct as 'perversion.'"
Should a transgender boy be allowed to access the girls’ showers and locker room? Well, that’s what authorities have decided regarding a high school district in Illinois. In this article, Ken Ham speaks out on the issue: "Scripture is clear that we are designed and created “male and female” (Genesis 1:27) in the image of God. We need to honor God’s design and not try to change what He has made distinct."
Denny Burk critiques some comments made by Alan Chambers on sin and homosexuality in a recent interview. Chambers is the former head of the now defunct Exodus International—an umbrella organization for a number of ministries that support reparative therapy. Since then, Chambers has embraced homosexuality with open arms. Burk points out that Chambers is antinomian in his approach to all sin—including homosexuality.
Ben Carson, as a corporate board member, supported aggressive "gay rights" policies at both Costco and Kellogg. Bryan Fischer explains why this should be a red flag for conservatives. He says, "The problem here is quite simple: laws that ban employment discrimination against homosexuals require employment discrimination against Christians."
In this article, Dr. Michael Brown points out how acceptance of homosexual "marriages" is paving the way for acceptance of incestuous "marriages." He says, "This is the inevitable downward slide that results when you separate marriage from procreation and from joining children to their mother and father."
On November 3, residents of the city of Houston will vote on Proposition 1, known as the “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance” (HERO), which prohibits discrimination based on any one of a whole list of reasons, two of them being “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Here are four major reasons why Houston residents should vote “No” on Proposition 1.
Russell Moore comments on Playboy's recent announcement that it will cease publishing pornography because it can't compete with the internet. Moore says that our response to the sexual revolution must be Jesus Christ. Moore then goes on to say that "The Sexual Revolution can not and will not ever keep its promises. Even its most thrilling pleasures eventually become old news, as the editors of Playboy now know."
Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon comments on an article written by Mark Yarhouse, who says churches should accept a person's preferred "gender." Gagnon argues that "The church’s complicity in sexual delusion benefits no one, least of all the offender." Gagnon concludes by saying, "I submit that the church still has a role to play in terms of being salt and light for the culture at large in matters of sexual ethics."