I remember one of the first youth retreats I attended as the featured speaker. The retreat center was located in Pennsylvania, and I lived in East Texas. Instead of flying, my wife and I drove the entire way. In the snow.… Click here to read more
My great-uncle was Cornelius van Til.
Uncle “Kees” (pronounced “Case”) was the Dutch-born Reformed Christian who originated presuppositional apologetics — the idea that what matters is whether your starting point is Christian belief. He taught it to evangelical thinker Francis Schaeffer when Schaeffer was his student at Westminster Seminary.… Click here to read more
President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it’s time to “acknowledge the obvious” as he ordered the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the president said during a speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.… Click here to read more
Relationships are hard and they are often messy. Many times, it’s easier to give up than to wrestle with and work through deep issues, but most people seem to know that a relationship with true commitment and substance will be able to make it past the honeymoon stage.… Click here to read more
In an act of violence captured on video, an angry woman is seen punching a pro-life student protester outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Roanoke, Virginia.
TheBlaze.com reports that 15-year-old Purity Thomas was protesting with other students from Students for Life of America outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Saturday when the assault occurred.… Click here to read more
Several justices expressed concerns about the integrity of civil rights and public accommodations laws, and the Court generally struggled with the proposition that Phillips has a speech interest in his custom cakes. But Justice Anthony Kennedy and the conservative justices expressed concern about government hostility to religious believers, signaling a potential victory for the baker.… Click here to read more
In a recent interview with World Religion News, Hillsong New York Pastor Carl Lentz spoke candidly on a number of issues, including those who criticize him for having tattoos. Referring to a passage in Leviticus 19:28, Lentz said it’s important to hold a balanced view of the Old Testament moral code, neither dismissing it out-of-hand, nor holding to every, single instruction.… Click here to read more
Procrastination: something we all struggle with, but how do we overcome it?
Procrastination. Yep. We’ve all been there. I’ve even planned on writing this for a while, but I just haven’t gotten around to it… 😉
I personally am not a procrastinator.… Click here to read more
First Lady Melania Trump is spearheading Christmas decorating efforts at the White House. The theme for this year is “Time-Honored Traditions,” and included in that is a beautiful nativity scene.
In a video the First Lady posted on Twitter, viewers can see the nativity scene, which shows Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus with a crown, as well as other stunning Christmas decorations.… Click here to read more
This morning started on shaky ground at the “Today” Show set, as news was announced that long-time anchor Matt Lauer had been terminated for complaints of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broke the news at the start of the show, visibly affected by the emotion of it all: “This is a sad morning at Today and at NBC News,” Guthrie said, “We just learned this moments ago just this morning.… Click here to read more
As you prepare for this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps the following trivia will be of interest around the dinner table:
• Domestic turkeys are slow-moving and unable to fly, but their wild relatives can run at up to twenty-five miles per hour and fly at speeds approaching fifty-five miles an hour.… Click here to read more
In the wake of this year’s outrageously contentious election season, Google trends recorded a spike in searches for “Friendsgiving.”
Instead of having to talk politics or religion with that opinionated parent, aunt or uncle over Thanksgiving dinner, many folks are rejecting family for friends on turkey day.… Click here to read more