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
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
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
The Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Wednesday closed a legal loophole that has historically allowed perpetrators of rape to escape punishment.
While the age of consent in India is 18, there was a clause in India’s rape laws that lowered the age of consent to 15 if the girl was married.… Click here to read more
Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services? That’s the question the Supreme Court is taking on, in a new case it accepted on Monday.
New Zealand’s parliament has removed a reference to Jesus in a prayer that is said before parliamentary meetings.
According to The Christian Post, the original version of the prayer read, “Almighty God, humbly acknowledging our New Zealand Revises Parliamentary Prayer to Exclude Jesus’ Nameneed for Thy guidance in all things, and laying aside all private and personal interests, we beseech Thee to grant that we may conduct the affairs of this House and of our country to the glory of Thy holy name, the maintenance of true religion and justice, the honor of the Queen, and the public welfare, peace, and tranquility of New Zealand, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The new version removes Jesus’ name, as well the reference to the Queen of England.… Click here to read more
Asuza Pacific University, one of California’s largest Christian universities, is being pressured to end its policies regarding homosexuality.
The conflict began when an employee at the University, Mahesh Pradhan, alleged that the university had demoted him based on his sexual orientation.… Click here to read more
Less than one week after suspected mass shooter Devin Kelley gunned down at least 26 people at a church in Texas, one man showed how the American people come together when tragedy strikes.