Like father, like son: The Costners on Christianity in public places

Like father, like son: The Costners on Christianity in public places

I recently had the joy of talking with Roy Costner (III and IV) — a father and son duo from Pickens County, South Carolina. Roy (the son) made national headlines four years ago when he recited “The Lord’s Prayer” (Matthew 6:9-13) in his Valedictorian speech at Liberty High School—after tearing up the speech that had […]

KY Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Christian Shop Owner

KY Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Christian Shop Owner

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled today that Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands on Originals, has the freedom to decline orders that force him to promote messages contrary to his faith. In 2012, the Kentucky shop owner was targeted by a city commission after turning down a job to print rainbow t-shirts for a local […]

Gary Miller, pastor and author of the newly released book, “Talk Less. Pray More Through the Prayers of Jesus.” more > By W. Scott Lamb – The Washington Times – Saturday, May 6, 2017 Gary Miller is no stranger to readers here at The Washington Times. He penned a great article on prayer that received a wide reading. The topic […]

Oregon official who shut down Christian bakery loses election

Oregon official who shut down Christian bakery loses election

Brad Avakian was responsible for slamming a $400,000 fine on a Portland bar owner who refused service to transgender customers, according to the Oregon Live. In his bid for Secretary of State, Avakian promised a push for “progressive values” like wage equality and reproductive freedoms. His conservative opponent promised to adhere to the position’s basic, […]

Missourians taking Jesus into the Public Square.

Missourians taking Jesus into the Public Square.

“God created all of reality. It all belongs to him. Government is one of only three institutions that he ordained, and there is no way that you can make me believe that God doesn’t intend for his children to be actively engaged in every facet of reality, no matter what it is, including engaging with […]

Pastor Doug Richey – ‘Make sacrifices for the greater good’

Pastor Doug Richey – ‘Make sacrifices for the greater good’

From metro Kansas City, he talks about being both a pastor and a public servant “We’re not soft-peddling this thing. This effort will be costly. It will involve sacrifice. And that’s part of what I’m also trying to communicate to my two daughters—one of which is about to graduate from high school and another who […]

World War I Changed America, 100 years ago today

World War I Changed America, 100 years ago today

“The Great War” began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, and England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America. One of the reasons for World War I was access to Middle East oil. In […]

Pastor Raymond Cruz Runs for Office and Wins

Pastor Raymond Cruz Runs for Office and Wins

Simi Valley, California, is most famous for being the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. If you’ve never seen the beauty of the area firsthand, just recall scenes from “Little House on the Prairie — as they filmed the show in the valley. I’m beginning a new series of interviews with Christians who have worked […]

When should the church make political statements?

When should the church make political statements?

As a pastor, I often struggle with knowing when and how to speak about politics. On one hand, the Christian worldview has ramifications for how we see everything in our lives, which certainly includes which approaches to governing people are the most just and helpful. Furthermore, Christian obedience requires that we stand up for truth, […]

American Renewal Project Wins Two ‘Pollie’ Awards for Its Evangelical Voter Turnout Effort

American Renewal Project Wins Two ‘Pollie’ Awards for Its Evangelical Voter Turnout Effort

On the heels of record turnout by Christian evangelical voters in the 2016 national election, the American Renewal Project has been awarded two 2017 “Pollie” awards by the American Association of Political Consultants, in a ceremony called the “Oscars of political advertising.”  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Renewal Project Wins Two ‘Pollie’ Awards for Its Evangelical Voter […]

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