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 […]

A rabbi’s warning to U.S. Christians

A rabbi’s warning to U.S. Christians

Does anyone seriously think America is more seriously jeopardized by Christian conservatives than by Islamic zealots? I fear that many Americans believe just that in the same way that many pre-World War II Westerners considered Churchill a bigger threat than Hitler. RABBI DANIEL LAPIN I am certainly not a Churchill. I am not even a […]

WA State Supreme Court Rules Against Grandma in Gay Wedding Debacle

WA State Supreme Court Rules Against Grandma in Gay Wedding Debacle

“It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will,” Waggoner said. “Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees.” The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against florist and grandmother Baronelle Stutzman in […]

How Trump Can Act Now to Protect Religious Liberty

How Trump Can Act Now to Protect Religious Liberty

In a press conference last Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about a draft executive order on religious freedom and the president’s thoughts on the topic more generally. His response was excellent. After the Obama administration tried for years to reduce religious freedom to “freedom of worship,” Spicer’s robust defense of free […]