As a university president (i.e. an educator) I believe it is my obligation to educate. The historic role of the college president is to teach not only his students but also his community what it means to be a thoughtful and engaged life long learner. My view is that it would be antithetical to my call as a Christian scholar and community leader to remain silent in the face of the most critical issues of our time (i.e. the definition of human life, the definition of the human being, the sanctity of marriage, the dignity of women, etc). Orange...Read More
Pastors and Spouses only: Register now to attend this complimentary event to be held in St. Louis, MO on March 22 and 23, 2018 Dr. Fred Lowery describes what it is like to attend an American Renewal Project event, and why you should consider attending. Pastor, you and your spouse are cordially invited to attend an American Renewal Project event. The next Great Awakening hinges on the prayers of God’s people. Register now to attend St. Louis, MO on March 22 and 23, 2018 Someone’s values are going to reign supreme. Pastors are those who believe that Religious Liberty is...Read More
The Babylonian Garment Joshua 7:20-21, “And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.” “What Achan took is also instructive. He stole two kinds of things. First, he took two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight. We can understand easily why he took something that had monetary value. But he also took a ‘goodly Babylonish garment’ or a beautiful robe from Babylonia. Why did he bother with this? The Hebrew literally calls it ‘a mantle of Shinar.” Because Shinar is Babylonia, the Authorized Version translates it ‘Bablylonish garment.” Babylon was one of the greatest cities of the world — the cultural center of Mesopotamia. It stood for success and power. Anything from Babylon was chic. Even in Assyrian times, Babylon was a great place. As far as military might was concerned, Babylon was strong in Hammurabi’s time and again in Neo-Babylonian times, but it kept its cultural prestige even throughout its periods of military weakness. In 606...Read More
“The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, the manufacture of a saint is the task of a lifetime.”* As the American Renewal Project begins its mission of marshaling spiritual men and women to the public square, the goal is to restore the Founders’ vision of a Biblically-based culture. We’re looking for a few good men and women, “True prophetic leaders [who] evidence a close relationship to God and a thorough knowledge of His word, whereby he or she understands [the full nature] of God.”** It’s out of that understanding that a person can speak for God...Read More
Brian Jump, pastor of First Baptist Church in Clever, Missouri (near Springfield) recently told me about a young deacon at his church who ended up winning a seat on the local school board. Why? It started when his daughter was introduced to a book in her school library — the kind of book that doesn’t belong in a school library. The man was pretty upset, but he did the right thing — he went and talked directly with some of the school administration. He told them he wasn’t a crazy, book burning kind of person, but he wondered if...Read More
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