The son-in-law of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, Udo Middleman, recently spoke about individualism as one cause in the economic crisis. Whether or not you agree, how you think about your debt-ridden neighbor reflects who you are. See Mike Wittmer’s interesting and probing entry.Continue Reading

There is no question that immigration issues and border policies are complex. From legal and political concerns to national security and economics, all of these variables need to be considered when sketching out a just and civil equation that adequately deals with immigration reform. But rather than pretend to tellContinue Reading

Whenever standing in the checkout line at my local grocery store, I marvel at the “literature” rack. You know what I’m talking about. Anything from the latest in fashion to what Madonna likes to eat to three-headed goats to planting a hardscape in the desert to improving your sex lifeContinue Reading

Os Guinness writes in Time for Truth: The discipline of living in truth is urgent today because modern life reduces community and accountability to its thinnest, thereby tempting us to live in a shadow world of anonymity and nonresponsibility where all cats are gray. In such a world, becoming peopleContinue Reading

Please take the time to read A NEW YEAR’S PRAYER FOR 2009 by Dr. Ben Witherington. “God have mercy on us as a nation and may the change we have heard so much about begin within us and be solely the work of your hand!!”Continue Reading

Don’t miss this fine, well-reasoned article entitled “Why Marriage is Inherently Heterosexual” by Patrick Lee, John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair in Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville and director of the Witherspoon Institute’s Program on Bioethics and Human Dignity. This is an intellectual force to be reckoned withContinue Reading

This brief (10-minute) video by Dr. Tony Campolo deserves your full attention (note I did not say “full agreement”). Before you watch, however, I’d like to set the stage with a few quotes from N.T. Wright’s book Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.Continue Reading

I just learned that Ted Haggard, former pastor of New Life Church in Colorado and past president of the National Association of Evangelicals, has returned from his “fall from grace.” What do you think? Should nationally recognized leaders who have been entrusted with so much power and persuasion be restored to leadership after habitual, deceptive, and sinful lifestyles? To learn more about this recent news read the ABC News exclusive or browse to Ted Haggard: Back in the Pulpit.

As I’ve done previously, I will repost my blog entry below
from my essay “On Haggard and Holiness” published on my web site. Church leadership…I pray you will take heed!

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