Category: Faith & Religion

Aslan Is On The Move

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Thanksgiving is past, and Advent is once again upon us. Yet, the daily headlines prove our world is a broken mess, one that we are apparently helpless to fix.

The conflict we face between our dreams and reality can cause a peculiar mix of emotions. Gratitude is mixed with grief. Anticipation gives way to antipathy. Fortitude is compromised by fear.

This tension is addressed in one of my favorite stories from C.S.Continue Reading

With Thanksgiving to Almighty God

On behalf of the Illinois Family Action — and my own family — I want to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to you all.

As we all prepare to gather together with relatives, friends and neighbors to thank God for His many blessings, we want to thank you so much for your prayers and support over the years.

Our national Thanksgiving holiday dates to 1789, when Congress unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming a National Day of Thanksgiving, “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God…”

It is good and right to pause from business as usual to give God honor, worship and our sincere gratitude for His many blessings in our lives and for His blessings of family, friends, and freedom.… Continue Reading

Conserving Thanksgiving

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

One of the principles of conservativism is conserving things. Conservatives are conservationists. Yes, we believe in clean air and clean water. Yes, we believe in hugging a tree once in a while or maybe even an owl or a whale. We manage our livestock and land well, not just out of prudency but because of principle. We know that one of God’s first charges to mankind was to be good stewards of God’s creation.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: How a Liberal Theologian Became a Christian…

Written by David E. Smith

…and Is Now Working to Transform the Lives of Offenders.

Our Thanksgiving week Spotlight features an interview Monte Larrick conducted with Dr. Eddie Kornegay at the 2021 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Texas. Dr. Kornegay describes his transformation from a highly educated, liberal and unbelieving theologian to a born-again follower of Jesus. You won’t want to miss his salvation story!

Dr. Kornegay is affiliated with Living Word Center in Forest Park, IL and is the director of R.I.S.E.Continue Reading

No, Romans 13 Does Not Say Americans Must Submit to Biden

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

On Sept. 30, Michael Kruger, writing for the Gospel Coalition, an organization that describes itself as “a fellowship … deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to… conform fully to the Scriptures,” wrote the following: “Submission is a Christian virtue… [Christian] citizens are called to submit to… government. And [faithful] men should be leading the way in doing so.”

And, thus, Dr. Kruger doubles down on a passage of Scripture that has become more ubiquitously quoted in our COVID-times than even John 3:16.… Continue Reading

Hating the Church is Now in Vogue, But the Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Over the past several months, while our nation burns and our emperor fiddles, there is one story that has escaped the media’s attention: America’s churches are literally being set on fire. At least 93, to be exact.

Consider this from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Between May of 2020 and August of 2021, churches in no less than 28 states have reported incidents involving “arson, statues beheaded, limbs cut, smashed, and painted, gravestones defaced with swastikas and anti-Catholic language and American flags next to them burned.”… Continue Reading

America Was Not Founded By Atheists And Deists

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Last week, I wrote an article about the recent research of George Barna, who has concluded that America’s religion is no longer one of orthodox belief but rather a new syncretistic faith that he called moralistic therapeutic deism – a nonjudgmental don’t-worry-be-happy “fake Christianity” where self-actualization and personal affirmation are now our highest goods. The result of my article? My critics came unglued.

“First and foremost, you need to get your facts straight,” said one.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Allan Carlson on Rebuilding a Pro-Family Civilization

Written by Benjamin Smith

America was founded on the principles of Holy Scripture. The Puritans and Pilgrims socially embodied these principles by espousing early, and largely universal, marriage; high fertility rates; complementary gender roles; family autonomy and family independence. Continuing an earlier conversation, Dr. Allan C. Carlson, founder of the World Congress of Families, joins Monte Larrick to explore the connection between strong, biblical families and healthy societies.

Monte and Allan discuss the obstacles to reconstructing a culture of marriage and pro-family civilization, as well as how to most effectively express and promote social conservatism.… Continue Reading

Exacerbating Racism in America

Written by Jerry Newcombe

While America has unquestionably had deep racial problems and an agonizing history of oppressing Black people through slavery, Jim Crow, and other outrages, it seems that there are some among us who do not ever want to see the problems solved—or to admit progress in any form. There are those who make enormous profits, both monetarily and socially, by perpetuating the friction caused by America’s racist past, in contrast to Martin Luther King Jr.Continue Reading

The Lord is Risen Indeed… (Luke 24:34)

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