Category Archives: Current Affairs

Advice from President Obama

*Posted by Joe Wooddell On October 17, 2013, President Obama advised the following: And now that the government is reopened, and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and thats … Continue reading

Historic Pro-Life Bill to Come Before Texas Legislature

*Winston Hottman In a special session called by Governor Rick Perry, the Texas legislature will be voting this week on House Bill 2, an historic piece of legislation that should drastically reduce the number of abortions in the state. Texas Right to Life has provided a list of things you can do to participate in the efforts to get the bill passed: 1. Pray and intercedefor wisdom, courage, and strength … Continue reading

Homosexuality and Heterosexual Sin

*Posted by Winston Hottman Jerry Walls, Professor in Philosophy at Houston Baptist University, explains what is necessary for Christians to challenge homosexual behavior with integrity: So here is the main point at which I am driving. Christians have no chance whatever of challenging homosexual behavior with integrity unless they start with the sexual sins of heterosexuals. We cannot take a morally credible stand against the sexual sins of the small … Continue reading

The Future of Religious Liberty

*The following is a post by Ben Domenech, editor of Houston Baptist Universitys The City journal. The piece originally appeared in Domenechs daily email newsletterThe Transom. You can subscribe here. This week should bring two significant Supreme Court decisions on the matter of same sex marriage, in the cases of Hollingsworth v. Perry (the California Proposition 8 case) and the United States v. Windsor (the DOMA issue). Personally, I think … Continue reading

Abortion on Trial

*Posted by Winston Hottman At First Thoughts, Robert George argues that Kermit Gosnell isnt the only one on trial in his prosecution. The ultimate defendent is the abortion license in America. The Gosnell episode highlights the irrationality of the regime of law put into place by the Supreme Court in 1973 and fiercely protected by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the polticians they and other pro-choice advocacy groups help send to … Continue reading

Serving the Persecuted Church

*Posted by Winston Hottman In recent months, attention has been drawn to the plight of persecuted Christians in North Korea. According to one estimate, 70,000 of the 200,000 prisoners in North Korea are Christians, and stories of imprisonment, torture, and death continue to emerge from the country which is one of the most hostile to religious freedom in the world. And, of course, North Korea is not unique. Throughout the … Continue reading

Kermit Gosnell and the Culture of Death

*Posted by Brandon Smith. This post originally appeared at Project TGM. The picture to the left is my daughter, Harper Grace Smith, on March 29, 2013. In this photo and subsequent photos and videos, we were shown her developed vital organs, her strong heartbeat, and her incessant kicking and squirming. According to U.S. law, we could decide to stop these things from ever happening again. If we didnt want her, … Continue reading

Media Bias & Public Dialogue

*Posted by Winston Hottman In his latest NY Times column, Ross Douthat has some great thoughts on the mainstream presss power over public dialogue: The trouble is that when you set out to lead a conversation, you often end up deciding where it goes, which side wins the arguments and even who gets to participate. Critics have long warned of the power that media has in forming public opinion under … Continue reading

Marriage, Society, and the Created Order

*Guest post by Michael Cooper. Michael serves as Assistant to the President at Criswell College where he is alsopursuing a degree inBiblical Studies and Languages. In a 2012 New York Times article entitledStrong Marriages and Economies an intriguing point was made: The bottom-line message is that what happens in the home does not stay at home; rather, the size of families, and their stability and quality, has important implications for … Continue reading

ERLC Announces New President

*Posted by Winston Hottman Dr. Russell Moore has been announced as the eigth president of the SBCs Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The presidential search committee, headed by Dr. Creamer of Criswell College, came to their decision after months of searching and deliberation. I look forward to Dr. Moores representation of an evangelical Baptist perspective in the public square.As a Baptist Press article from yesterday states: Moore, 41, a native … Continue reading