Articles by 2017

When you hear the term “rhetoric,” you probably think shifty word-play, used car salesmen, and untrustworthy politicians. You may recall reading about the early sophists—teachers in Ancient Greece who specialized in philosophy and rhetoric—in school; these men were teachers of... Continue...

This is the latest ERLC End-of-Year update as part of our RISE Campaign. Racism. Transgenderism. Abortion. Immigration. Religious Liberty. Divorce. The list of issues could go on and on. And part of the gospel response to these issues is to... Continue...

On December 6, 2017, President Trump formally recognized that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The move was expected, as the White House had telegraphed the decision for several days before the event. It is an important decision; here’s what... Continue...

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are five facts you should know about the event that propelled the U.S. into World War II: 1. In... Continue...

This is the latest ERLC End-of-Year update as part of our RISE Campaign. In 2017, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission advocated for life on Capitol Hill, in courts, churches, and throughout the public square. While we made a lot... Continue...

Recently, I sat with a client who experienced repeated sexual abuse and rape by high school peers. The tragedy is not only that this was part of her past, but that PTSD symptoms still haunt her adult life some 20+... Continue...

Today, oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission are set to be heard before the Supreme Court, and things as seemingly unimportant as milk, flour, and sugar may be the ingredients that determine the shape of... Continue...

This is the latest ERLC end-of-year update as part of our RISE Campaign. How can the gospel of Jesus Christ influence the public square with the intent to inform and love our neighbors instead of trying to divide? How do... Continue...

Since the release of my book, God and the Transgender Debate, I have traveled across the country and given numerous talks to Christian audiences on how to understand the new frontier of transgenderism. In almost every instance, one of the... Continue...

Over the past few months, I have been transitioning my position (college pastor) to my associate. My family and I are in the process of moving to Boston to plant a church, and we developed a plan to hand off... Continue...