Tag Archives: religion

Atheist former Muslim: Christianity, Islam not equivalent

I just heard Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at a National Press Club luncheon. Although she is an atheist, her comparison between Islam on the one hand, and Christianity and Judaism on the other is uncompromising and uncommonly frank. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born to a Muslim family in Somalia. She experienced the traditional Islamic practice… Read More »

Will The Black Church Stand Firm Against Same-Sex Marriage?

In my article on The NAACP’s Divorce from the Black Church (published in the Harrisburg, PA Patriot-News under the title “Gay marriage issue splits black church and NAACP”) I made the claim that most African American Christians will stand firm on God’s word, and against same-sex relationships. I believe that will be the case. But… Read More »

Should Government Be Involved In Caring For The Poor? #3

There are two seemingly irreconcilable realities that confront Christians when we consider whether government should be in the business of helping to care for the poor. On the one hand, government is just not very good at helping poor people, and often ends up doing them great moral and spiritual harm. On the other hand,… Read More »

Should Government Be Involved In Caring For The Poor? #2

The church has been about the business of caring for the poor since its inception. But the poor are still with us in their millions because the job is too big for the church alone. I’ve heard Christians say, “If the government would just get out of the way, the church would get the job… Read More »

Are there any “Christian” candidates in the presidential race?

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are seriously flawed as “Christian” candidates. The president is clearly out of scriptural bounds on issues like abortion and homosexuality. But as important as those issues are, both the OT and NT place far greater emphasis on God’s requirement that we take care of the poor, for whom Mitt… Read More »