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  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 11:14:00 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 113 replies
    Crux ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    NWhen Southern Baptists convened a national conference here this week to discuss issues of human sexuality, bringing conservative evangelicals and LGBT Christian activists into the same ballroom was a recipe ripe for potential fireworks. Perhaps the most shocking thing was how few fireworks there were. The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission was clear: Sex is reserved between a man and a woman within the bonds in marriage. And openly gay evangelicals in attendance were equally clear: Homosexuality is not incompatible with Christianity. No concessions were made, but leaders on both sides expressed surprise at how the two...
  • Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

    10/28/2014 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2014 8:50 PM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others—gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful—were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage? Hands rose all across the convention hall. “This moral revolution is happening at warp speed,” said the Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “This is a real challenge to us on biblical authority.” Speakers at the event said they understood they were on the losing end of the culture war on marriage. But they were prepared to...
  • So. Baptists Elect Arkansas Megachurch Pastor Ronnie Floyd as President

    06/10/2014 7:30:28 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 14 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 6/10/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    BALTIMORE, Md. – Southern Baptists elected Arkansas Pastor Ronnie Floyd on Tuesday to be the new president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Floyd was elected by messengers during the Southern Baptist Convention's 2014 Annual Meeting, beating out SBC presidential nominees Dennis Manpoong Kim of Maryland and Jared Moore of Kentucky. Over 3,000 messengers voted and Floyd won on the first ballot, receiving 51.6 percent of the votes. Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological seminary, had praised the Arkansas pastor, whom he nominated, as "dependable" and "faithful" and someone who will "lead all Southern Baptists...
  • Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

    05/15/2014 9:40:21 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 5-14-14 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we start mentally to check out.” That stunningly clear sentence reflects one of the most amazing, tragic, and lamentable characteristics of contemporary Christianity: an impatience with the Word of God. The sentence above comes from Mark Galli, senior managing editor of Christianity Today in an essay entitled, “Yawning at the Word.” In just a few hundred words, he captures the tragedy of a church increasingly impatient with and resistant to the reading and preaching of...
  • Moral Mayhem Multiplied—Now, It’s Polygamy’s Turn

    12/16/2013 9:47:59 AM PST · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    albertmohler.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    As most Americans were thinking thoughts of Christmas cheer, a federal judge in Utah dropped a bomb on the institution of marriage, striking down the most crucial sections of the Utah statute outlawing polygamy. Last Friday, Judge Clark Waddoups of the United States District Court in Utah ruled that Utah’s anti-polygamy law is unconstitutional, violating the free exercise clause of the First Amendment as well as the guarantee of due process.In one sense, the decision was almost inevitable, given the trajectory of both the culture and the federal courts. On the other hand, the sheer shock of the decision serves...
  • America and the Culture of Vulgarity—No End in Sight

    12/12/2013 7:47:29 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 12-12-13 | Albert Mohler
    The collapse of the barrier between popular culture and decadence has released a toxic mudslide of vulgarity into the nation’s family rooms—and just about everywhere else. There is almost no remote corner of this culture that is not marked by the toleration of vulgarity, or the outright celebration of depravity. Lee Siegel has seen this reality, and he doesn’t like it. “When did the culture become so coarse?,” he asks, adding: “It’s a question that quickly gets you branded as either an unsophisticated rube or some angry culture warrior.” Siegel wants us all to know that he is neither unsophisticated...
  • Falling on Deaf Ears?—Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

    10/21/2013 7:46:32 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 10-14-13 | Albert Mohler
    “It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we start mentally to check out.” That stunningly clear sentence reflects one of the most amazing, tragic, and lamentable characteristics of contemporary Christianity: an impatience with the Word of God. The sentence above comes from Mark Galli, senior managing editor of Christianity Today in an essay entitled, “Yawning at the Word.” In just a few hundred words, he captures the tragedy of a church increasingly impatient with and resistant to the reading and preaching of...
  • A Clear and Present Danger: Religious Liberty, Marriage, and the Family in the Late Modern Age

    10/21/2013 1:37:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 10/21/13 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    An address delivered at Brigham Young University by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Monday, October 21, 2013. I deeply appreciate your invitation to speak at Brigham Young University and to address the faculty at this greatly respected center of learning. I am so glad to be on this campus, filled with so many gracious people, such admirable students, and so many committed scholars on the faculty. To many people, shaped in their worldview by the modern age and its constant mandate to accommodate, it will seem very odd that a Baptist theologian...
  • George and Barbara Witness a Wedding—When a Private Act Sends a Public Message

    10/03/2013 4:44:25 PM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 10/1/13 | Albert Mohler
    Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara attended a wedding a few days ago, and it made national news. According to The Washington Post, the elder Bushes attended the wedding of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, held at Kennebunkport, Maine. The two lesbians, co-owners of a general store in neighboring Kennebunk, were married in an outdoor celebration attended by family and friends. The 41st President of the United States was present, along with the former First Lady. Bonnie Clement told The Washington Post, “Who would be best to acknowledge the importance of our wedding as our friends...
  • Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives

    09/17/2013 11:44:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 48 replies
    Southern Baptist Seminary ^ | 9/17/2013 | Dr. Al Mohler
    Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation’s founders, is now front and center. And the answer to that question will answer another, even more important question: Can religious liberty survive under America’s new moral order? The repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, coupled with the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, set the stage for this crisis. The full normalization of same-sex relationships within the U.S. military is part of the unprecedented moral revolution that is now reshaping American...
  • “It is the Price of Citizenship”?—An Elegy for Religious Liberty in America

    09/01/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 8/26/13 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    MONDAY • August 26, 2013 Anyone who still doubts that the normalization of homosexuality and the legalization of same-sex marriage will represent a seismic shift in the culture at large needs only to look to New Mexico to see that nothing less than religious liberty is now under threat—and in a big way. Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin are the owners of Elane Photography, a firm that operates as a commercial photographic studio. Elaine is the lead photographer and the Huguenins together run the business. In 2006, the couple refused to photograph a same-sex couple’s commitment ceremony and were sued. Last...
  • No Truth Without Love, No Love Without Truth: The Church’s Great Challenge

    06/02/2013 3:56:47 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 5/30/13 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    The church’s engagement with the culture involves a host of issues, controversies, and decisions–but no issue defines our current cultural crisis as clearly as homosexuality. Some churches and denominations have capitulated to the demands of the homosexual rights movement, and now accept homosexuality as a fully valid lifestyle. Other denominations are tottering on the brink, and without a massive conservative resistance, they are almost certain to abandon biblical truth and bless what the Bible condemns. Within a few short years, a major dividing line has become evident–with those churches endorsing homosexuality on one side, and those stubbornly resisting the cultural...
  • Boy Scouts at the Brink

    05/22/2013 9:53:21 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 50 replies
    On My Honor.Net ^ | 5/22/2013 | Albert Mohler
    Meeting Thursday in Grapevine, Texas, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether it will retain or revise its historic membership policy on the issue of homosexuality. The 1,400 voting members of the B.S.A. National Council hold the future of one of America’s most iconic organizations in their hands. In reality, they are not only deciding a matter of membership policy. They are actually deciding the future of the entire organization. The culture wars came to the Boy Scouts many years ago. For the last few decades, the Boy Scouts have had to fight battles with...
  • "The Lady's Not for Turning" - Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction

    04/09/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-9-13 | Albert Mohler
    Margaret Thatcher, one of the most significant leaders of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 87. A model of convictional leadership, Margaret Thatcher became almost universally known as Britain's "Iron Lady." In May 1979, Margaret Thatcher moved into No. 10 Downing Street and changed the course of British history. Beyond this, Lady Thatcher changed the terms of debate on both sides of the Atlantic and left a legacy of leadership that should inspire generations to come. Born October 13, 1925 in the village of Grantham, Margaret Roberts was soon recognized as an unusually bright and forceful child. Her father,...
  • So What if Abortion Ends a Life? Rare Candor from the Culture of Death

    03/13/2013 7:23:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    Albert Mohler.com ^ | 1 Feb 13 | Albert Mohler
    Is an unborn baby “a life worth sacrificing?” The question is horrifying, but the argument was all too real. In a recent article, Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon.com conceded what the pro-life movement has contended all along — that from the moment of conception the unborn child is undeniably a human life. And yet, Williams argues that this unborn human life must be terminated if a woman desires an abortion. The child is a life, but, in her grotesque view, “a life worth sacrificing.” The abortion rights movement has always had a problem with language. The average American still hears...
  • Tebow's Big Fumble: Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.

    02/25/2013 8:31:53 AM PST · by rhema · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/22/13 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    [ . . . ] No statement short of celebrating and affirming the normalization of homosexuality will be found acceptable to those now demanding an answer. Writing for Yahoo! Sports, Jay Busbee stated what is now obvious: "Whatever the reason for his cancellation, Tebow is fast approaching the point where he'll need to make more definitive stands on his own. . . . He has the power and potential to be an influential voice for his religion, but he'll need to decide how much of that religion he wishes to demonstrate." Now, take out Tebow's name and insert your own....
  • The Giglio Imbroglio — The Public Inauguration of a New Moral McCarthyism

    01/12/2013 10:25:16 AM PST · by rhema · 43 replies
    Albert Mohler Blog ^ | 1/10/13 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    A new chapter in America’s moral revolution came today as Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio withdrew from giving the benediction at President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. In a statement released to the White House and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Giglio said that he withdrew because of the furor that emerged yesterday after a liberal watchdog group revealed that almost twenty years ago he had preached a sermon in which he had stated that homosexuality is a sin and that the “only way out of a homosexual lifestyle … is through the healing power of Jesus.” In other words, a Christian pastor...
  • Mohler says Penn State scandal holds lesson for Southern Baptists

    11/12/2011 9:54:56 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | November 09, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist seminary president said Baptist churches should pay heed to the child sexual abuse scandal tarnishing Penn State University and immediately report any credible report of child abuse to legal authorities. “Sometimes Christians and indeed those in churches or Christian institutions seem to have the protective instinct that we need to find out more before going to any legal authority with that kind of suspicion,” Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said Nov. 8. “We need to get over that reluctance,” Mohler said. “We have to leave it to...
  • Evangelicals Concerned About Mitt Romney’s Religion, Says New Polls and Interviews

    11/02/2011 8:59:30 PM PDT · by delacoert · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2011 | Daniel Distant
    Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney may face even more opposition regarding his faith if he becomes the GOP nominee, according to polls and several interviews by the Huffington Post. The staunchest opposition against Romney because of his faith came from Rev. Robert Jeffress, who is the spiritual leader for the largest church in Texas. Jeffress, a supporter of GOP contender Rick Perry, called Mormonism a “cult,” and Perry – along with many Christian conservatives – publicly rebuked him. According to new polls and information from Evangelical leaders, Christian views might change if Romney is chosen as Obama’s adversary in 2012. Rev....
  • Would You Attend a Same-Sex Wedding? {ans by Joel Osteen}

    10/18/2011 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 181 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 18 Oct 2011 | R Albert Mohler
    Would you attend a same-sex wedding ceremony? That question was posed recently to Houston pastor Joel Osteen, and Osteen said that he would attend, if the wedding involved friends. This came just after Osteen indicated that he could not perform a same-sex marriage ceremony, since he believes that homosexuality is a sin. I recently wrote about this exchange, suggesting that Osteen’s position is morally and theologically incoherent. As I said:This is beyond mere incoherence. It is moral and theological nonsense. More than that, it is a massive statement of ministerial malpractice. . . . You cannot celebrate what you say...
  • Lessons From Piers Morgan's Interview With Joel Osteen (Osteen refuses to take any firm stand)

    10/07/2011 1:15:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2011 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    An interview that begins with a statement like, “Well, Piers, to me, faith is all about learning to be happy where you are,” is probably not going to end well. Piers Morgan’s interview with Joel and Victoria Osteen Tuesday night was very revealing about the Osteens - but little Christian truth was revealed. At the same time, the interview deserves closer attention than you might expect. After introducing the Osteens, Morgan let Joel talk about his latest book, Every Day A Friday, How To Be Happier 7 Days a Week. Like the book itself, Joel’s presentation could be reduced to...
  • A New Third Way? Reformist Evangelicals and the Evangelical Future

    09/26/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT · by rhema · 52 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 9/26/11 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Who is and is not an evangelical? With whom should evangelicals cooperate in gospel efforts, and with whom not? Which theological expressions are truly evangelical, and which are beyond the pale? These questions are central to the ongoing crisis of evangelical identity. In 1989, Carl F. H. Henry spoke to the urgency of answering these questions: “The term ‘evangelical’ has taken on conflicting nuances in the twentieth century. Wittingly or unwittingly, evangelical constituencies, no less than their critics, have contributed to this confusion and misunderstanding. Nothing could be more timely, therefore, than to define what is primary and what is...
  • Mohler says Baptists must repent of homophobia (Baptists going wobbly)

    06/18/2011 12:15:44 AM PDT · by balch3 · 191 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | June 17, 2011 | Bob Allen
    PHOENIX (ABP) – The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said June 15 that Southern Baptists need to repent of a “form of homophobia” that keeps gays and lesbians out of their churches. Albert Mohler responded during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention to a question from Peter Lumpkins, a Southern Baptist blogger, about whether comments attributed to him in a March 24 Christian Science Monitor article were accurate. Writer Jonathan Merritt, a Southern Baptist minister and well-known social critic, quoted Mohler as saying “We’ve lied about the nature of homosexuality and have practiced what can only be described...
  • Universalism as a Lure? The Emerging Case of Rob Bell. New book gets people talking about hell

    03/06/2011 8:46:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05./2011 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    As is so often the case, most of us first learned of Rob Bell’s new book by means of Justin Taylor and his blog, “Between Two Worlds,” at the Gospel Coalition. Justin reminds me of the steady folks at the National Hurricane Center. He is able to advise of looming disaster with amazing calmness. That is why I took special notice of Justin’s stern warning: “It is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.” Why would Justin feel the need to issue such a...
  • Christians Need to Prepare for Normalization of Gay Marriage

    02/27/2011 8:24:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 150 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/26/2011 | Nathan Black
    Though many Christians are going to try to deny "the obvious," evangelical leader Dr. Albert Mohler believes gay marriage is going to become normalized. "I think it's clear that something like same-sex marriage is going to become normalized, legalized and recognized in the culture. It's time for Christians to start thinking about how we're going to deal with that," he said Friday on the Focus on the Family radio program. Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was speaking in response to the Obama administration's decision this week to stop defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act – federal...
  • A Milestone in the Betrayal of Marriage

    02/25/2011 3:46:28 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 1 replies
    Albert Mohler.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Albert Mohler
    Attorney General Eric Holder informed Congress yesterday that President Obama had ordered the Department of Justice to cease all efforts to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts. The announcement came without public warning, even as the administration was dealing with an international crisis in Libya and a political showdown over unions in Wisconsin. The Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] emerged in 1996 as at least one state — Hawaii — indicated the very real possibility that it would vote to approve same-sex marriage. The Act makes clear that no state can require any other state to recognize...
  • Adultery Incorporated — The Infidelity Industry

    02/14/2011 12:38:05 PM PST · by wmfights · 57 replies · 1+ views
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | February 14, 2011 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    “Monogamy, in my opinion, is a failed experiment.” That is the declaration of Noel Biderman, a Toronto businessman who wants to sell you an adulterous affair. As the current cover story of Bloomberg Businessweek reveals, Mr. Biderman is doing a great deal of business. The magazine describes AshleyMadison.com as “the premier ‘dating’ website for aspiring adulterers.” Biderman says he came up with the idea after serving as an agent for professional athletes. That job required him to negotiate around the adulterous affairs of his clients. Biderman came to the conclusion that adultery could be big business. Now, Ashley Madison grosses...
  • Mohler takes on 'theistic evolution'

    01/16/2011 4:09:10 PM PST · by balch3 · 1,732 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | January 13, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist seminary president and evolution opponent has turned sights on "theistic evolution," the idea that evolutionary forces are somehow guided by God. Albert Mohler Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote an article in the Winter 2011 issue of the seminary magazine labeling attempts by Christians to accommodate Darwinism "a biblical and theological disaster." Mohler said being able to find middle ground between a young-earth creationism that believes God created the world in six 24-hour days and naturalism that regards evolution the product of random chance "would resolve a great cultural and...
  • The Deadly Logic of Anti-Blasphemy Laws

    01/06/2011 11:41:19 AM PST · by wmfights · 3 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | January 5, 2011 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Blasphemy is a serious matter. Jesus himself underlined the importance with the statement: “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” [Luke 12:10] In this case, the meaning is clear — those who resist the work of the Holy Spirit in calling sinners to faith in Christ will never be forgiven. Christianity is not an honor religion. Christ did not call upon his disciples to defend his honor, but to believe in him and to follow him in obedience. In this...
  • 'They Did Not Honor Him as God, or Give Thanks'

    11/25/2010 8:37:59 AM PST · by wmfights · 17 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 24, 2010 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Thanksgiving is a deeply theological act, rightly understood. As a matter of fact, thankfulness is a theology in microcosm - a key to understanding what we really believe about God, ourselves, and the world we experience. A haunting question is this: How do atheists observe Thanksgiving? I can easily understand that an atheist or agnostic would think of fellow human beings and feel led to express thankfulness and gratitude to all those who, both directly and indirectly, have contributed to their lives. But what about the blessings that cannot be ascribed to human agency? Those are both more numerous and...
  • Conservative Christians Tackle Divorce, The 'Other' Marriage Crisis

    10/04/2010 12:49:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Poitics Daily ^ | October 3, 2010 | David Gibson
    While the campaign by social conservatives against gay marriage has grabbed headlines and consumed millions of lobbying dollars from religious groups, the wider crisis of divorce among straight couples -- especially evangelicals and often their leaders and political icons -- has been largely ignored by Christian conservatives. That may be changing, however, with the latest evidence coming in a powerful essay published on Sept. 29 titled "Divorce -- The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience," by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and one of the most prominent conservative Christian voices in America. In the column...
  • Is Yoga An Anti-Christian Practice?

    09/22/2010 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 140 replies
    NewsFeed ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Allie Townsend
    Warning to Christians: There may be churches that will bless your Blackberry, but your favorite morning workout may undermine your faith. In a recent blog post, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, examines the argument that practicing yoga may be in direct conflict with the values of Christianity. "Yoga begins and ends with an understanding of the body that is, to say the very least, at odds with the Christian understanding," Mohler writes.
  • Evangelical Scholar Troubled by Theological Ambiguity at Beck Rally (Many Christians Seem Confused)

    09/02/2010 6:59:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 295 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2010 | Nathan Black
    In the days following Glenn Beck's highly publicized rally in Washington, D.C., conservative Christians have come out expressing their concern not over the increasingly popular broadcaster, but over the apparent confusion among Christ followers. "There is something very strange going on here. I don't understand the disconnect on the part of Christians," said Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Americans from across the country converged on the National Mall on Saturday for the "Restoring Honor" rally led by Fox News commentator Beck. Reports indicate that the event drew anywhere from 87,000...
  • Moralistic Therapeutic Deism--the New American Religion

    08/31/2010 9:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2010 | Albert Mohler Jr.
    When Christian Smith and his fellow researchers with the National Study of Youth and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a close look at the religious beliefs held by American teenagers, they found that the faith held and described by most adolescents came down to something the researchers identified as "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism." As described by Smith and his team, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism consists of beliefs like these: 1. "A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth." 2. "God wants people to be good, nice, and fair...
  • “And Then They Are All Mine” — The Real Agenda of Some College Profs

    08/19/2010 10:19:49 AM PDT · by This Just In · 52 replies
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | August 19, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    “And Then They Are All Mine” — The Real Agenda of Some College Professors On many campuses, a significant number of faculty members are representatives of what has been called the “adversary culture.” They see their role as political and ideological, and they define their teaching role in these terms. Their agenda is nothing less than to separate students from their Christian beliefs and their intellectual and moral commitments. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 There is nothing quite like the start of a new academic year on a college or university campus. Streams of students and faculty return to the timeless...
  • A Gavel Falls on Marriage: The Proposition 8 Decision

    08/05/2010 10:01:10 PM PDT · by raynearhood · 14 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | August 5, 2010 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler
    Yesterday, a very important gavel fell on marriage. The central institution of human civilization suffered a direct hit, and its future hangs in the balance. The importance of the decision handed down yesterday by U. S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker in California’s Proposition 8 trial will be difficult to exaggerate. Proponents of same-sex marriage immediately declared a major victory — and for good reason. The editorial board of The New York Times declared the verdict “an instant landmark in American legal history,” and so it is, even if later reversed upon appeal. Judge Walker’s decision is sweeping and comprehensive,...
  • Who Will Be Tested Next? — The Dilemma of Franklin Graham

    05/06/2010 11:45:58 AM PDT · by SLB · 10 replies · 963+ views
    Albert Mohler ^ | May 6, 2010 | Alber Mohler
    Evangelical Christians in the United States had better see a big challenge staring us in the face. Franklin Graham was disinvited by the Pentagon for making statements that are required by faithfulness to the gospel of Christ.Thursday, May 6, 2010 Marking the National Day of Prayer, evangelist Franklin Graham led in prayer this morning at the Pentagon. Not inside the Pentagon, mind you, but outside, where he led a handful of other Christians in silent prayer. The recent controversy about Franklin Graham is a sign of things to come. The prominent evangelist, son of Billy Graham, is known for his...
  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr.: Black Children Are An Endangered Species?

    03/07/2010 2:12:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 126 replies · 454+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 3/7/10 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Catherine Davis is a woman with a message, and that message is getting harder to ignore. "Black children are an endangered species."The Director of Minority Outreach for Georgia Right to Life, Davis is taking that message to the public, along with a massive public awareness campaign that has captured national and international attention. Drivers in the metro Atlanta area are seeing billboards that demand attention - and are changing minds.Her argument is simple and the statistics are irrefutable. She accuses abortion providers in general, and Planned Parenthood in particular, of targeting blacks for abortion. She told The New York...
  • Does God Hate Haiti? (What does this tragedy tell us?)

    01/16/2010 3:20:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1,972+ views
    Rev. Albert Mohler's Blog ^ | 01/14/2010 | Rev. Albert Mohler
    The images streaming in from Haiti look like scenes from Dante's Inferno. The scale of the calamity is unprecedented. In many ways, Haiti has almost ceased to exist. The earthquake that will forever change that nation came as subterranean plates shifted about six miles under the surface of the earth, along a fault line that had threatened trouble for centuries. But no one saw a quake of this magnitude coming. The 7.0 quake came like a nightmare, with the city of Port-au-Prince crumbling, entire villages collapsing, bodies flying in the air and crushed under mountains of debris. Orphanages, churches, markets,...
  • Does God Hate Haiti?

    01/15/2010 11:35:04 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 98 replies · 1,590+ views
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 1/14/2010 | Al Mohler
    The images streaming in from Haiti look like scenes from Dante's Inferno. The scale of the calamity is unprecedented. In many ways, Haiti has almost ceased to exist. The earthquake that will forever change that nation came as subterranean plates shifted about six miles under the surface of the earth, along a fault line that had threatened trouble for centuries. But no one saw a quake of this magnitude coming. The 7.0 quake came like a nightmare, with the city of Port-au-Prince crumbling, entire villages collapsing, bodies flying in the air and crushed under mountains of debris. Orphanages, churches, markets,...
  • Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration

    12/24/2009 3:06:30 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies · 997+ views
    albertmohler.com ^ | Albert Mohler
    I am not inclined to sign manifestos or petitions. While believing strongly and passionately about many causes, I am not usually impressed with the effectiveness of such statements and I am generally concerned about how such statements might be used or construed by others. I am not reluctant to speak for myself and from my own Christian convictions and consequent judgments. Furthermore, the constant exchange of opposing statements on this or that issue merely crowds the public square as opposing viewpoints compete for attention. So, for reasons perhaps both admirable and not so admirable, I prefer to stand on my...
  • Whatever Happened to Shame? (Boston Globe Columnist Laments Absence of Shame in Scandals)

    12/21/2009 4:44:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/21/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Ellen Goodman is morally troubled. The liberal columnist for The Boston Globe surveys the moral landscape and laments "there's no shame in the game." Goodman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, whose observations are predictably liberal and feminist, but also marked by a keen eye for cultural detail. I still remember a column she wrote almost thirty years ago about an abandoned church being transformed into a condominium. In "Whatever Happened to Shame?," published in the December 18 edition of the Boston paper, Goodman reports that The New York Post has hired Ashley Dupre, the prostitute at the center of the...
  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr.: What Do You Really Believe About Human Dignity, Dr. Collins?

    12/08/2009 4:05:34 PM PST · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 292+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/6/09 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The defense of human dignity is the responsibility of all human beings, but certain individuals bear a special responsibility due to position or influence. This is certainly the case with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.Collins is one of the most influential scientists in America today. He previously headed the Human Genome Project - the massive federal project to decode the genetic structure of human life. President Barack Obama nominated Collins as director of the National Institutes of Health on July 8, 2009, and he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate just a month...
  • Feminism Unfulfilled : Why are so many Women Unhappy?

    10/24/2009 9:29:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies · 3,909+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2009 | Albert Mohler
    "The woman's movement wasn't about happiness." That judgment, attributed to feminist Susan Faludi, seems to be the blunt assessment shared by many other women. As numerous recent studies now indicate, a remarkably large percentage of women describe themselves as increasingly unhappy. This issue came to light last month in a fascinating essay by Maureen Dowd of The New York Times. Dowd, whose columns often reveal the nation's Zeitgeist, cited the fact that a number of major studies indicate that "women are getting gloomier and men are getting happier." She asked: "Did the feminist revolution end up benefiting men more than...
  • Does Church Need Change?

    09/27/2009 8:43:49 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 868+ views
    ANSWERS Magazine ^ | September 27, 2009 | Dr. R Albert Mohler Jr.
    Mike Matthews, editor of Answers magazine, spoke with Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, about one of the most pressing questions in the church today: “With so many children leaving the church by their twenties, what are we doing wrong, and what solutions can the church and parents implement?”...
  • Wearing the Disguise of Faithfulness [ELCA]

    09/21/2009 6:08:43 PM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies · 1,322+ views
    Al Mohler.com ^ | August 24, 2009 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    Meeting barely a month after the Episcopal Church voted to end its ban on the consecration of openly homosexual bishops and the blessing of same-sex unions, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America [ELCA] has taken similar steps. Meeting last week in Minneapolis, the Lutherans voted first to adopt a comprehensive statement on human sexuality that at least allows for the recognition and blessing of same-sex relationships in the church. Beyond this, it establishes a platform for the eventual acceptance and affirmation of same-sex marriage ceremonies. Then, acting just as the week came to an end, the denomination voted to eliminate...
  • Will Babies with Down Syndrome Just Disappear?

    09/19/2009 2:46:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 3,410+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/19/09 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The development of prenatal diagnostic technologies presents a constellation of moral issues -- with the diagnosis of Down syndrome front and center. Over the past several years, a marked decrease in the number of babies born with Down syndrome has been both observed and widely reported. This decrease can be traced directly to the decision to abort after prenatal diagnosis.As Science Daily reports, a new leading article to be published in Archives of Disease in Childhood points to developments in the near future that will likely increase the diagnosis of Down syndrome [DS] during pregnancy. "New tests expected to...
  • Rethinking Abortion: Two Unexpected Witnesses

    08/21/2009 1:02:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 764+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/21/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Looking across the moral landscape of the last half-century, one issue looms larger than all others - abortion. Considered from a historical perspective, the intensity and duration of the abortion debate came as something of a surprise. Handing down its infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the majority of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court declared the abortion question settled and closed. They were wrong.Almost four decades after Roe v. Wade, Americans are still torn over the issue of abortion. Indeed, the intensity of the abortion debate in 2009 exceeds that of 1973. The controversy over abortion is...
  • The Hidden Reality of Abortion -- Empowering Men

    08/17/2009 8:12:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 47 replies · 1,405+ views
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | August 17, 2009 | Albert Mohler
    America's long war over abortion has classically been defined as a struggle between competing rights -- depicted as the right of a woman to have an abortion versus the right of an unborn child to the protection of life. This long-familiar framing of the issue suggests, at the very least, that the rights of women and their unborn children are, or at least they can be, presented as an irresolvable conflict. From the very beginning, this has been an unsatisfactory approach to the abortion controversy. Those who contend for the sanctity of human life at every stage of development are,...
  • Is Cap and Trade for Babies Next?

    08/15/2009 10:31:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 827+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/13/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Just when you thought you'd seen everything, a pair of scientists at Oregon State University has published a study arguing that any effort to limit carbon emissions must consider the impact of "reproductive choices" on the ecological equation. Paul A. Murtaugh and Michael G. Schlax make their case in "Reproduction and the Carbon Legacies of Individuals," published in the journal, Global Environmental Change. "While population growth is obviously a key component of projections of carbon emissions at a global level, there has been relatively little emphasis on the environmental consequences of the reproductive choices of an individual person," they argue....