Lessons I Learned Writing “Wheaton’s Gay, Celibate Christian” Part 2: The State of Christian Journalism

Tweet PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES: A couple of days ago, I shared some of my thoughts on how Christians are thinking through the gay issue in the aftermath of my WORLD article. I’m continuing to mull over those thoughts and others as more Christian leaders weigh in on this discussion. I especially appreciated Owen

Lessons I Learned Writing “Wheaton’s Gay, Celibate Christian”

Tweet PART ONE OF A TWO-PART SERIES: Last week, WORLD Magazine published an article of mine that was one of the most difficult articles I’ve ever written. It concerned Wheaton College’s hire of Julie Rodgers, a 28-year-old “gay, celibate Christian,” to work as a ministry associate in its Chaplain’s Office. Julie, by all accounts, is

Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’ – WORLD Magazine feature by Julie Roys

An article I wrote for WORLD just posted to its website. It concerns a “gay, celibate Christian” hired by Wheaton College to provide spiritual care for students, including those in Refuge, a community group for students with same-sex attraction. Her views are raising red flags for some Wheaton friends and supporters. Read WORLD article here

Jewish Wisdom for Christian Investors

What can Christians learn from a Rabbi about responsible money management? If you are like the millions who have read Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s books or heard him interviewed, you know the answer is “much”. As president of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and author of Business Secrets from the Bible and Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin has counseled scores

Should Christians Avoid Certain Companies When Investing?

Do you know what the companies you invest in have been up to? Some of America’s biggest companies support causes that violate Christian principles. Yet, these same companies are commonly included in many mutual funds. The Timothy Plan, one of many faith-based mutual funds, published it’s “2014 Hall of Shame,” which lists companies it believes are some of

What’s Worth Celebrating in the Evangelical Community this Thanksgiving?

We certainly hear plenty today about what’s wrong in the Evangelical Community: Millenials are deserting the church; giving is down; pastors like Mark Driscoll are embroiled in scandal; etc… Yet, much is right and worth celebrating in the Evangelical community, as well. So, I asked several prominent Evangelicals from several different contexts – What are

Is Everything We Think We Know About Our Universe Wrong? Review of “The Principle”

Do we live on “an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people?” That’s what the late Astronomer Carl Sagan taught. And essentially, that’s been the prevailing view in Western Civilization ever since the Copernican

Facts About the Universe That Will Blow Your Mind!

This Saturday on Up For Debate, we’ll be exploring what recent scientific discoveries reveal about the universe. But, you may be surprised to learn that some beliefs about the universe, which once were widely accepted by scientists, are losing traction. Perhaps, chief among these is Carl Sagan’s proposition that the earth is an “insignificant planet”

How Much Should Christians Accommodate Muslims?

How inclusive or accommodating should Christians be when reaching out to Muslims? On one extreme is an organization like the National Cathedral, which has invited Muslims to lead prayers at the church this Friday. On the other extreme are Christians like Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson who said about Islamic radicals – “convert them or kill them.”