Why Evangelicals Need to Rethink Embrace of Contraception, Part One

I used to think like most evangelicals when it came to family planning. I strongly opposed abortion, but embraced contraception and thought Catholic objections to birth control were on par with praying to Mary. Abortion, I reasoned, takes an innocent life and is clearly wrong. But contraception merely prevents conception. What could be wrong with

Revoice Conference Reveals Church’s Failure to Address LGBT Issues

Robert* grew up in a strong Christian family and attended a large, conservative evangelical church. In high school, he was active in his church’s youth group. and after graduating, attended a conservative Christian college and got involved in ministry. By all appearances, Robert was a well-adjusted and healthy, young Christian man. Yet during college, Robert

Conservatives Don’t Need Spokesmen Like Paige Patterson; We Need a Better Vision of Manhood & Womanhood

Paige Patterson, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and hero to many conservatives, is fighting for his professional life after his regrettable remarks concerning battered wives and a “very attractive” and “built” teenage girl.  While many evangelicals are calling for Patterson’s resignation, including nearly 3,000 Baptist women, some are defending him. In fact, one

Moody Professors Protest: Will Sign Chicago Statement but it “Means Nothing to Me”

Several Bible and theology professors at the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) are openly protesting the board’s decision about a month ago to adopt the Short Statement of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and to require all faculty to sign it. The professors, who all served on an ad-hoc committee on inerrancy, voiced their opposition

Why I Blew the Whistle on Moody

Three months ago, my career was going precisely to plan. I had just published my first book and had begun receiving invitations to speak at major conferences and large churches. My platform was growing. My radio show was doing well. And I was publishing regularly in Christian periodicals. Life was good until . . .