We are not surprised to hear that political freedom in the world has declined for a fifth straight year, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa. But loss of freedom in the West does surprise us. Freedom has shrunk partly because of silencing “hate speech.” Is the “climate of hate” warming or cooling here at home? No matter what the world says and no matter what consequences await us, we must speak the name and truth of Jesus for all to hear.
Since the 1960s, the Southern Poverty Law Center has served as a self-appointed watchdog to track hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation. Though its efforts have doubtless been helpful in certain areas, the SPLC’s recent (November 24, 2010) list now includes as “hate groups” thirteen upstanding Christian organizations, accused of propagating “known falsehoods” about gays and lesbians. Is this political posturing, personal animus from a lunatic fringe, or an escalation of the conflict between two irreconcilable worldviews, both of which claim the right to be heard in the public square?
British Home Office Secretary Jacqui Smith recently placed American talk show host Michael Savage on a UK ban list though he had not even attempted to enter the country. The Savage Nation is sometimes impolite and always right wing, but to deny entry for such reasons speaks loudly of the New Left’s need to silence free […]
On September 30, 1938, Chamberlain [that’s Neville not Wilt] returned from Munich having granted Hitler virtually all his demands including the right to annex the Sudetenland, a large chunk of Czechoslovakia. As he walked on the tarmac he waved the agreement in the air and proclaimed “peace with honour,” and spoke of “peace in our […]
In 1974, when I left the States to teach in “godless” France, the cultural revolution was a Left coast/San Fran’ phenom’, and America was still “Christian.” When I returned in 1991, I was in for culture shock, but still never imagined what lay ahead. One man warned us. In 1978, Pastor Charles Mcllhenny recorded his […]
Is It Really About Race?by Dr. Peter Jones | June 12, 2020
I will never forget the revulsive, heart-wrenching image of George Floyd’s face and neck crushed into the pavement and the coldly passive face of the white cop who refused to let him up in spite of his gasping cries for mercy. The whole world, whatever its ethnicity or nationality, is outraged. Because it was a […]
SALVATION BY EXTINCTION: MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONby Pam Frost | June 5, 2020
Since the 1970s, Mindfulness Meditation has been promoted as a therapeutic technique to treat PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain. Used by Fortune 500 companies, medical clinics, hospitals, the military, and prisons, it has become a billion dollar-a-year industry. Attributed with the power to transform anxiety, negative thinking and behavior into peace, compassion, and […]
A Historical Perspective on Paganismby Joshua Gielow | June 5, 2020
Join us today for part 5 of this classic teaching series from Dr. Peter Jones. A Historical Perspective on Paganism surveys early Greek Western culture migrating to the East and syncretizing with many of the religions and gods and goddesses. This is crucial in understanding what makes the historical Christian faith stand apart from all […]
The Pagan Agendaby Joshua Gielow | May 29, 2020
Join us today for part 4 of this classic teaching series from Dr. Peter Jones. The Pagan Agenda is wrapped up in the obliteration of distinctions, specifically the Creator and creation and of male and female. This audio series was recorded in 1998.