By: Greg DeLoach Professional athletes taking a knee during the national anthem have created an uproar. As followers of Jesus, and not football, there are times to take a knee. It's an act of submission to a greater power and a sign of humility.
By: Gary Furr Like everyone else, Christians were divided between the two candidates in this divisive election. We can choose to vent on social media or we can focus on morally elevating acts to lift others up.
By: John Pierce The United States is plagued with 'ceremonial Christianity,' which baptizes national allegiance and political ideologies in the language of faith. And Jesus' teaching is lost in the process.
By: Barry Howard As you celebrate the unrivaled freedom we enjoy in the U.S., celebrate your religious liberty by exercising your freedom to worship. And respect the freedom of others to choose when or if they worship.
By: Zach Dawes Religion can and should play a role in shaping society, but it should do so by offering a moral compass through public witness that retains a distinction and distance from politicians and parties.
There are places where religious liberty does not exist and the freedom to practice your faith is not allowed. Could you suffer for your faith? Could you lose your life in those places because of your faith?
It strains our understanding that in the Christian Scriptures we would be urged to pray for leadership that was punishing brothers and sisters in the faith as if we were handing them over to the God of Creation for supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings rather than opposing them for the injustice they support. But the spirit of Our Leader who commanded us to love those who hate us indicates we should say a good word to God on their behalf.
What were the Founding Fathers thinking? Clearly, their reckless and irresponsible musing, known by some as the First Amendment, was flawed since it doesn't reflect popular sentiment. Let's just fix it, shall we?
Free speech comes with responsibility. When a person's speech leads to violence and harm of others, the speaker becomes complicit in the deed. They should be held accountable for the negative power of their words.
Following a successful Texas initiative, a bill in Kentucky would permit the Bible to be taught as literature. While some may cheer this idea, do we really want the state to water down the Bible to mere literature?
Ever begrudged your rights? Well, according to the annual State of the First Amendment survey by the First Amendment Center, nearly half of all Americans said the First Amendment guarantees too many rights.