This year is unlike any other in my parenting journey. That’s because both of my children, ages four and two, are going to school. As I reflected on and prayed about the needs of children and teens as they go back to school, the Lord brought to my attention the necessity of equipping. Our children […]
I am disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to change the definition of the institution of marriage for the entire United States. A major aspect of my disappointment is that the court did not let the people decide at the state level. Instead, the Supreme Court has imposed its decision about this issue on the entire nation, […]
In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, many of this country’s 173 million Christians including 62+ million evangelicals (Pew Forum) will look to their shepherds to help them interpret what the Court’s decision means for America’s way of life. Thankfully, many brave men and women […]
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution mandates that all 50 states allow same-sex couples to be legally married in every state and that every state recognize same-sex marriages from other states. In doing so, what was already the law for 38 states became the law […]
God designed human beings to be both sexual and moral creatures. However, sin’s entrance into the world has led many to live morally and sexually ambiguous lives. Society and Satan’s pitches are attuned with promoting lifestyles contrary to God’s design such as homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Christians are challenged regularly on these topics as they […]
Streamed live on Aug 13, 2013 Gospel Today presents “This Week” explores the topics, people and issues impacting our world from the perspective of faith to answer the question, “How can we live out the Gospel today?” This week’s “High Points” news section discusses Donnie McClurkin’s recent comments about being uninvited from a DC event, […]
Much has been spoken and written about the U.S. Supreme Court marriage decisions in the hours since they were revealed. Here are four thoughts to clarify the state of marriage after the rulings: 1. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Died A Moral Death. In United States v. Windsor (the DOMA case), Justice Kennedy, writing […]
In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 31st theÂ Black clergy group,Â The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) led by Rev. William Owens, President and Founder, announced at a conference their opposition towards President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. Other leaders of the nationally televised press conference included Rev. Dean Nelson, the Executive Director for the Network […]
Recently, Chick-fil-AÂ launched an ad that angered many, including the mayor of Boston, ThomasÂ M. Memino. The ad states, “One Man, One Woman. God Luvs Marig. Eat Mor Chikin.” Boston’s mayor sent a letter to the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy stating, ‘ “In recent days you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation […]
What makes a gentleman? Today, we call any man who conducts himself with distinction and grace a â€œgentleman.â€ But in the preface to his classic book, Mere Christianity, author C.S. Lewis gives a historical background on the word: â€œThe word gentleman originally meant something recognizable; one who had a coat of arms and some landed […]
Read what President Obama said about how his Christian faith influenced his change of perspective on same-sex marriage and weigh-in!
On July 24, 2011, same-sex couples legally began marrying in New York. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force stated: â€œToday the doors of marriage equality swing open in New York.
By Harry R. Jackson, Jr. The President’s announcement, Wednesday, February 23rd, that he will no longer defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was shocking to millions of Americans. Yet his timing was not just an act of personal conscience, it was done in concert with the deliberations of the Maryland State Senate which […]
by Darryl Izzard Arguments have been brewing across the country for the past 12-18 months as recent court rulings on same-sex marriage have surfaced. Your pastor could very likely find himself in the midst of deciding whether to perform the same-sex nuptials or not. Same-sex marriage, also referred to as gay marriage, is marriage between […]