• How Urban Christians Failed President Obama

    The transgender bathroom directive is the latest sign that we shouldn't have given him a pass. In my community, I hear Christians discussing their political and social values in a way that is distinct from the spirit of the day. Most other urban Christians I know tend to be more traditional than secular, more social activist than reactionary. We neither celebrate recent liberal gains nor internalize conservative losses. We stand apart, loathing both the lack of timeless conviction and the lack o...

  • The Divorce Delusion: Marriage Matters for the Gospel's Sake

    The prevalence of divorce today means Christians should understand marriage even better. If you search the Internet for any length of time, you will find site after site, and story after story affirming a new definition of marriage and encouragement to divorce “for happiness sake.” Fact is, the biblical family is facing endangerment and tragically most Christians have studied little what Scripture says on this topic. I state that with a confident assessment from my own personal couns...

  • Meet the New Apocalypse (Same As the Old One)

    "X-Men: Apocalypse" is probably more religious than even its director realizes. The following contains some spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse. Last month, director Bryan Singer described Apocalypse, the latest villain in his X-Men franchise, to Collider’s Adam Chitwood: The way I describe him the most, the best is he to me is the God of the Old Testament and all that comes with that. If there isn’t the order and the worship then I’ll open up the Earth and swallow you whole, and...