I've been doing daily talk radio for more than 10 years, which means well over 2,000 radio broadcasts. But the show on Tuesday, November 13, was different. In fact, I was barely able to keep myself composed as some of the callers wept and sobbed.
Should "nationalism" be encouraged? Is it simply a matter of putting your own country's interests first and of saying "no" to an unhealthy globalism? Or is it a path to xenophobia, following in the footsteps of the Nazis? Or, perhaps, is it simply a matter of perception, the word "nationalist" meaning one thing to one group and something entirely different to another group?
You knew it had to happen sooner or later. After all, if a biological, chromosomal male who identifies as female can have his birth certificate changed to female, why can't a 69-year-old man who feels like he's 49 have his age legally changed?
It's often said that you can judge a man by his friends, but you can judge him even more by his enemies. And there's a lot of truth to this. When you see a certain group of people united in their hatred against someone, it prompts you to ask: Why do they perceive this person to be such a threat? Why do they hate him (or her) so passionately?
In the aftermath of the midterm elections, we are officially a divided nation. It is the House vs. the Senate. The left vs. the right. War has been declared by every side, and no one is willing to compromise, understandably so.
If you claim to be an evangelical and plan to vote red on Tuesday – in other words, you are pro-Trump – your faith will be assaulted and your integrity will be challenged. Here are some useful talking points you can use when interacting with friends, family, co-workers, and critics.
I don't know if President Trump was right in calling for armed guards at all houses of worship. And I don't know if stricter gun controls would lessen the ever-rising tide of bloodshed in America. But I do know bad arguments when I see them. And a recent article in the Huffington Post was replete with such arguments.
When it comes to the political scene today, the Republicans are not always right and the Democrats are not always right. The same goes for the Independents and the Libertarians. Unfortunately, when it comes to the political divide, we tend to view things in black and white terms.
Let's put aside the question of whether NBC was looking for an excuse to dump Megyn Kelly because of low ratings and controversies. And let's put aside whether she had a history of racially insensitive remarks. Instead, let's ask one question only: Was her "blackface" comment racist or insensitive?
Premeditated, cold-blooded murder is always unspeakably evil. But it is even more evil when the innocent, unsuspecting victims are children in a school or worshipers in their congregational building. How can we even describe monstrous evil like this?
From Donald Trump to CNN and from leftwing radicals to the Hollywood elite, we have been on a collision course with extreme anger boiling over into violence. All are guilty, all are to blame, and all have a responsibility to speak responsibly. It's time to temper the rhetoric. Otherwise there will be blood on the streets.
The text message was poignant and painful. An adult daughter, herself a committed Christian, could not understand how her father, himself a minister, could support a "villain" like Trump.
I have nothing personal against those who identify as transgender. To the contrary, my heart goes out to them. What struggles have they lived with, feeling trapped for years in the wrong body? What social rejection have they endured? At the same time, I am convinced that the transgender revolution, which includes a war against gender distinctions and gender norms, will ultimately fail.
What does surprise me is when a fellow-believer in Jesus tells me I'm a heretic and non-believer since I sometimes take issue with the president. The simple truth is that Donald Trump is the president, not the Messiah (and not the antimessiah, better known as the antichrist). Is this so hard to grasp?
There is no hiding the ugliness of Louis Farrakhan's latest antisemitic comments, in which he likened Jews to termites. There is one thing you do with termites. Exterminate them!
On Tuesday, the man known as America's most famous pimp, Dennis Hof, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72. So, the late Mr. Hof was not only a practicing pimp but a proud one at that. Some evangelical Christians were backing his run for a seat in the local Assembly.
The issue was what he believed about homosexual practice. And the city of Atlanta had the gall to tell him, "If you hold to these beliefs and express these beliefs, you cannot work for us." To repeat: That is a Constitutional outrage.
I've heard it from the left and I've heard it from the right. "Vote our way and save the nation!"
I'm reading about more and more former people like Erick Erickson. They were once Never Trumpers, but they would vote for him in 2020 if he runs again. What's changing their minds?
It was bad enough when CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers labeled Kanye West "the token negro of the Trump administration." It was even worse when CNN's Don Lemon, with great emotion, repeatedly stated that Kanye needed help and that he had not been the same since his mother died. All because he met with President Trump and praised his policies openly and boldly.
Given the volatility of today's political climate, it may surprise you to know that, on Judgment Day when we give account to God, His main question to us will not be: What did you do with Donald Trump? Yet for many of us who profess to be followers of Jesus, that's the big issue: Where do you stand with Trump?
This may be too scary for you. You may choose to opt out. If so, no problem. I understand. Or it might just be too distasteful. But I want to challenge you to put yourself in the shoes of those with whom you passionately differ. The people whose ideologies you find intolerable.
The vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is being hailed as a great victory for President Trump and the Republican Party, and it is certainly is. But in a very serious and profound sense, the battle has just begun. The war has fully arrived, and it is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I'm speaking about an ideological war. A cultural war. A war between radical progressives and staunch conservatives.
Reading Francis A. Schaeffer's words today is sobering, especially when many church leaders in the West continue to slumber on. Perhaps hearing him speak again will alarm us and awaken us? He wrote, "But much modern homosexuality is an expression of the current denial of antithesis. It has led in this case to an obliteration of the distinction between man and woman. So the male and the female as complementary partners are finished."
This is Donald Trump in action. He is as polarizing as he is popular, revered by his followers and repulsive to his opponents. There is no middle ground when it comes to our president.