Recent Viewpoints

January 7, 2019
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Kerby Anderson One thing the government shutdown has done is to remind us how big government is today and how many government employees there are. When just a quarter of the government shuts down and thousands of “non-essential” employees are sent home, you realize how large the federal government has grown. Many years ago, I had an opportunity to interview Senator Jim DeMint about his book that warned how the “BIGS” were taking away our liberty. Those would be big…

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January 4, 2019
sexuality-trumps-religious-freedom

Penna Dexter A question to ask ourselves as we begin a new year is: “What does the Church do when more and more of it becomes apostate?” WORLD magazine reported on an example of this as the boards of two evangelical Christian organizations, the Council for Christian Colleges and the National Association of Evangelicals, quietly passed resolutions supporting an idea called “Fairness for All.” Increasingly localities are passing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (or SOGI) laws governing employment, housing, and public…

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January 4, 2019
Unplanned-Movie-Poster

Kerby Anderson Ashley Bratcher is the actress in the upcoming film, “Unplanned.” The story in the film is powerful, but so is her personal story. The film will be out in March and tells about the conversion of Abby Johnson who was a clinic director for Planned Parenthood and became a pro-life activist. Ashley auditioned for the part and considered herself pro-life but admits she was certainly not an activist. However, as she read more about Abby Johnson and about…

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January 3, 2019
The Passion Generation cover

Kerby Anderson Much has been written about the millennial generation, but the most readable and interesting is the book by Grant Skeldon, The Passion Generation. He has been a regular participant on the Point of View radio talk show “millennial roundtable” and brings lots of insight into this generation. He is the founder of the Initiative Network which seeks to train millennials to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making, local missionaries. Although the book focuses on millennials, it is really about discipleship….

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January 2, 2019
church-under-fire

Kerby Anderson In this New Year, churches face a number of threats. The Alliance Defending Freedom is warning churches of seven threats to their religious liberty. Pastors and their congregations need to know what these threats are and be prepared and protected. One threat to pastors is the potential loss of a provision that treats housing for pastors as tax-exempt. This has been threatened for many years but faces a major challenge by the Freedom from Religion Foundation in the…

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January 1, 2019
2019 New Year

Kerby Anderson Let me begin by wishing you a Happy New Year. At the start of this New Year, I wanted to pass on some advice. In previous commentaries, I have talked about the value of using this time of year to change something in your life. There is nothing magical about using January 1 as a start date, but why not use it to improve yourself? First, I would recommend you pick just one thing to change. If you…

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December 31, 2018
2018 Top Stories

Kerby Anderson As 2018 is winding down, it is worth taking a moment to look back over the year and consider some of the top stories. We often find that stories that start in one year continue to the next. Sometimes new stories in the coming year remind us of stories of the previous year. Of course, 2018 was an election year. Coverage of the congressional campaigns dominated much of the news coverage, especially in the fall. Democrats will take…

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December 28, 2018
Official Photograph of Justice Anthony Kennedy

Penna Dexter Over three years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples. The ruling has resulted in all states being required to perform and recognize same-sex marriages. This was a 5-4 decision, along liberal/conservative ideological lines. The swing vote was now-retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. He wrote the opinion for the majority. It turns out Justice Kennedy’s thinking had little to do with the Constitution. He sat down recently with Bloomberg…

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December 28, 2018
Fake-Science-Book-Cover-Austin-Ruse

Kerby Anderson We have heard quite a bit these days about fake news, but what about Fake Science? That is the title of the book by Austin Ruse. He has served as the president of the Center for Family & Human Rights, where he testifies to our government and the United Nations about important issues. He was on my radio program recently to talk about some of the misinformation and false information presented in the media and in various governmental…

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December 27, 2018
Zombie Science - cover art

Kerby Anderson Biology books that teach evolution tell certain stories to illustrate the evolutionary process. Back in 2000, Dr. Jonathan Wells wrote the book, Icons of Evolution. He explained that these ten icons of evolution were false. Many of them were fraudulent and known to be so. Nevertheless, they appeared in these textbooks. In his latest book, Zombie Science, he asks a simple question. If these icons of evolution published 17 years ago were just innocent textbook errors, why do…

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December 26, 2018
A Practical Guide to Culture Cover

Kerby Anderson We need to help the next generation learn to navigate the culture. That is why I am so excited that John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle have written, A Practical Guide to Culture. The rowboat on the cover reminds us that this emerging generation will have to navigate through choppy waters. John was on my radio program recently to talk about the book and share his experiences from Summit Ministries and the Chuck Colson Center. Both of the authors…

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