Brothers and Sisters, Unwed Pregnancy Is Not a Sin

If you’ve experienced an unwed pregnancy in your church, your family, or your circle of acquaintances—who hasn’t?—you know the typical reaction. It’s a mixture of disappointment, condemnation, and pity. But there are places across the country where this is not the response to the girl who shamefully mumbles, “I think I’m pregnant.” They are called pregnancy resource centers (PRCs).

Who Cares if Christians See ’50 Shades’?

(Article originally published in 2015 before premiere of 50 Shades of Grey) I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of articles floating around seeking to persuade Christians to please, pretty please, not go see 50 Shades of Grey this weekend. They argue that it lays a foundation for perverted sexual desire, normalized sexual […]

Was Victoria Osteen Really That Off Base?

“When you come to church, when you worship him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy. Amen?”  -Victoria Osteen This statement finished this week’s astounding viral.  Victoria Osteen proclaimed worship to be about your happiness; when we are most happy in worship and in […]

God and Our Little Ones: A Theology of Infant Mortality

According to studies, nearly 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and about 15% of recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage.  That means that if you are reading this article, chances are you either already have experienced or one day will experience the sorrow of losing a child.  You are not alone.  My wife and I suffered […]