Despite Regular Targeting and Imprisonment, Christianity in Iran is Spreading

Christians in Iran are regularly targeted and imprisoned for worshipping and praying in their own homes behind closed doors and windows. Despite ongoing targeted persecution, the mission group Elam Ministries recently revealed that more people in Iran are becoming Christians. Compared to roughly 500 known Christians in 1979 there are approximately 360,000. In 2014 ChristiansRead moreRead more

Ex-Muslims Challenge Pope Francis on Islam

Ex-Muslims, who are now Christians, recently challenged Pope Francis in an open letter about his remarks on Islam. They also asked the pope if they should return to Islam and deny their Christian faith based on his remarks. In their letter, “From former Muslims who became Catholics, ‬and their friends,‬‬‬‬ to His Holiness Pope Francis,‬‬ aboutRead moreRead more

Andy Stanley’s Claims About Bible, Virgin Birth, Not So Different From Islam

Believe it or not, the buffoonery and erroneous teachings advanced over the past few years by self-ascribed evangelical leaders, was surpassed this Christmas by Andy Stanley, founder of North Point Ministries, and son of renowned evangelist, Charles Stanley. No stranger to controversy, Andy Stanley’s assertions this year about the Bible are worse than those made by former mega-churchRead moreRead more

Did You Know: A Christian Pastor Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?

Interestingly, an upstate New York Baptist minister’s son, Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance years after following his father’s footsteps into the pulpit and then out into the public square in New York City and Boston. Later in his life, Bellamy accepted a job to promote a family magazine, Youth’s Companion, which had aRead moreRead more

Mormonism is Not Christianity

Reading the results of the Pew poll about Mormonism, reminds me of what Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in “Strength to Love”: “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” The fact that two thirds of mainline Protestants and Catholics believe Mormonism is a Christian religion is an unfortunateRead moreRead more

Jesus, Taxes and Proof-Texting

Here’s the problem with liberals like Erika Christakis: they misuse Christian Scripture for their own political purposes, which is exactly what Jesus was against. She recently argued in TIME magazine that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is “un-Christian” because of his budget proposal. Her complete distortion of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5Read moreRead more

Huckabee and American Ministers Invigorated by the Power of the Cross in Poland, Seek to Harness that Power in America

A common theme arose throughout Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Journey with Christian leaders in Poland: The Power of the Cross. They heard first hand how Poland’s freedom from communist occupation was primarily possible because of Pope John Paul II. But equally important, was the Polish people’s struggle to maintain their national identity, which was deeply rooted in theirRead moreRead more

The Boy Scouts Should Have Seen It Coming: The Gay Agenda Certainly Did

Sixty percent of the 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts voted to allow openly gay members, but not leaders yesterday, in a predictable change to the 103 year-old civic organization. What are the possible outcomes? Litagation? Most likely. Defections? Definitely. The response by faith groups who are the most vested with the Scouts-the Catholic Church,Read moreRead more

Al Sharpton Is As Much a Reverend As I Am a Black Man

In America many people claim to be something they are not and get away with it, which explains why Al Sharpton continues to use the title Reverend. However, he is as much a reverend as I am a black man. By age ten Sharpton was “ordained” by Pentecostal minister Bishop F.D. Washington—a man with noRead moreRead more

The only bogus claims are those made by CAIR

The purpose of my Axis Mundi column in The Washington Times is to address issues, problems, solutions and encouragement for Christians about a range of issues that are important to faith and family. In the queue are drafts about ministers, religious freedom, elections and state- or event-specific issues. The column to which Nihad Awad, nationalRead moreRead more