Published June 26, 2012
I don’t know about you, but in my life thus far, I haven’t often had the opportunity to speak in front of the president of the United States. Or to chit-chat with the vice president or to publicly pretend the former Speaker of the House is my wife or to lead thirty-five hundred people in singing “Amazing Grace.” A capella. But unless I dreamed it, I did have the opportunity to do all these things once. It was at something called the National Prayer Breakfast.
Published April 21, 2012
Adolf Hitler's birthday was once widely celebrated all over Germany in April. How is it that one man slunk to his death defeated and is today despised by the whole world, while another man went to his death with God's peace, and is today everywhere hailed as a hero, as one of the few Germans with the courage to see what was happening and to speak against it and act against it, even at the cost of his own life?
Published December 26, 2011
If I had one wish for American in 2012, I wish that we would get to know the Bible better. The Bible is no less a part of our cultural heritage than Shakespeare is -- and by the way, Shakespeare's plays are absolutely loaded with Biblical references.
Published June 23, 2011
Vulgarity has now officially entered the mainstream of our culture and I think people have to respectfully stand up and say "no thanks."
Published December 03, 2010
Author Eric Metaxas details the life -- and death -- of biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.
Published January 15, 2010
It's tempting and natural to want to understand what causes tragedy, but we also have to be careful not to point our fingers at the sins of others.
Published December 07, 2009
Is the Obama administration so afraid to offend people of other beliefs that they will seriously consider obliterating basic American traditions?