Commentary

Albert Mohler: RC Sproul 1939 – 2017

Handmaid’s Tale

On Thursday December 14th, R.C. Sproul met his Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face. My own pilgrimage as a theologian cannot be traced without the indelible influence of R.C. Sproul. He was one of the great defenders of historic Christianity of our times. It is fair to say that R.C....

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Albert Mohler: The Full Joy Of Christmas

Handmaid’s Tale

‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, and one of the beautiful of our carols asks the most important question of all: “What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” Christmas demands an answer to that question. Even with all the fanfare and frantic activity of...

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Albert Mohler: The Message And Majesty Of Handel’s “Messiah”

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Everyone knows about George Frideric Handel , but few remember Charles Jennens , but it was Jennens who wrote and conceived the idea of the “Messiah,” the massive oratorio that is performed thousands of times worldwide at Christmas. Jennens wrote the libretto—the text—of the “Messiah,” tying together the Bible’s central story: God’s salvation...

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Michael Medved: Hanukkah Affirms History Over Fantasy

Black Monument

During the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, it’s worthwhile to connect the holiday to recent controversies surrounding Jerusalem. The joyous holiday celebrates the purification and re-dedication of Jerusalem’s Second Temple in 164 BC, but today the official Palestinian position denies that this Temple ever even existed. That absurd notion not only contradicts...

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Jerry Bowyer: The True Meaning Of A Christmas Carol

Trump Trade

“If they would rather die they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” With that quote, Ebenezer Scrooge makes perfectly clear the true political message of “A Christmas Carol.” Dickens was writing amidst a wave of hysteria about population growth, triggered shortly before by Thomas Malthus, who argued that reproduction...

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Michael Medved: What all the Abusers and Harassers Have in Common

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Recent charges of assault and harassment have destroyed powerful figures in every field of endeavor. These accusations have afflicted liberals and conservatives, straight and gay, black and white, with only one factor linking every one of the accused: they are all men. That’s not because women have no power to...

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Hugh Hewitt: A Blockbuster Revelation At The FBI

The Washington Post recently reported that a former top FBI official, Peter Strzok, who had previously been assigned to and then removed from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, had “exchanged politically charged texts disparaging [President] Trump and supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton” and that Strzok was also “a key player...

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Jerry Bowyer: A Necessary Fix On Tax Reform

Trump Trade

The Senate version of tax reform has a hidden problem which needs to be addressed. It would greatly increase the tax burden on companies which are in debt. When a company expands operations, by say, building a factory, they usually borrow money to do it. The tax code has always allowed business to take...

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Albert Mohler: Masterpiece Cake Shop And The Future Of Religious Liberty

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This past Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case formally known as “Masterpiece Cake Shop vs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission.” In terms of religious liberty , there has been no recent case before the Supreme Court more important than this one. The backstory is that in 2012, Jack Phillips,...

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Hugh Hewitt: Our Culture And The Sexual Misconduct Crisis

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the good thing that can come when a bad thing happens. The recent wave of sexual misconduct is very disturbing. We can probably call this “the Great Purge,” how American society woke up and rid itself of bad and boorish behavior—sometimes worse than...

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Michael Medved: A Great Movie’s Misleading Message

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The magnificent new Churchill movie, “ Darkest Hour ,” easily counts among the year’s best, but a crucial scene sends a message the real Sir Winston would have hated. In the movie, the Prime Minister wavers over starting peace talks with Hitler, and on the way to a cabinet meeting, he wanders...

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Lanhee Chen: Confirm Azar as New Secretary for Health and Human Services

Tax Reform

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. It’s an important job, as the future of Obamacare hangs in the balance and Republicans continue to express their desire to repeal and replace the law. Azar is highly qualified for the post: He served as...

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Albert Mohler: The Truth About The American Bar Association

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The American Bar Association has recently tipped its hand, showing how very partisan it has become. Joe Palazzolo, writing at the Wall Street Journal, reports that “tensions between Senate Republicans and the bar association, the largest organization of lawyers in the nation, have escalated in recent weeks after the ABA...

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Albert Mohler: Theology: Back in the Headlines

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Theology roared back into the headlines recently but in this case it wasn’t Christian theology but Islamic theology. This has to do with the tragic attack that took place at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula , where Egyptian officials report that over 300 persons were killed in a mass attack. What...

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