Snake-Handling Pastor Dies from Snakebite

Jamie Coots, a snake-handling Pentecostal pastor who used live serpents as part of his religious services, died last Sunday after being bitten by a snake and refusing medical attention. Reportedly, Coots had been bitten nine times in the past. Religious leaders who practice snake-handling base their actions on a verse in the Bible found in […]

Pope Francis Says the Internet is a “Gift from God”

It seems as if anytime Pope Francis speaks, it becomes news. This week he made the news by referring to the internet as a “gift from God.” But Pope Francis also warned that our obsession with staying digitally connected can isolate us from our neighbors, families, and friends. The internet is definitely one of my […]

Billy Graham’s Last Message to America

Last night, I along with millions of others around the world watched what was being called Evangelist Billy Graham’s last message to America. I must admit, the message was quite different from what I had expected. I thought the 95-year-old famed evangelist would be talking during the entire presentation. Instead, his last message to America […]

Pastor John MacArthur Takes Aim at Pentecostals and Charismatics

In his Strange Fire conference held last week, noted pastor John MacArthur had harsh words for those belonging to the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. He argues that they are flawed with theological error. According to him, the so-called gifts of the Holy Spirit embraced by them are not genuine. Understandably, Pastor MacArthur has come under some […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.–A Man Whom God Raised Up for Such a Time as His

On the third Monday of each January, we pay homage to the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a national holiday. That alone says a lot. For upon no other individuals besides George Washington and Christopher Columbus have we bestowed similar honor.  We remember Dr. King primarily for his profound […]