‘We’re never going to lock down again,’ President Trump says in Tampa, as Joe Biden vows in Broward to ‘shut down the virus’

About 18 minutes into his speech, as Biden was talking about the need to address climate change and the importance of unity, the skies opened up and it began raining heavily, prompting audience members to seek cover. “Guess what, it’s starting to rain, I’m going to shorten this for you all,” Biden said. ... Read More

‘There’s our next president!’ Fort Lauderdale residents say as Biden makes surprise visit to campaign office

“I don’t know if Biden will save the soul of the country, but I think he’ll put us back on the right direction,” she said. “Hopefully he will make a change so we can work together. I want to feel like I’m part of the country, and it shouldn’t be based on my skin color.” ... Read More

Iguanas may be growing more tolerant to the cold, and that’s bad news for Florida

That’s bad news considering iguanas are invasive, propagate profusely and wreak havoc on homes, gardens, sidewalks, pool decks, seawalls, boats and anywhere else they eat and, well, poop. They’re so destructive, the state of Florida issued a call for homeowners to kill them. (It later clarified the statement, saying it’s best to call a professional to do the deed.) ... Read More

God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian

Don’t let partisan extremes and animosities prevent you from entering the arena for the sake of the common good. Many Christians today are struggling with the question of whether, or to what extent, they should get involved in the messy world of American politics. This is a dilemma we feel most acutely whenever election season rolls around—and especially when the choices on offer appear far from ideal. If there are disagreements within your church about the wisdom and efficacy of... Read More

Five Hollywood police officers opened fire on man waving a gun

Because Memorial Hospital is essentially a jail to Ivnitsky, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is standing guard over him. Lt. Don Prichard, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said inmates in the hospital can have visits only from their defense attorneys due to security reasons. Prichard said the Sheriff’s Office has made exceptions if the inmate is terminally ill. ... Read More

Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.

How inner transformation shapes outward proclamation. Your preaching is not God’s work. You are God’s work. I received this vision in a peculiar way. As I was minding my own business leading a foundation that helped denominations start new churches, unexpectedly a headhunter came my way seeking my interest in leading Alpha USA. I have always loved the intersection of evangelism, church, and culture. I had great respect for international Alpha leaders, so I sincerely sought... Read More

Gabriel Salguero: Threading the Election 2020 Needle

The importance of Christian discipleship in election season. Over the last month, I have done over a dozen press interviews on the Hispanic evangelical vote and election 2020. I imagine that much of the interest is because Latino evangelicals are at the nexus of two major voting constituencies in America. There are close to 60 million Latinos living in the United States and they overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Evangelicals, who are about 25% of the US population, vote overwhelmingly... Read More

French Churches Heighten Security After Deadly Attack

Evangelicals pray for peace after three were killed at a Catholic church in Nice, the third incident in recent months attributed to Muslim extremists. French evangelicals are mourning along with the Catholic church and the rest of the nation after an attacker armed with a knife killed three people Thursday at a basilica in the Mediterranean city of Nice. “Let us be peacemakers in a French society that lacks it. Pray for our fellow citizens, whatever their religion. Let us love our... Read More

Recognizing the ‘Sins of Our Fathers’ Means Admitting We’re Their Children

The Bible tells us we only escape original sin through our perfect savior. My dad has been bald since I can remember. As a high-school kid, I convinced myself that I didn’t have his hairline. Here I am, 34 years old and slowly succumbing to the inevitable arithmetic of heredity plus time. Some inheritances can’t be escaped. We’ve seen this truth on full display during the widespread protests this summer. A generation of Americans is coming to terms with the nation... Read More