Let My People Meet: Capitol Hill Baptist, and Inconsistent Government Rules

Real violations of religious liberty occur when the government singles out churches, not when everyone has to follow the same rules. In recent news, Mark Dever and the members of Capitol Hill Baptist Church has filed a complaint against the mayor of Washington D.C. Muriel Bowser. The basic message of the complaint centers around “…the right to gather for corporate worship free from threat of governmental sanction.” For those who may not be familiar, here are some of the... Read More

Mental Illness and the ‘Medical Theodicy’ Trap

Why do we feel such a palpable sense of spiritual relief when the problem is with the body rather than the mind? Five years ago I received a telephone call from a friend. She told me that one of our mutual friends had taken his own life. No one knew why. Brian was a successful health-care professional, with a wife, a family, and an apparently very bright future. Many of us had not seen any indications that something was wrong, although those in close contact with him knew there were... Read More

What Pastors See as the ‘New Normal’ for Preaching After the Pandemic

COVID-19’s ministry disruptions are generating lasting insights. The sanctuary was empty. But that didn’t distract Claude Alexander. He had just finished preaching from Jeremiah 8 on the temptation to despair amid COVID-19 and the hope found in Christ. As he called on musicians to sing “Lead Me to the Rock,” Alexander was visibly moved to tears by his sense of God’s presence, and worship continued another 30 minutes on the livestream. For Alexander, senior pastor... Read More

Newly-Renamed Miles Mikolas NSU Baseball Golf Classic Scheduled for Dec. 14

Story Links FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Athletics has announced that the Ninth Annual NSU Baseball Golf Classic will be named the Miles Mikolas NSU Baseball Golf Classic, and will now be held on December 14 at Grande Oakes Golf Club in Davie. In its ninth edition, this tournament of baseball alumni, friends, family and program supporters returns to Grande Oaks for the fourth consecutive year, with former Shark and current St. Louis Cardinals All-Star pitcher Miles... Read More

Polling shows Biden leads Trump among Hispanic voters in Florida, but the numbers aren’t bad for the president

“For Biden to be in range in Florida, he needs to get over the 60% threshold of Latino support. To get there he will need to maximize his level of support among non-Cuban Hispanic voters, even if he earns a high level of support among Cubans,” Carlos Odio said in a virtual news briefing this week. Odio is co-founder and senior vice president of EquisLabs, Co-Founder & Senior Vice President of EquisLabs, a Democratic research firm that focuses on the Latino electorate. ... Read More

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ ahead of Jacksonville, Miami visits

Trump unveiled his agenda ahead of a two-day swing to several battleground states, including the all-important Florida. There, he will hold a rally in Jacksonville and later court Latino voters at a round-table in Doral on Friday. Then he’ll fly to Atlanta, Georgia, to deliver a speech on black economic empowerment. He’ll end the day with another rally in Newport News, Virginia. ... Read More

They promised Cubans entry into the U.S. Instead, they tortured and extorted them, prosecutors say.

The kidnappers contacted a second victim’s Miami-based family in January 2019 and said their relative would be beaten and killed if they didn’t fork over $7,000, according to court records. Later, the victim told the FBI that an unnamed kidnapper “told the group that he had raped the wives of other victims he had previously kidnapped as a form of payment,” according to court records. ... Read More