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“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

Last week Congress overwhelmingly passed, and the President signed, a bill creating a federal holiday commemorating Juneteenth, the celebration of the emancipation of the enslaved population of the United States.

The theme of Juneteenth 2020 was the theme of every American tradition and celebration during the year of COVID-19: separation from loved ones. But unlike other traditions and celebrations, Juneteenth wouldn’t exist without violent separation. It’s out of slavery’s destruction of Black famil…

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

I'm not really sure what my step-father was expecting back in 1983 when he married my mom. I lived in Tennessee, so I wasn't on hand to watch their courtship. I've heard stories though, and I do know a couple of things for certain.

"You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God."

Marijuana has been the subject of public debate for many years and doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. With so much talk coming both enthusiasts and opponents, it can be difficult to cut through the clutter and find the truth about what we actually know about the mysterious green …

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions over the past few months, Texas weather has been releasing its pent-up energy like a post-quarantine exhibitionist with multiple personality disorder.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

“Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our form; He is mindful that we are nothing but dust.”

SAN DIEGO — The genius of America revealed itself to me several years ago in — of all places — a bagel shop. One day, in the overwhelmingly White suburb where I live, I walked in to find the Chinese American owner conversing in Spanish with a pair of Mexican immigrants who bought a bag of th…

“For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.”

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The Texas Legislature has gone home, and Gov. Greg Abbott — who’ll be seeking reelection next year — has returned to the top concern of the state’s Republican voters: immigration and border security.

“Stop striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”

“I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”

I have spent the past 42 years practicing and teaching principles of rationality. As I learned during my doctoral education in rhetoric, rationality is at the core of our humanity and anchors productive deliberation in a democratic society.

“Therefore, treat the parts of your earthly body as dead to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience ...”

Planes used to be a means of travel for the rich. You’d see people in the movies or on TV flying first-class with five-course meals, champagne, cloth napkins, cocktails and a nice restroom at the back of the plane.

Today's Bible verse

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

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