In the Line of Fire, by Michael Brown

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In the Line of Fire

Monster truck, fireworks and more at the 2024 Stronger Men's Conference

Driscoll, Lindell Megachurch Confrontation Sparks Controversy

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I arrived at my radio studio Monday to learn that social media sites were blowing up over the latest controversy involving Pastor Mark Driscoll. He had publicly called out the performance of a sword-swallowing acrobat as demonic without talking to the pastor first. The pastor, in turn, then called out Driscoll in midstream, shutting down

Netanyahu speaking, a flag of Israel on each side.

How Will Israel Retaliate Against Iran?

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As expected, in retaliation for Israel’s killing of a top Iranian general and seven other senior military leaders on April 1, all of whom were suspected of having Israeli blood on their hands, Iran struck back on Saturday night, launching roughly 350 drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles on Israel. This marked the first time

Former President Donald Trump

Why Is Donald Trump So Hated?

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There is no neutrality when it comes to Donald Trump. He is arguably the most polarizing figure in America, if not in the world, and at the mention of his name, temperatures rise. To his loyal supporters, he is a courageous hero of superhuman proportions. To his fervent detractors, he is the incarnation of evil

displaying showing three flags of Israel

The Hoax of Denying Replacement Theology

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In an April 4 article titled “The Hoax of Replacement Theology,” Gary DeMar claims that “The modern-day Israel-Church distinction is contrary to everything we find in the Bible,” by which he means that the nation of Israel, outside of Jesus, can be seen as “the people of God.” He also claims that “The Replacement Theology

Former President Donald J. Trump

Our Delicate Dance With Donald Trump

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In April 2016 I wrote an article titled, “Donald Trump is Not Your Protector: A Warning to Conservative Christians.” It began with a strong word of caution: “Donald Trump has presented himself as a protector of conservative Christians and as the best friend Christians will ever have. He has held up his mother’s Bible and

part of a fingerprint in red, white and blue

America Is in Moral Freefall

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For many years now, it has been clear that America has been in a steep moral and spiritual decline, despite some genuine revival movements along with some holy pushback against the growing cultural insanity. But two recent examples confirm that we are now in moral freefall. The first is President Biden’s proclamation that March 31,

Damage left by Hamas rockets on an Israeli city

Hamas Wears the Smiling Face of Demonic Evil

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Less than three hours ago, I was sitting in the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., watching 47 minutes of footage from the Hamas massacre on Oct. 7, together with a small group of specially invited evangelical leaders. The images, as expected, were jarring, disturbing, horrific. Little children in their pajamas, butchered in their own beds,

Graphic showing Bible on the American flag.

Repeating the Question: Is America a Christian Nation?

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With the ever-increasing warnings about the alleged danger of “Christian nationalism,” however ambiguous that term might be, it is only fair to ask: Is America a Christian nation? And, just as importantly: Has America ever been a Christian nation? And how does this relate to Christian nationalism? One of the latest fear-provoking headlines, this one

Women protesting with fists in air.

Why Are (Young) Women So Woke?

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Commenting on a Finland-based study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Oskari Lahtinen, the author of the study, said, “The gender divide was probably most surprising to me. Three out of five women view ‘woke’ ideas positively, but only one out of seven men.” This reflects a similar phenomenon observed in other countries, and,

Dr. Michael L. and Nancy Brown

Celebrating 48 Years of Marital Bliss

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Thursday, March 14, 2024, marks 48 years of marriage for Nancy and me, and I can truly say that they have been wonderful years. Whatever trials or tests or difficulties or disappointments we have endured have been far overshadowed by the blessed union we have experienced together. As I have often said, outside of my

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