The evangelical army struck back again this past weekend after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal across the country by a 5-4 majority. Evangelical leaders from Russell Moore to Albert Mohler to Matt Chandler to Randy Alcorn signed a statement, entitled "Here We Stand," standing against the SCOTUS decision. I'll state this: homosexuality is a sin, as … Continue reading We’re Fighting the Wrong Sexual Immorality Battle. Primarily, At Least.
Twitter can be a wonderful place for news, opinions and the occasional funny meme or cute photo. If you don't follow @CuteEmergency, you're missing out on some incredible things. As I scanned through the Trending Topics, as I'm prone to do often, I saw "Bristol Palin" on the list. Curiosity piqued, I clicked and found … Continue reading Bristol Palin’s Second Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy Deserves Grace Too. Just Like the 5700th Time I Lusted.
I know my title sets me apart from a lot of Christian voices who have spent tons of time over the last few months calling for racial reconciliation and interracial conversation over the multiple shootings involving African Americans. This thought struck me over the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag hoisted above the state capitol building … Continue reading Racism Doesn’t End Here. It Ends at the End of Days.
I'm really afraid that, in our current Christian culture, we attribute certain labels to part of what it means to be a Christian that often end up overshadowing who we really are: believers in Jesus. Let me give a few examples. Calvinist/Reformed. This is the subset I've run into most in recent years, especially in the … Continue reading The Destructive Labels of Current Christian Culture
I was in the shower this morning and the song "Lord, I Need You" came to my mind. It's a fantastic song because it's so darn true. You can make the argument that it's cheesy and simple and your typical Christian worship song, but it reminded me of a few things about God and why … Continue reading Four Reasons Why I Need God
I swore I'd never write one of these on this blog, but before her name blows up all over the place, I want to make sure she gets this too. If you don't know who Karen Fitzgibbons is, read this story. Dear Karen, My name is Zachary Horner. You don't know me, but I've heard … Continue reading An Open Letter to Karen Fitzgibbons
Note from Zach: This is part 1 of a 14-part series in which I explore 14 songs that have meant something to me in my life. The order of these songs is not reflective on anything regarding their impact or depth of meaning, they're simply done in alphabetical order of the artist. "There are so … Continue reading Life Songs, Pt. 1: I’m going through a process to stop seeing women as objects
Psalm 106 is a retelling of the story of the Israelites, God's people, the chosen nation. And for 43 verses, it's a mess. It's probably the worst indictment of any people in Scripture (don't hold me to that). If I were an Israelite and I read that being written about me, I'd probably feel pretty … Continue reading The Gospel of the Old Testament Is the Same as the Gospel of the New Testament.
Savannah and Maggie go with Caleb to church on Sunday. Caleb is asked to speak at his church during the evening worship service about the process of the show and what to look for in a relationship. There’s a Q&A at the end and Caleb is asked if he’s made a decision yet. He chuckles … Continue reading The Christian Bachelor: My Exploration of Christian Dating Culture
Christians' insistence on hitting back hard at public controversies has yet again made us look like insensitive fools who don't actually care about people but care more about being "right" instead of doing both. Matt Walsh: What he most closely resembles is a mentally disordered man who is being manipulated by disingenuous liberals and self-obsessed gay … Continue reading Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Fiasco Reveals Something We Miss Almost Every Time