Matthew 7:15 HCSB
“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor today of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, who declined to bake a custom cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding because of his religious beliefs.Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a historic case involving religious liberty, LGBT rights, and the First Amendment.
Christians are often accused of taking a “blind leap into the dark.” However, my father Josh set out to disprove the Christian faith historically, but instead found the evidence powerful and convincing. So, when he became a Christian, it wasn’t a blind leap into the dark, but a knowledgeable step into the light. He placed the evidence onto the scales, and in his estimation, it tipped in favor of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, resurrected from the dead. You may be convinced by the evidence. On the other hand, you may find it wanting. But the claim that “faith is blind” simply ignores the biblical and historical evidence. In fact, only someone who hasn’t truly weighed the evidence could make such a claim. If you haven’t considered the evidence yet, maybe now is the time. — Sean McDowell (from, Clearing the Fog: “Christianity Doesn’t Need Evidence Because Faith is Blind”)
Last week, a judge in New York ruled that a 30-year-old man must move out of his childhood home on June 1 after his parents served him with several notices asking him to go. The ruling inadvertently exposed a hidden truth: The boys are not all right. A generation of damaged boys are turning into impaired men and, as seen by the mocking coverage of this case, we’re treating this development like a joke, encouraged to ridicule and condemn them for it.
I just heard the story of a man who was adopted when he was 9 days old. This little boy who could have easily been aborted instead has had a wonderful life. He doesn’t remember a time that he did not know that he was adopted, but he did not care, his parents were the people who raised him, and they were perfect! This little boy grew up to go to law school, had the privilege of working with Supreme Court Justices, and go on to be the Dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, get married and have four kids, and eventually meet his birth mother who did love him. It is scary to think how easily some people could have aborted him. Countless kids with just that much potential have been aborted. Who knows, many the person who could have created the cure for cancer wound up in the trash can at Planned Parenthood. Life is the beautiful choice!
The adoption story was a small part of the audiobook- Wait, What?: And Life’s Other Essential Questions by James Ryan