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Column Archives - August 28, 2003 to April 30, 2010
For current columns, visit www.jamesrobison.net

Live To Fulfill God's Will
Freedom is not the right to do what we wish, but the liberty to do what is right.

04/30/2010

The Silent Majority Must Speak
It is time for the church to boldly speak out.

04/23/2010

Tax Week — Who Pays?
Taxes should fund some basic necessities and everyone should participate, but the current trend goes against this founding principle.

04/16/2010

Common Concerns of the Church and State
Our nation is heading in the wrong direction and much of the responsibility lies in the church. Still, there is hope — and it lies in the church, as well.

04/09/2010

Father, Forgive Them
Good Friday brings the hope of forgiveness.

04/02/2010

Our Certain Hope
Only real love, real compassion and a real connection between people can provide real help.

03/26/2010

Freedom's Only Hope
No political agenda can bring about the desperately needed changes in our country; that can only come through a changing of people's hearts.

03/19/2010

Common Concerns
Our founders had doctrinal differences, yet they established our nation on proven, common principles.

03/12/2010

The Blind Leading the Blind
Our nation is blindly being led into the ditch of defeat, despair, dissension, division and debt.

03/05/2010

Christians and Politics
Why should a minister feel threatened to talk about the responsibility of Christians to participate in the fate of our nation?

02/26/2010

Breaking the Cycle of Defeat
From the moment God created mankind in total freedom, people have given in to the subtle, seductive power of bondage.

02/19/2010

The Blessing of God
Our nation has been blessed, but what have we done with that blessing?

02/12/2010

The Closet
There's a time to go into "thy closet" and a time to "come out."

02/05/2010

Remembering Reagan
After this week's State of the Union address, I couldn't help but reflect on strong leadership.

01/29/2010

Haiti and the Judgment of God
If the Haitian earthquake was God's judgment, He missed his target.

01/22/2010

Rebuilding Haiti's Foundation
Haiti's structure is weak. It must be rebuilt on a solid foundation.

01/15/2010

Join Me in Prayer
My top concerns for the church and our nation.

01/08/2010

The Garden of God
Commitment for the New Year and beyond...

01/01/2010

Happy Birthday, Jesus
This is the time to personally experience the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

12/25/2009

A Failure To Communicate
It appears that our leaders in Washington can't get along – and there is a reason.

12/18/2009

Abusing Freedom
When unscrupulous people abuse freedom, unwise people blame the freedom instead of the abuse.

12/11/2009

Drunk, But Not On Wine
Isaiah warns of a spiritual intoxication that leads to destruction.

12/04/2009

Thankful
Reflections on this Thankgiving holiday.

11/27/2009

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin
Personal words for the former governor and her stance for solid principles.

11/20/2009

The Lessons of Fort Hood
Reflections on principles after the first terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

11/13/2009

Change Hearts To Change Laws
I fully agree with any political initiative to fight gay marriage, but we must not simply stand against something; we must stand for something.

11/06/2009

Just Take A Painkiller
Do we really want politicians telling us if we are allowed to have critical medical care?

10/30/2009

Our Political Vietnam
We will be hurt unless we can properly identify those who want to hurt us.

10/23/2009

Healing Hands
Allowing a doctor to participate in the healing process does not compromise one's faith.

10/09/2009

How's That Change Working For You?
A review of pre-election observations proves prophetic.

10/02/2009

Is There a Revolution on the Horizon?
Will America return to the principles that made her a great nation?

09/25/2009

Overcoming the Darkness
We are in a fight, but we "wrestle not with flesh and blood."

09/18/2009

It Is Time To Dial 911
America needs to issue an emergency call for spiritual help.

09/11/2009

Wake Up, Church!
Those committed to rock-solid principles are the only hope we have for a secure and prosperous future.

09/04/2009

Sitting in the Counsel of the Ungodly
You can tell a leader by his advisors.

08/28/2009

Angry...What Next?
Should Christians ever protest their government?

08/21/2009

Restoration, Not Transformation
We need to return to the founding fathers' wisdom of a limited government of the people, for the people and by the people.

08/14/2009

Enabling the Irresponsible: Funding Foolishness
Government is a spoiled, out-of-control money addict; we are its enablers.

08/07/2009

The Joy and Blessings of Servanthood
The more we bless, the more we are blessed.

07/31/2009

I See The Enemy
Our enemy is not "flesh and blood," but the ideologies taking over Washington DC.

07/24/2009

The Greatest Ponzi Scheme
Charles Ponzi and Bernard Madoff went to jail for it, yet Congress has been doing it for decades.

07/17/2009

The Declaration of Dependence
President Obama declares all nations "interdependent" and claims everyone should be treated equally.

07/10/2009

The New American Crisis
"These are the times that try men's souls," Thomas Paine wrote in 1776. Once again, we face threats to our liberty.

07/03/2009

Fools Cannot Make Wise Decisions
When we defy the principles of God, we become fools incapable of wise leadership.

06/26/2009

America on the Road to Ruin
"If destruction be our lot," Abraham Lincoln said, "we must ourselves be its author and finisher."

06/19/2009

Rise Up, Defenders Of Freedom
Now is the time to stand up for freedom and the principles that made our country great.

06/12/2009

Shooting Your Cause In The Foot
People can often set themselves back by choosing the wrong actions and words.

06/05/2009

Equality Is Not Sameness
The law can give us equal opportunity, but nobody can guarantee equal outcome.

05/29/2009

Harmony of Church and State
America was not built on separation of church and state, but rather harmony of church and state.

05/22/2009

Engraved In Stone
America's history acknowledges God, but America's people must acknowledge him, too.

05/15/2009

When The Roof Collapses
The Dallas Cowboys' harrowing experience illustrates bigger truths.

05/08/2009

Freedom of Speech: The Right to Preach
"Hate Crimes" bill threatens to outlaw the Gospel.

05/01/2009

The Sins of Our Fathers
It makes no sense to hold on to resentment from generations past.

04/24/2009

One Way To Heaven?
Christians don't condemn others to hell, they just repeat Jesus' words on how to get to heaven.

04/17/2009

A Dark Day, A Bright Light
Easter brings a message of hope and promise through Jesus Christ.

04/10/2009

When Insanity Rules
America is quickly being divided into two groups: those who pay taxes and those who consume taxes.

04/03/2009

Not Going To Bow
A British great-grandmother is under attack by gay activists for living out her Christianity.

03/27/2009

When Profit Is A Crime
We no longer seem to know what's right or wrong and it is destroying our freedom.

03/20/2009

A Visit with Billy Graham
When Betty and I visited the legendary evangelist last weekend, I remembered the inspiration of this great man of God.

03/13/2009

Don't Feed The Foxes
Why is it illegal to feed much of the wildlife in our country and what can we learn from the reality behind these laws?

03/06/2009

Rewarding Failure
It's a "fool's bargain" to trade perceived goodies by confiscating the wealth of productive Americans and giving it to the unsuccessful.

02/27/2009

Going Up?
Only a foundation of absolute truth will enable us to move in a positive "vertical" direction.

02/20/2009

Calm in the Face of Crisis
Panic and fear never work well when making important decisions.

02/13/2009

Containing Evil
Like the body controls a virus or cancer, evil must be contained or it will destroy.

02/06/2009

When Dreams Come True
If your dreams came true, what impact would they have?

01/30/2009

I Am Deeply Concerned
President Obama campaigned on "change," but will it be a good change or a bad change?

01/23/2009

Good and Evil
Those who deny the existence of evil disarm us in our struggle to defeat it.

01/16/2009

When Weakness Becomes Wickedness
There must be compassion toward weakness, but no compromise with wickedness.

01/09/2009

Hope for the New Year
What can we trust in the new year...strength or wealth? Or perhaps something better?

01/02/2009

The Uncontroversial Christmas
No activist can rob us of true joy and peace.

12/19/2008

Soaring Past Our Fear
It takes knowledge and wisdom to navigate the storms of life.

12/12/2008

The Joy of Giving
We shouldn't "give to get," especially around Christmas.

12/05/2008

A Grateful Heart
A special Thanksgiving message from James.

11/27/2008

Corey the Well Driller
A hard-working small business owner tells his story to the next president.

11/21/2008

Let The Church Be The Church
Christians must understand the proper role of the church to impact our world.

11/14/2008

The End of a Racist Era
The civil rights struggle can declare a major victory.

11/07/2008

What Kind Of Change?
Change should only come as the result of wise choices based on sound principles.

10/31/2008

A Light In Dark Times
Finding peace, direction and comfort in dark times.

10/24/2008

Investing In Wisdom
We need something better than the wisdom of men, especially during fearful times.

10/17/2008

Bad Judgment Brings Judgment
We are reaping what we have sown.

10/10/2008

The Truth Behind The Mortgage Crisis
The current financial crisis has been brewing for the last decade.

10/03/2008

The Source for Stability and Security
A shaky economy raises tough questions.

09/26/2008

Is Our Government Broken?
Government cannot guarantee success in business.

09/19/2008

The Greatest People on Earth
Greatness can come in some unusual and unsuspected places.

09/12/2008

Talk Is Not Always Cheap
Politicians can talk, but are their words cheap, costly or valuable?

09/05/2008

Pray and Participate
People of faith must be involved in the process of choosing our leaders.

08/29/2008

Finding Truth in the Debate
Finally, we hear the candidates' principles without the bias of the national media.

08/22/2008

The Power of a Focused Mind
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps illustrates the power of focusing on and achieving a goal.

08/15/2008

Batman, Spiderman and the Real Superhero
Fiction mirros the real-life struggle between good and evil, but there is only one true hero.

08/08/2008

Only One Messiah
There is only one true Messiah, and he's not a political candidate.

08/01/2008

A Hero's Welcome
Though he beat a 4-year-old girl to death, a recently freed man is now a national hero.

07/25/2008

One Way Out
Why do Christians claim that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven?

07/18/2008

The Cycle of Poverty
Despite years of aid to Africa, we are still fighting poverty. Is this success or failure?

07/11/2008

The Last Independence Day
Liberty without wisdom and virtue is a dangerous thing.

07/04/2008

Government: Protector or Provider?
Other than protecting us, what has the government done well?

06/27/2008

Peace In The Face Of Tragedy
A young widow faces an unimaginable crime with unshaken grace.

06/20/2008

Happy ______ Day
Missing fathers leave empty places; yet, they can be filled.

06/13/2008

Where Are The Good Samaritans?
A man in desperate need gets passed by.

06/06/2008

Good Judgment or Judgmentalism?
"Judge not, lest ye be judged." Does that mean we can't disagree?

05/23/2008

Embracing Jesus
Reflections on a recent trip to the mission field.

05/16/2008

A Tribute to Mothers
I have been blessed to observe firsthand six inspirational mothers.

05/09/2008

Children Caught in the Middle
I can relate to the children in west Texas who have been taken away from their home.

05/02/2008

Does Going "Green" Mean Going Hungry?
People are being sacrificed at the altar of environmentalism.

04/25/2008

A Love Letter to Oprah
My admiration for Oprah Winfrey prompts me to address some of her misguided beliefs.

04/18/2008

Looking To the Wrong Source
Those who look to "The Hill" in Washington rather than "the hills" in the Bible will only sink deeper into the muck of poverty and dependence.

04/11/2008

Here's The Bad News
It's not the news that is getting worse, it's the negative reporting from the news networks.

04/04/2008

Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
Ministers of anger, pride, greed and dissention are not ministers of God.

03/28/2008

Politicians, Problems and Principles
Politicians can idenfity problems, but what we need are principled solutions.

03/21/2008

Never Doubt the Power of Sin
Sin destroys everyone -- from the guy on the corner to the governor of New York.

03/14/2008

Is Peace Possible?
What can Christians do to promote peace in Israel?

03/07/2008

Itching Ears
Smooth words may soothe our ears, but they don't solve real problems.

02/29/2008

My Sweet Betty
As we celebrate our 45th Anniversary, I can't help but honor my wonderful wife.

02/22/2008

Joran van der Sloot's Sea of Selfishness
If the Aruban teen's undercover confession is real, he demonstrates the destructiveness of utter self-centeredness.

02/15/2008

Principled Leadership
There is a difference in standing for something and leading people toward that belief system.

02/08/2008

Deadly Sectarianism
The ongoing violence in Kenya once again illustrates the deadly consequences of sectarianism.

02/01/2008

Out-Of-Control Kids
Children need the right kind of discipline to develop the right character.

01/25/2008

Seeing Beyond The Tattoos
From Korn to Christianity: Miracles can happen when we care about people.

01/18/2008

Dear Britney: A Message To Every Little Girl
What every young girls needs to know about relationships and sexuality.

01/11/2008

The Iowa Caucas: What Does It Say?
Likeable candidates won in Iowa, but likeability must not be the sole determining factor for choosing a president.

01/04/2008

An Amazing Year
An entertaining reflection on the highlights and feedback from the editor of James' weekly column.

12/28/2007

Happy Birthday, Jesus
Return to the true meaning of Christmas to find real life.

12/21/2007

Oprah and Obama
Americans should be able to freely express their views.

12/14/2007

Why Would Science Fear God?
Some leading scientists attempt to expel intelligence from every area of life.

12/07/2007

How 'bout Them Cowboys!
Football illustrates some important principles in life.

11/30/2007

Thoughts on Thanksgiving
James reflects on a lifetime of gratitude.

11/22/2007

Addictions, Compulsions and Solutions
We must be a lifeline to those drowning in addiction and compulsion.

11/16/2007

Soldiers of Freedom
On this Veteran's Day, we honor those who fight for true freedom around the world.

11/09/2007

Seeking Wisdom and Guidance
A leader's religious beliefs matter to me, but do they play a part in one's leadership ability?

11/02/2007

Standing Together Fighting Fire
The good news from the California wildfires.

10/26/2007

The Necessity of National Forgiveness
The Middle East, whether it's the Kurds and Turks or Palestinians and Israelis, need to take a lesson from history in order to find peace.

10/19/2007

Looking for the Perfect Guest
I am criticized for interviewing certain guests on television, but when I refuse to talk to anyone who may have a fault, who is left?

10/12/2007

Fighting The Culture War
Bill O'Reilly is doing his part to improve the thinking in our society. Are you?

10/05/2007

Abusing Freedom
Abusing freedom leads to the loss of freedom.

09/28/2007

Answered Prayer
The secret to getting your prayers answered.

09/21/2007

Some Things Must Not Be Tolerated
"Tolerance" sounds good, but must everything be permissable?

09/14/2007

Quiet Strength
Coach Tony Dungy demonstrates a winning life in Christ.

09/07/2007

The Father and the Prodigals
People facing moral challenges need our help, not our judgment.

08/31/2007

Michael Vick: The End or a New Beginning?
Does the NFL quarterback have a fighting chance at a better life?

08/24/2007

Executing Justice
Failure to uphold the law gets good people killed.

08/17/2007

You Can Be As Rich As Bill Gates
You can attain riches greater than any monetary measure.

08/10/2007

The Enemy Behind The Enemy
We must deal with those who seek our destruction, while realizing the spiritual power behind all evil.

08/03/2007

Dull of Hearing
When it comes to truth, we have a serious hearing problem from the church to the halls of Congress.

07/27/2007

If It's Wrong, It's Wrong
Another week, another scandal. But the truth behind the matter never changes.

07/20/2007

The Right To Retaliate
Jesus Christ was not a violent man. Yet most Christians feel justified to pursue evil men in pre-emptive or retaliatory strikes. How does one follow Christ's example while supporting aggression?

07/13/2007

A Time For Anger
Anger can be useful, if directed in the proper way.

07/06/2007

Listen, Speak and Learn
Freedom of speech is valuable, but the ability to listen to others, express the truth and solve problems together is priceless.

06/29/2007

Legislating Morality
Presidential contenders share how they implement morality into governing.

06/22/2007

Honoring A Godly Woman
Remembering the beautiful and faithful wife of my friend, Billy Graham.

06/15/2007

Comfort: We Love It So Much We May Lose It
We risk losing everything when we don't stand on the principles that make everything possible.

06/08/2007

The Importance of Political Involvement
Readers want to know how to stop the degeneration of our public schools. Here's where you start...

06/01/2007

I Never Thought This Could Happen
A public school forces students to listen to a college professor tell them to have sex with anyone and use drugs.

05/25/2007

The Falwell Factor
I knew Jerry well and, despite our differences, respect many things he brought to our culture.

05/18/2007

The Immigration Solution
An idea to begin addressing the crisis of illegal workers in our country.

05/11/2007

Don't Let The Media Choose Our President
We must not allow the media and poll results to make such important decisions.

05/04/2007

The Predator's Approach
Where will our enemies find weakness to attack?

04/27/2007

When Evil Manifests
Once again, we witness the expression of a real, spiritual force.

04/20/2007

A Masters for the Master
Zack Johnson won the most prestigious tournament in golf while exemplifying the essence of Christianity.

04/13/2007

America has problems...but we are not the problem
Those who blame America for their problems fail to admit the truth about their own situations.

04/06/2007

A Return To Prayer
From the Continental Congress to the Civil War to September 12, 2001, prayer has been a critical part of our national wellbeing.

03/29/2007

No Choice But To Fight
We've been fighting crime in our country for centuries, yet crime rates soar. Should we quit or fight harder?

03/22/2007

A Political View of Sin
Some politicians want the gay community's money too much to admit that homosexuality is an immoral act.

03/15/2007

Peace in the Middle East: A 50-Year Plan
With military bases still in Germany, Italy, Japan and other nations, how long are we willing to commit to the Middle East?

03/08/2007

A Christian Response to Global Warming
Finding a balance between extreme environmentalism and good stewardship of the earth.

03/01/2007

Silently Saving Lives
Education and compassion are the new "weapons" in the battle against abortion.

02/22/2007

Destruction at the Door
If we retreat, our enemies will advance.

02/15/2007

Destroying Division Through Dialogue
A willingness to talk could solve some serious problems.

02/08/2007

A Test of Character
If we are more intent on fighting our president than fighting the real enemy, we are in serious trouble.

02/01/2007

A Roadmap For The Rest Of Our Lives
Betty and I have experienced many great things in our lifetime, but the best is yet to come.

01/25/2007

The Real Promise of Noah
In the dark days of the flood, a life was rescued from the tempest...in New Orleans.

01/18/2007

The Terror Behind The Terrorists
We fight those who seek to destroy us, but we cannot ignore the spiritual war that rages behind the scenes.

01/11/2007

The Power of Prayer
Pleasant wish or powerful weapon?

01/04/2007

The Reason For Giving Thanks
As we reflect on what we're thankful for, let's not forget who we're thankful to.

11/23/2006

Human Failures and Unfailing Truth
It doesn't matter who says it -- truth is truth.

11/16/2006

Ted Haggard and the Cultural Quake
Once again, those who do not humble themselves in honesty find themselves humiliated.

11/09/2006

The Divided States of America
Rediscover the meaning of e pluribus unum -- out of many, one.

11/02/2006

The Morality of Stem Cell Research
What should Christians believe when it comes to stem cell research?

10/26/2006

Who Will Change The World?
Exercising the freedom to vote can help give hope to future generations.

10/19/2006

Praying Down the Korean Wall
Many believe the Berlin Wall was prayed down. Can it have the same effect on Korea?

10/12/2006

Kingdom Conflict
The battle of good vs. evil is real and active.

10/05/2006

Paralyzed by Polarization
We must stop choosing sides and start solving problems.

09/28/2006

Fear Must Not Prevail
Overcoming fear in a frightening world.

09/21/2006

Why Would God Bless America?
When we utter the phrase, does it really mean anything?

09/14/2006

Defeating Darkness
Darkness can only prevail when no light shines.

09/07/2006

The Lessons of Katrina
One year later, have we learned anything?

08/31/2006

"Teen Choice" Reflects Our Cultural Crossroads
Pop culture reflects the choices our youth must make.

08/24/2006

Time To Talk
Truth withstands debate. So let the conversations begin.

08/17/2006

Defining Evil
What is right and what is wrong? Do we each decide what is right in our own eyes?

08/10/2006

Christ's Passion for Mel
Mel Gibson helped millions of people experience The Passion of the Christ, but has Gibson experienced the compassion of Jesus Christ?

08/03/2006

A Matter of Life or Death
Religion can be dangerous. Especially if it's committed to death, not life.

07/27/2006

After the Second Mile
Does following Jesus' example require Christians to sacrifice Middle East peace to the Muslim terrorists?

07/20/2006

Turning Enemies Into Allies
Because the United States seeks to spread freedom, even through military conflict, Germany and Japan are now counted as friends.

07/13/2006

The Real North Korean Crisis
A few failed missiles are a concern; millions of dying North Koreans are a crisis.

07/06/2006

You Can Be As Rich As Bill Gates
Learn the secret to wealth that doesn't rely on finances.

06/29/2006

"Bush Looks Like A Terrorist!"
...and Other Observations of the Blind

Those who cannot see the moral superiority of America's military efforts over the barbaric acts of terrorists lack the ability to differentiate between good and evil.

06/22/2006

Ann Coulter's Best Points
Despite her over-the-top rhetoric, Coulter's latest book nails the problems with American liberalism and its hold on the Democratic Party.

06/15/2006

Radical Gays Gaining Ground
A Christian adoption agency shuts down as a result of activists and judges demanding acceptance of gay marriage.

06/08/2006

The Enemy Within
We can spot our enemies on the outside, but to survive the current crisis, we must also defeat the enemy within.

06/01/2006

No Tolerance Left
Liberals brand themselves as progressive and enlightened, but their actions belie their rhetoric.

05/25/2006

Is Comfort the Right Standard?
America will be judged as either a people given to greedy passion or giving in genuine compassion.

05/18/2006

Spiritual Leadership Needed Now More Than Ever
Iran's regime of religious tyranny requires spiritual discernment to effectively combat.

05/11/2006

Illegal Immigration: A Humanitarian Crisis
Forget all the other arguments for immigration reform. We must do something about the systematic violation of human rights resulting from our lax policies.

05/04/2006

I Also Have A Dream
Dr. King had a dream or racial peace and harmony. I have a dream of peace and harmony for all mankind.

04/27/2006

The Line in the Sand
The radical line of Islam will only stop when we refuse to let them advance.

04/20/2006

Easter's Message for the Entire World
The hope of Easter will be shared in churches this weekend, but it really needs to be heard outside of religious walls.

04/13/2006

Searching for Moderate Islam
We've seen death and destruction from radicals for decades, but we'd like to see the moderates take a stand.

04/06/2006

We Appreciate You...Do YOU Appreciate U.S.?
America respects immigrants who come here to live and work in freedom and liberty. They must show the same respect for us.

03/30/2006

Honoring Our Troops
Though we can debate the decisions of politicians, we must always support our troops and not encourage our enemies.

03/23/2006

Compassion With Passion
ABC television has shown us how exciting it can be to meet the needs of others.

03/16/2006

Father Clooney and the First Church of Hollywood
Forget Scientology. The new religion of the Left Coast is Hollywood itself.

03/09/2006

The Honest Abortion Debate
Before we can talk about states' rights, women's rights or any other rights, we must first discuss when human rights begin for a child.

03/02/2006

Break Away or Break Down
Everyone -- from the President on down -- needs to take time to step back from the pressures of everyday life.

02/23/2006

Finding God in a Cardboard Box
We ask God to be a part of what's important to us, but the wiser decision is to be a part of what's important to God.

02/16/2006

What Kind Of God Is This?
Intolerance, hatred and murder in the name of God. But what kind of God calls on mankind to kill and destroy?

02/09/2006

Finding Faith in a Fallen City
While politicians bicker over the recovery of New Orleans, the faith community has begun to bring real healing in the city.

02/02/2006

Humility or Humiliation?
America will learn some lessons, but we need not be humiliated in order to learn them.

01/26/2006

When Homosexuality and Christianity Collide
A new movie tells one of the greatest stories of Godly love, but the lead actor is gay. What's a Christian to do?

01/19/2006

Our Hearing Problem
Judge Alito's "hearings" prove that leaders can dialogue, but never hear each other's heart.

01/12/2006

The New Compassion Movement
A rock star, a rich man and me -- all doing our part to change the world.

01/05/2006

Christians Can't Be Silent At Christmas
Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, whether you like it or not.

12/08/2005

The University of Closed-Mindedness
Is science really science when it closes its eyes to all of the possibilities?

12/01/2005

Why Give Thanks?
President Lincoln helped to establish what Thanksgiving really means to Americans.

11/24/2005

Destroying Division Through Dialogue
There's a lot of "talk" these days, but very little constructive conversation.

11/17/2005

Exposing the Real Enemy
James Robison exposes the real enemy beneath the world's crises.

11/10/2005

Stop the Assault on Marriage
Voters must stand up for their beliefs as homosexual groups seek to expand the definition of marriage beyond "one man and one woman."

11/03/2005

Remembering Rosa
Rosa Parks stood for dignity and self-respect -- two traits lost among many of the people for whom she fought.

10/27/2005
The Path To Peace
It has been said that if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. But there is one historical pattern that we would be wise to repeat: national forgiveness.
10/20/2005
Sinking Moral Leadership
As if New Orleans lacked a sound moral foundation, Mayor Ray Nagin suggests "bold leadership" means rebuilding in the image of Sin City.
10/13/2005
DeLaying the Politics of Personal Destruction
Congressman Tom DeLay has been accused of wrongdoing, but neither his guilt nor innocence has been proved. So why does the public get the impression that he's already been convicted?
10/06/2005
Affirmative Opportunity
With the appropriate action, we can rebuild the Gulf States while building better bridges across racial, social and economic chasms.
09/29/2005
A Seed of Suffering
The cycle of human suffering seems unending. What is the single root cause of this manmade plague?
09/22/2005
The Church's Finest Hour
The main problem in the world is not Mother Nature, but human nature. This is where the church can have a far greater impact than government.
09/15/2005
Beyond The Blame
If America doesn't respond properly to the current disaster, it will only be the beginning of our real crisis.
09/08/2005
Building on Higher Ground
Was Hurricane Katrina God's judgment on a nation, or simply a lesson in the laws of nature?
09/01/2005
"Minister Calls for Assassination"... Whaaat?
Pat Robertson's assassination proclamation was simply foolish.
08/25/2005
Land For People
"Land For Peace" will never buy security for Israel or happiness for Palestinians. But what about "Land For People?"
08/18/2005
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... In That Exact Order
These three foundational concepts are not equal. Until we understand how they build upon one another, we will suffer the negative results of disorder.
08/11/2005
The Miracle of Medicine
Two news stories this week illustrate the powerful possibilities when medical science is committed to life.
08/04/2005
The Protection of Divine Providence
Throughout history "the hand of God" has delivered people from evil and oppression. We still need that protection today.
07/28/2005
Cashing In on Fear and Anger
Why the hysteria over a moderate Supreme Court pick? Follow the money!
07/21/2005
Bordering On Desperation
Violence on America's border prompts a unique approach to mixing God and government.
07/14/2005
Africa's Real Hope
Governments can work with governments, but compassionate people will overcome hunger, poverty and disease.
07/07/2005
The Supreme Court on the Supreme Being
Hey, if you don't like the Ten Commandments, don't read them!
06/30/2005
Purging God from the Military
The American media's all-out assault on Christianity continues to escalate. The latest attack comes in this week's TIME Magazine.
06/23/2005
An Open Letter To Michael Jackson
While the rest of the world debates the verdict of the pop star's trial, James speaks from his heart directly to the man.
06/16/2005
Change The World One Life At A Time
When we make a difference in the life of one person, we set in motion the potential to change the world.
06/09/2005
Tearing Down The Supreme Court
The case of a cross in the Mojave Desert sets the stage for the dismantling of many national monuments.
06/02/2005
Conservative: The New Extreme?
When did the common sense of mainstream America become a sinister part of the "right-wing conspiracy?"
05/26/2005
Porn: The Poison of the Mind
While America is vigilantly fighting the war against international terrorism, another enemy is engaging in an alarming assault on our families.
05/19/2005
Tearing Down Walls of Separation
The axe used to separate church and state has fallen once again. Yet people of faith must speak out, even if it affects the political landscape.
05/12/2005
An Invitation To Pray
Since the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation in 1775, the call to prayer has resounded throughout our history.
05/05/2005
Speaking of Religion and Politics...
American history is filled with religious leaders influencing the political landscape. Despite contemporary pressure to the contrary, people of faith must continue to speak out.
04/28/2005
Into His Hands
The case of murder victim Sarah Lunde, while devastating and tragic, reveals how a church can impact a life when fulfilling its purpose.
04/21/2005
Defending Marriage
The best act in the defense of marriage is a supernatural love that serves as an example to the rest of the world
04/14/2005
The Pope, Truth and Freedom's Hope
During all of the news coverage surrounding the life and death of Pope John Paul II, an important historical parallel struck me...
04/07/2005
Debating Moral Issues
Can we discuss social issues rooted in morality in a constructive manner? Yes -- and here's how to do it!
03/31/2005
The Issue Is Life
The Terri Schiavo case is far more serious than many of us realize. On every level, we are dealing with the sanctity of life.
03/24/2005
Touched By An Angel
A man's murder spree ended when he met a woman with God's purpose in her life.
03/17/2005
Whose Eyes, Watching What God?
Millions of eyes watched Halle Berry in Oprah's ABC movie, but did anyone actually get a glimpse of God?
03/10/2005
The Award For Best Act Of Kindness Goes To...
Hollywood sure knows how to waste money, but many in the entertainment industry are poised to become true stars.
03/03/2005
Ideas Have Consequences
Bush met with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week and confronted some of his dangerous ideas. Why? Because he understands this fundamental truth.
02/24/2005
Defining Moral Absolutes
Despite the modern cancer of relativism, right and wrong can be discerned. However, we must look beyond our own human judgment to a higher standard.
02/17/2005
Media Hypocrisy
The media actively promote excessive sexual behavior. But as soon as a conservative or religious leader can be tied in any such way to such material, it suddenly becomes wrong.
02/10/2005
Voting For Freedom
A spark of hope may ignite the flame of freedom in the Middle East; yet, many in our own country still don't see the light.
02/03/2005
The Danger of Believing a Lie
Freedom can only exist in people who uphold truth. Otherwise, destruction awaits.
01/27/2005
Another Wave of Suffering
We would have stopped the tsunami if we could have, but will we act to stop the next wave of human suffering?
01/20/2005
Trampling Religious Freedom
The guy who sued your government to remove "one nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance is at it again. This time, he is suing the President to prevent any clergy from uttering a prayer at next week's inauguration.
01/13/2005
What Money Can't Buy
With billions of dollars pledged to the recovery and rebuilding in areas devastated by the Christmas tsunami, it is time to take a break in the donation frenzy and address some serious issues.
01/06/2005
Though They Hate Us, We Will Help
As the president of a relief organization operating in parts of Asia impacted by the tsunami, James Robison's view on the politicization of the relief efforts is unique. 
12/30/2004
Demonstrating Christmas
This year, my friends and co-laborers showed the true meaning of Christmas.
12/23/2004
Failure or Prepared for Service?
The rise and fall of Cabinet nominee Bernard Kerik raises important questions about the qualifications of our leader.
12/16/2004
Joy To The World
While we celebrate a prosperous holiday season, we would do right to remember those with real needs.
12/09/2004
The End of Biased Journalism
With the end of the "Dan Rather" era, we can only hope that blatant media bias will also fade into history.
12/03/2004
America: Founded On Faith
We prepare to follow President Lincoln's proclamation to "observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."
11/25/2004
A Message from "Jesus Land"
Conservative, religious, "red-staters" re-elected Bush. What do we expect in return?
11/18/2004
Bridging The Divide
America must unite once again in order to deal with international terror and domestic issues.
11/11/2004
God Blessed America!
Now that the election is over, how should the victors behave and move forward for the next four years?
11/04/2004
11/2/04: America's Heart Check
Election day will do more than determine our leaders. It will reveal in many ways the moral, mental and spiritual health of our nation.
10/28/2004
Kerry's Misuse of the "L" Word
Under the guise of a compliment, John Kerry and John Edwards have made it a point to let America know that Vice President Cheney has a daughter living the gay lifestyle.
10/21/2004
On The Frontline of Media Bias
PBS interviewed me for a Frontline special, but my message was completely ignored as they carried out their own partisan political agenda.
10/14/2004
A Word To A Dying Soldier
A minister on the battle grounds of the Middle East reports the truth about what's going on with our soldiers and the people of Iraq.
10/07/2004
The Hedge of Protection
Our borders are so porous that nobody really knows who's coming into our country. So how can we find protection?
09/30/2004
Give To Get?
Televangelists are making news again with a message contrary to to charity. What's the right way to look at "giving"?
09/23/2004
Choosing a Future
This year's election is about more than a political personality. It's about the future of our country and the world.
09/16/2004
God Bless America?
Virtually every politician invokes these words, but does America deserve God's blessing?
09/09/2004
The Face of Anger
The violent and vulgar anti-Bush protesters in New York City remind us why we don't want to be on their side.
09/01/2004
Breaking the Stained Glass Ceiling
For too long women have been held back from leadership roles in the church. Now, they are taking center stage and strengthening society as a whole.
08/26/2004
Free To Compete
The freedom to speak our minds is valuable; the ability to speak constructively is priceless.
08/19/2004
When Free Speech Costs Too Much
The freedom to speak our minds is valuable; the ability to speak constructively is priceless.
08/12/2004
One Nation, Indivisible
While we divide ourselves amongst political, economic and social lines, the rest of the world, including our enemies, still see us as one nation.
08/05/2004
Real Hope Lies in the Church
Since the beginning of our Republic, the Church has been one of the cornerstones of American life.
07/29/2004
The Other War: Fighting Violence and Despair Within
Gang violence is on the rise in cities across America. How can we fight the hopelessness that threatens our country from within?
07/22/2004
What Is Freedom?
We are winning the "War on Terror," but what would it really mean to lose this battle?
07/15/2004
Party, Personality, Pocketbook or Principle
Campaign season has begun. What will motivate voters in this year's election?
07/08/2004
One Nation Under God
From the Founding Fathers through our current President, God and Christianity has been an important part of our leaders' lives.
07/01/2004
Bill Clinton -- Has He Changed?
He's writing his own history in his new autobiography, but has the former president really won the battle with his "personal demons"?
06/24/2004
Measuring Our Enemies' Response
Can our success in the war on terror be measured in part by the response of our enemies?
06/17/2004
Remembering Reagan
Before he claimed the White House, Ronald Reagan personally claimed my respect.
06/08/2004
Going the Distance
A wounded Army engineer teaches us about courage and endurance.
06/03/2004
Moving Beyond Democracy
As the leading force for freedom around the world, our goal must be something more than promoting simple majority rule.
05/27/2004
Fighting Terrorism with Love
At a time when the world is focused on the struggles in Iraq, America is quietly fighting the war on terror on another front.
05/20/2004
Outrage
While the anti-war crowd expresses "outrage" over the hazing of Iraqi criminals, Nick Berg's brutal murder reminds us again of the real outrage.
05/13/2004
Changing the World for Good
The abuses in the Iraqi prison illustrate the fact that America cannot change the world for good unless America herself is good.
05/06/2004
Let Them March
Half a million abortion advocates marched on Washington, yet their movement is losing ground.  How should the pro-life majority move forward to win the hearts and minds of America?
04/29/2004
The Media's Plan of Attack
The election year assault on conservatives has begun. But some of the attacks are more than just partisan.  They are an attack on the traditional faith in "Divine Providence."
04/22/2004
It's About Freedom
The enemies of freedom are systematically attempting to intimidate the world into backing down from the fight currently underway in the Middle East, but we must stand for freedom at all costs.
04/15/2004
The Sadr Solution
Like an infection in the human body, Moqtada Sadr must be eliminated because he and his Mehdi Army threaten the health of Iraq and the Middle East.
04/08/2004
Defending the Indefensible
When allegiance to ideology forces people to defend a drug-abusing mother who poisons her infant, something is terribly wrong.
04/01/2004
Subtle Shifts in the Homosexuality Debate
As Episcopals attempt to deal with gay clergy, the press and others are trying to win with the power of words.
03/25/2004
The Consequences of Fear
The forces of fear won a victory in Spain last week, turning the elections in their favor and foreshadowing a frightening trend in future terrorism.
03/18/2004
We Must Never Forget
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, revealed much about America and her people -- both good and bad. Now the lessons we learned seem to be fading from memory.
03/11/2004
The Only Hope for Haiti
There is just one way for the people of Haiti to escape their perpetual cycle of violence and corruption.
03/04/2004
The Purpose of His Passion
Look beyond the blame game when it comes to who killed Jesus Christ and discover the real reason for his suffering.
02/26/2004
The New Civil Rights: Equating Race and Sexual Preference
If sex is not a matter of choice, then no sexual act is subject to moral or legal judgment.
02/19/2004
Believers Must Fight on the Right Front
Monuments can be removed, but truths written on the hearts of men will stand forever.
02/12/2004
CBS Fumbles the Superbowl Show
Millions of people around the world witnessed the worst of America.
02/05/2004
A Choice of Life or Death
History is repeating itself in the Middle East.  After being delivered from slavery, the Israelites were given a choice: life or death.  Now, the Iraqis must make the same choice following their liberation.
01/29/2004
Standing For Abstinence
Half of Congress sat on their hands when President Bush promoted abstinence as an option for teenage sexual activity.  What will the American people stand for?
01/22/2004
Loving Our Enemies
The recent earthquake in Iran gave America an unique opportunity to show compassion towards the people of a so-called "enemy" state.
01/15/2004
On The Ballot This Year: Freedom
In this election year, will the voters trade security, comfort and politicians' promises for personal freedom?
01/08/2004
Home For The Holidays
Christmas proves once again the importance of family.
12/18/2003
Iraq the Headless Chicken
A Colorado farmer's freak fowl can guide us in the war against Saddam's regime.
12/11/2003
Putting "Christ" Back In "Christmas"
In an age when God is being separated from many aspects of public life, there are a few things we can do to remember the real reason for the holiday season.
12/04/2003
Terminating The Republican Right
Does Schwarzenegger's victory in California signify the end of the Reagan-era marriage of family values and limited government?
11/20/2003
Racing To The Bench
Judge Janice Rogers Brown, a conservative, black woman, faces a new brand of racism in her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
11/13/2003
Our Moment Of Truth
Long before that fateful September 11 morning, another deadly attack was launched against our freedom...
11/07/2003
The President's Model For Faith-Based Initiatives
President Bush came to Dallas to endorse one model for faith-based initiatives.  James Robison participated in the event and comments on the possibilities.
10/30/2003
The Parable of the Good American
Third world conditions in America?  Yes!  But we can do something about it.
10/23/2003
Beyond The Politics Of Addiction
Rush Limbaugh's shocking revelation of prescription drug abuse, should not divide us politically, but unite us behind a common goal: finding a solution to all drug addiction.
10/16/2003
The Right To Retaliate
Jesus Christ was not a violent man.  Yet most Christians feel justified to pursue evil men in pre-emptive or retaliatory strikes.  How does one follow Christ's example while supporting Bush's policy?
10/09/2003
A Democracy Of Terror
While we fight for democracies around the world, we must be sure to establish a moral foundation to avoid mob rule...
10/02/2003
Hijacking Family Values
The television networks' fall lineup entertains while reprogramming our society's definition of morality...
09/25/2003
Remembering The Man In Black
Johnny Cash was a friend who strove to honor Jesus Christ as he entertained the world...
09/18/2003
Reclaiming the Spirit of September 12
In the weeks following the terrorist attacks, America and the world showed uncommon compassion and strength.  We must reclaim that Spirit.
09/11/2003
Facing Pure Evil
The world has never faced a war or enemy such as the one we now face. It is far bigger than Iraq or al-Qaeda.
09/04/2003
What Ever Happened To Sin?
There is an old-fashioned idea that many civil, political and even church leaders disregard. Some refuse to acknowledge its existence at all.
08/28/2003
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