Don't shoot your hungry neighbors!

by Larry Nevenhoven -- Classical music is my usual listening choice, but one Saturday I happened to hear a radio talk-show host interview a man who had prepared himself for possible future more…

Do we still need prophecy and spiritual gifts?

by Larry Nevenhoven -- A commenter on Dr. Michael Brown's recent column, "Charismatic movement needs some self-policing," wrote: "The fruit of the Charismatic Movement has not been good." Like many critics, this more…

My LGBT Tuesdays

by Larry Nevenhoven -- During the 1990s, I awakened one autumn morning with an urge to visit the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center at the Iowa State University Student Union. I more…

Should Christians observe the Jewish Sabbath?

by Larry Nevenhoven -- A recent conversation with Bill Keith, national president of Business Men's Fellowship USA, highlights the question about whether Christians should observe the Jewish Sabbath. "Bill, what do you more…

Pushback from my church-exit column

by Larry Nevenhoven -- From the emails and comments received, it appears my last column, "Why I left the traditional church system," raised a few questions from readers. Hopefully, today's article will more…

Why I left the traditional church system

by Larry Nevenhoven -- I grew up on a farm in northern Illinois during the 1950s. The nearest town, with a population of only 1,100 people, was 6 miles away. My grade more…

Has the Moral Majority strategy failed?

by Larry Nevenhoven -- "We're fighting a holy war," Rev. Jerry Falwell said at his Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1980. "What's happened to America is that the wicked are bearing rule. more…

Schools need more religious nuts

by Larry Nevenhoven -- An avalanche of reactions arose on the internet almost immediately after the Parkland shootings last week. Many of them revolved around the theme, "People are sick of the more…

'Personal prisons' in black America

by Larry Nevenhoven -- Twenty-five years ago, I heard a short prophecy, which was given at an inner-city church. The words still echo in my heart today. "There is a voice crying more…