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Our Visit to Utah

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

This fall, Rebecca and I visited Salt Lake City to help promote KUTR, a Christian radio station that is broadcasting the gospel in Utah. We were gratified to learn that among their lineup of programs was Running to Win. We were told that many Mormons listen to the station in privacy, afraid of being accused of apostasy.

While there, we met several men and women who had been converted to Christ out of the Mormon faith, and who shared with us their experience of being a part of this cultic religion. We discovered that polygamy is still practiced more widely ...

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A Tribute to Cliff Barrows (1923-2016)

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Growing up on a farm in Canada, my boyhood hero was Billy Graham, and along with him his beloved song leader Cliff Barrows. I admired Cliff from afar, but in recent years I got to know him personally and we developed a warm friendship. He and his wife Ann listened to Running to Win faithfully every morning. I found him to be humble, approachable and an encouragement to everyone he met. A few years ago he invited me to speak at his seniors retreat at the Billy Graham Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. With his eyesight now dim, the songs ...

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A Word to Both Sides of the Aisle

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Everyone stop for a moment and take a deep breath.

On the evening of Tuesday November 8, I settled down in my easy chair expecting a relatively short evening which would end with Hillary Clinton winning the White House, but as the hours went by, the world watched Donald Trump emerge as the winner. The pundits who had often ridiculed Trump and his chances for being elected were at a loss for words. “America was in labor last night,” said one, “and it’s a boy!”

As an evangelical community, we have a message for our deeply divided nation. We ...

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Love and Politics

By None

In the midst of this contentious and frustrating political season, we need to be reminded of where our true allegiance lies. Charles Butler, our Pastor for Shepherding and Men’s Ministry, has written a post that deserves a wide reading. I personally benefited from its clarion call to civility and respect, and I know you will too. Read it, and if you agree, pass it along to your friends. ~ Pastor Lutzer

 

Pastor Lutzer recently wrote a blog post titled “On Endorsing Political Candidates,” and ended the post by saying this:

Regardless of who is elected, our next president will inherit ...

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On Endorsing Political Candidates

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Many years ago I was visited by a rather prominent evangelical who urged me to endorse a certain political candidate. I gave him two reasons why I would not do so, and those reasons have stood me in good stead to this very day.

First, I did not want anyone to think that the Gospel was tied to a political party. If I were to endorse a candidate, people would identify Christianity with that political label, and this would be a stumbling block to those of the opposing political party. Instead of endorsements, over the years I have preached on ...

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Mourning With Orlando

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

And now Orlando.

My wife and I were just finishing our Reformation tour by spending a few days in Prague when media reports circled the globe about the massacre in Orlando. We were here, in part, to honor the memory of John Hus, a preacher who was burned at the stake for preaching the gospel. I shall say more about him in a moment.

Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are for the families of the victims. Long after the news reports are over, they will be left with their loss, their grief, their sorrow and unanswered questions.

In the ...

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Is the Reformation Over?

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Someone has said that for many Christians, church history began with the first Billy Graham crusade. They think that as long as we derive our beliefs from the Bible, we can ignore the two-thousand year history of God’s people. Church history, they reason, really only benefits scholars and historians. What possible relevance could the past have for the present?

How easy it is to forget that we are heirs of a rich history that began in the New Testament and continues on to this present day. To study church history is to study the ways of God; it is ...

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Running to Win Goes Spanish!

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Moody Church Media is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with TWR to produce Running to Win in Spanish. Please see the full press release from TWR below.

Dr. Erwin Lutzer’s popular radio ministry Running to Win is expanding internationally as it deepens its longtime collaboration with TWR.

In a move that is groundbreaking for Lutzer and the Moody Church Media ministry he leads, TWR (Trans World Radio) will translate and culturally contextualize Running to Win into Spanish and then rerecord the program using a native speaker. The 15-minute program, which runs five days a week, will ...

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A Tribute to Dr. Ryrie

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

On Tuesday February 16, we received the news that Dr. Charles Ryrie had died in his sleep at the age of 90. As a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) for over 20 years, his great gift was to teach theology simply; he defined terms as clearly as possible and then gave Scriptural support for the various aspects of theology. He was my professor for several courses, and I remember having to memorize what he called “key passages” for the various doctrines, so that we could justify our convictions from the Scriptures. He also was an encouragement to me personally ...

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Are Politics Important?

By Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

And so the political debate continues.

Or, more accurately, the political debate is heating up … with more accusations, more personal attacks, and more venom. The President has given his last State of the Union address; now the Iowa caucuses are about to be held, and the first primaries will soon be upon us.

Are politics important? Some Christians, weary with the political circus in Washington, think that all that we can do is pray and spread the gospel. I hear comments like “It doesn’t really matter who gets elected; the hope of this country lies not in Washington but ...

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