The Intriguing “Saffron Cross” by J. Dana Trent

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by Laurel Woolcott Dalrymple In my few travels to other lands, Hindu India has always struck me as a place where spirituality is in the air; it is almost palpable, in way that is unique to it, and unusual to the West. Reading Saffron Cross brought this feeling back to me in a powerful way. The book is J. Dana Trent’s [Read More...]

Wendell Berry’s Epic Slanderfest: Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Are “Perverts,” Guilty of “The Lowest Form of Hatred”

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In case you were wondering, those who defend traditional marriage and oppose same-sex marriage are continuing the tradition of those who slaughtered the Jews and the Native Americans.  They’re also perverts who are trying to theocratize America. According, at least, to Wendell Berry.  And no, I’m neither making this up nor exaggerating. I write this [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/11/12 – Sex and Control; What Ticks Jesus Off; Googling God

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/11/12: Calah Alexander, Patheos/Barefoot and Pregnant: “For these people, how painful must it be to read a prominent, widely adored Catholic blogger encouraging men to “control” their wives, stating that the “war on women…exists for the simple reason that erotic love demands it”? Eric Metaxas, Belief Blog: No Pressure, Mr. President Tim Dalrymple, [Read More...]

Question of the Week: Can We Really “Get the Government Out of the Marriage Business”?

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Tell me if you’ve heard this one before.  A conversation is taking place on same-sex marriage.  One side is for it.  American law, they say, should not effectively sanction the traditional Christian view of marriage and reject other visions of marriage, including gay marriage.  The other side is against.  Heterosexual marriage is not merely a [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/06/12: Christians Eat Their Own; Shalom and Suffering; Christian Women and Victoria’s Secret

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/06/12: Tim Dalrymple/Andrew Marin, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “Jesus had a strong set of convictions and a definitive theology. Yet he continually engaged not through the court system, but relationally through people; whether the legal system or people agreed or disagreed with him.” Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal: Obama’s Ruinous Course Scot McKnight, Patheos/Jesus Creed: [Read More...]


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