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...]

Would Jesus Fight a Legal Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage?

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Recently I asked, “Is it Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage?”  I followed up with “Ten Things I Believe About Evangelicals and Same-Sex Marriage,” where I think I put the issue much more clearly.  The question is not whether evangelicals should abandon beliefs that have become unfashionable and culturally detrimental.  The question is [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/05/12: Smell the Catastrophe; Your Doctor’s Scared; Architect of Pain

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/05/12: Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: “Wake up and smell the catastrophe. It is all much further along than you think. Remember the Nazis did not start out with thugs in leather boots with swastikas and skulls on their uniforms. They started with legislation by an elected government–legislation put in place by professionals in white [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/04/12: Build-a-Bear Theology; Eucharist Promise; Animals in the Kingdom; Porn Stars and Self-Esteem

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/04/12: J. E. Dyer, Patheos/The Optimistic Christian: “I have an urgent sense that it is time for Christians to stop nagging each other over the kinds of differences among us that require academic studies to define and unearth. The situation of our world is not so stable that we can behave as if [Read More...]


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