Reader Writes: Reviving Judeo-Christian Values

Editor’s Note: One of the purposes of Philosophical Fragments — and indeed of the Evangelical Portal at Patheos more generally — is to model the kind of conversation we want to see in the world.  It’s distressingly common to find matters of faith, culture and politics discussed in the crudest of ways, filled with ignorance [Read More...]

Is Homosexuality Wrong?

Note: This is the latest in a series on homosexuality and Christianity. See the introduction and first, second and third parts. I recently began a series of blog posts on Christianity and homosexuality, and then left off for a while.  The truth is that I’ve been dreading writing the next installment — this one — in the series. [Read More...]

Neville Longbottom, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, Nikki Haley, Joy Behar, and Jim Wallis: The Morning Report

Friday Morning Palate Cleanser: I don’t typically link to gossip articles, but…Pretty amazing that of all the young Harry Potter actors, the one that played Neville Longbottom has turned out to be the most handsome.  By far. In the News 1.  In debt and Election 2012 news, Governors Rick Perry and Nikki Haley argue that [Read More...]

Can Homosexuals Change Their Desires? – From the Mailbox

A recent post, “Is Homosexuality Voluntary?“, asked whether homosexual desires, or sexual desires more generally, can be shifted (or “cultivated”) over time.  I received a letter from a good friend, whom I will call JH.  After saying some nice complimentary things that needn’t be repeated here, JH wrote: …It seems to me that there are [Read More...]

Three Red Herrings in the Gay Marriage Debate

The dust is settling from the battle of Albany, and the smell of red herrings is in the air.  Gay-marriage is now legally recognized in the state of New York.  Out of every 9 Americans, 1 now lives in a state that legally affirms gay marriage, and with California likely to follow soon, the proportion [Read More...]


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