Why Does TIME Want to Drop the Hammer on Churches?

I wrote a piece for The Stream this week that engaged a stunning TIME article from New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a respected journalist who leans left but broke new ground by calling in his essay for the abolition of tax-exempt status for churches (and other non-profits). After the piece caught some fire from conservatives, Oppenheimer protested that he [Read More...]

5 Implications of the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, per the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. What should Christians think and do in response? 1. We should recognize that this is a dark hour for America. This development has not occurred in a vacuum. It is the realization of many decades of cultural decline. Our [Read More...]

Frank Bruni Commands Christians to Cave on Homosexuality

The New York Times just published one of the more rough-handed pieces we’ve yet seen regarding “gay Christianity.” In “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” opinion writer Frank Bruni takes the gloves off and seeks to bully Christians into caving on homosexuality. The column is frank, direct, and brutalizing. Let’s consider five takeaways from this striking [Read More...]

If the Culture’s in Flames, Build in the Ashes

The recent events surrounding RFRA legislation in Indiana have many Christians deeply worried, and for good reason. Religious liberty is now seen by a good number of folks as a hostile presence in American cultural life. To do anything but affirm same-sex marriage, for example, is taken as a sign of bias and a creeping [Read More...]

The Future of Progressive Evangelicalism Is…?

You’ve likely just heard the news: the PCUSA has formally endorsed same-sex marriage, rendering marriage between “two people.” Yes, it’s that indeterminate: two people. This landmark decision comes on the heels of another professedly evangelical church publicly affirming same-sex marriage (SSM). City Church of San Francisco just announced that they would no longer require “LGBT” [Read More...]

Are Complementarians Really the Most Pro-Woman Folks Around?

Yes, I think so. I explain why this is so in the media below. Recently, I’ve had opportunity in my role as Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW) to do several interviews that have allowed me to speak to my gospel-driven, positive vision for the organization. If you’re wondering how [Read More...]

Homosexuality and Humanity

One of the most common ideas on offer in the cultural discussion of homosexuality is this: “humanity.” As in something like, “Senator Rob Portman now affirms same-sex marriage because he has seen the humanity of his son.” The implication of this statement, at least by some, is that considering homosexuality a sin per Romans 1 [Read More...]

Rob Bell, Homosexuality, and the New Cultural Acceptance

So the new thing today is to publicly support same-sex marriage. Hillary Clinton just did; Rob Bell just did. Here’s what Bell was quoted as saying in the Huffington Post: In response to a question regarding same-sex marriage, Bell said, “I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a [Read More...]

Are Republicans Going to Outpace Democrats in Supporting Same-Sex Marriage?

Denny Burk just offered a discomfiting commentary on the recent remarks at CPAC by GOP presidential frontrunner Marco Rubio regarding marriage. Here’s what Denny, my eagle-eyed colleague, had this to say: I like Marco Rubio. I really do. But did you see his remarks at CPAC today? If not, you can watch above. There was [Read More...]

Back to Your Posts (Again): Responding to Dalrymple on Marriage

I really like Tim Dalrymple. The dude is sharp, and he’s on the good guys’ side. He’s also forward-thinking. He’s just reopened the conversation in which I participated a little while back on whether evangelicals, in light of shifting cultural opinion on marriage, should make some kind of cultural bargain to legitimize gay marriage as [Read More...]


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