Category Archives: Culture

Marriage, Sexuality and Gender

The Supreme Court’s ruling in June, 2015, legalizing gay marriage for the entire country (ruling by a slim majority that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage), puts Churches in a position where they must clarify (in detail) their views on marriage to protect them from the threat of wrongful government intrusion on the practice of their faith.
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Do you understand common grace?

How do we remain serious about lines between belief and unbelief (between those who live in the boundaries of saving grace and those who do not), while at the same time showing active appreciation for all that is good, beautiful and outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

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What do most students entering university believe?

The tension is not about belief in a Creator but whether or not it is safe to believe in one absolute God — especially if one’s beliefs discredit the beliefs of others. Continue reading

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No belief is true for everyone

“Nothing is universally true.”
“All generalizations are false.”
“No belief is true for everyone.”
“Everything is relative.”
“Everyone’s beliefs are true or false only relative to himself.” Continue reading

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The most intolerant people in America

As the Supreme Court prepares for decisions on gay marriage, it’s deeply troubling that many of those promoting it are some of the most intolerant people in our country. They operate with an approach that says, “See things my way, or else!”

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Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey on Homosexuality

How should we receive the words that Bell’s wife reads from his book? “Marriage, gay and straight, is a gift to the world because the world needs more not less. Love, fidelity, commitment, devotion and sacrifice.” Is this an authoritative word for us? On what do they base this moral and social conclusion? Do they respectfully endorse the freedom of others to disagree with them? Continue reading

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The logic on redefining marriage

Marriage is available to everyone. Continue reading

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