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Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay “Marriage”

Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay “Marriage”

We are losing on gay “marriage.” The conflict continues—there was a victory last week in North Carolina!—and the overall end is not yet clear. Still, we’ve lost millions of skirmishes: the hearts of people who think marriage is for any two adults who want to put that name on their relationship, and who think that sexual ethics are of no importance. Here in my opinion are ten main reasons. I call your attention especially to the ninth, which has to…

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Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late

Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late

I just finished reading Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late by James Robison and Jay W. Richards. It’s a survey of current pressing social issues, excellent for its clarity, good sense, and what-do-I-do-now? recommendations.You can get a preview at BreakPoint This Week, where the authors had a 25-minute conversation with my friend John Stonestreet.

Strategies For a Tilted World

Strategies For a Tilted World

A man once ordained priest in Rome writes on CNN’s Belief Blog of “knee-jerk” Christianity, too bigoted and irrational to recognize our own Scripture’s approval of homosexuality. An influential advocate against bullying in schools drives dozens of students from the room, some of them in tears, calling out obscenities on the Bible’s moral backwardness about slavery and sexuality. And a sitting President of the United States comes out in favor of gay “marriage.” Do you feel the world tipping sideways…

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Why Did They Invite Dan Savage To Speak?

Why Did They Invite Dan Savage To Speak?

Why was Dan Savage invited to speak to high school journalists? We know he was offensive. We know he bombed. What I’ve been looking for on the web, and haven’t found, is why he was invited in the first place. A statement from the organizers tells us, At one of the plenary keynote sessions of the two organizations’ semi-annual conventions, Mr. Dan Savage had been invited to share with students the power of social media in today’s world as well…

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Further on Dan Savage and SSM “Tolerance”

Further on Dan Savage and SSM “Tolerance”

With respect to this ignorant outburst, James Agresti writes, First and most succinctly, Savage’s historical revisionism is at odds with primary sources that enlighten the events of the past, such as these words penned by former slave Booker T. Washington in his celebrated book, Up From Slavery: If no other consideration had convinced me of the value of a Christian life, the Christlike work which the Church of all denominations in America has done during the last thirty-five years for…

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Charles Colson, 1931-2012

Charles Colson, 1931-2012

Charles Colson has gone home to be with the Lord. The Prison Fellowship ministry family invites you to join in celebrating his life. My son, Jonathan, and I bumped into him at his BreakPoint ministry office a few years ago. It was my first visit there, just dropping in on Travis McSherley, the editor who had published some of my work on BreakPoint’s website. I had no idea then how unusual it was to see Chuck there—he traveled widely and…

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Voices for Liberty

Voices for Liberty

A selection. This is urgent. If you only read one, read the first one, and please say yes to Chuck Colson’s request, too: The Time Is Now The Death of Religious Liberty At Stake: Religious Liberty » Evangel | A First Things Blog Religious Liberties and Who Pays for Contraception | Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture Government and Its Rivals – NYTimes.com When Religious Liberties Wither | Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture What the Mandate Battle…

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Blessings Through God’s People

Blessings Through God’s People

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference I wrote earlier this week that God’s people had been called to be a blessing to all nations of the earth. What was that blessing to be? The answer to that is clear, though it’s complicated, because it hasn’t been a sudden outpouring right from the start. It’s been gradual. God “knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:14). He works with his people to work…

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“Deepest Feelings” or Right and Wrong?

“Deepest Feelings” or Right and Wrong?

I didn’t catch this exactly enough to quote it all, but it went something like this. Mark Halperin was on one of the morning shows this morning, discussing the (apparently) surprising pushback the Obama administration has been getting this week, since announcing there would be only narrow exceptions to the new federal requirement that insurers give away contraceptives and abortifacient drugs. The effect of the ruling is that many Christian organizations, especially Catholic ones, will be required by law to…

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