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“It’s In the Bible, So Believe It!” Won’t Help Youth At All

“It’s In the Bible, So Believe It!” Won’t Help Youth At All

I’m on my way to Little Rock for an interview with FamilyLife about my book Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens, I decided to re-read the book on the way, and I came across a passage in it that applies to any question, any issue with our children. I want to share it with you, because it’s absolutely vital. I’d just told the story of a friend whose faith was shipwrecked for years by her…

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The Great Commission and Your Children

The Great Commission and Your Children

One of my daughter’s best friends is an Olympic hopeful gymnast. I went to one of her meets earlier this year, and sat with her parents for part of it. After her balance beam performance I asked her dad what it was like watching his daughter on that apparatus. He said something like, “I can’t stand to watch. And I can’t stand not to watch.” His daughter won the competition that day, first place all-around. Needless to say, the dad…

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Sexuality, Marriage, and Jesus’ “Wife”

Sexuality, Marriage, and Jesus’ “Wife”

Though scholars seem to be settling in on the view that it’s a fake, the “Jesus’ wife” manuscript fragment still has a tale to tell, one with ramifications beyond what I had earlier realized. April Deconick is Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice University. On September 22 and 24 she raised two questions that I think she would still consider relevant whether that fragment were genuine or not: Who’s Afraid of the Married Jesus?…

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A Vision For Marriage In Our Culture: Ten Essentials

A Vision For Marriage In Our Culture: Ten Essentials

What will it take to recover marriage in our culture? Do we have a vision for marriage in our culture? I wrote recently on “Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay ‘Marriage.’” Today I want to lay out a vision for victory on marriage, in the form of ten essentials. Note that I do not say “victory on gay marriage.” Though I cannot help writing with that question in mind, the issue  is deeper and larger than that. I’m also not…

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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.

“A Christian Vision of Marriage and Family”

“A Christian Vision of Marriage and Family”

Albert Mohler, on a new book by Andreas Kostenberger with David W. Jones: As Kostenberger observes, “What until now has been considered a ‘normal’ family, made up of a father, a mother, and a number of children, has in recent years increasingly begun to be viewed as one among several options, which can no longer claim to be the only or even superior form of ordering human relationships. The Judeo-Christian view of marriage and the family with its roots in…

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