Tag: The Marriage Debate

Defining Marriage: Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object?

Book Review: What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George. The movement toward same-sex “marriage” has every appearance of being an irresistible force, with recent elections indicating the inexorability of its spread across the Western world. Those who stand against...

Treating One Another As Humans (Redux)

Yesterday a discussion that should have been about apologetics strategy went off-topic and toxic, and I deleted a large portion of it. I’m not into whitewashing or hiding, so if you want to you can read the PDF I saved. What remains on that page is what I hope...

How Prepared Are You?

As I said at the close of my last post, the reason I chose homosexuality as a topic for discussion is because it’s the most glaring example of our unpreparedness. It is a very difficult topic. It is also impossible to ignore. We have to deal with it, but...

Marriage and the State, or, Why SSM Advocates Can’t Win Without Losing

Why do governments recognize marriage? It’s unique among all relationships. If it’s just about deep friendship, governmental involvement makes no sense: friendships have no state-sanctioned conditions attached to them. Those relationships that do come under governmental oversight or endorsement are obviously public ones, like business relationships. Why does the...

Why Same-Sex “Marriage” Makes So Much Sense To So Many

Christians and other supporters of man-woman marriage: we need to understand why same-sex “marriage” (SSM) makes sense to so many people. The first step in that direction is to recognize that it actually does make sense to a whole lot of people–people who are in fact reasonable and sensible....

Phil Snider’s Theatrical Maneuver on Gay “Marriage”

RE: Phil Snider, a video version of yesterday’s post, A Powerfully Poor Substitute for Honest Communication I’m closing comments here to keep from splitting the discussion up over two threads. You’re more than welcome to join the conversation on the previous thread....

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...

The Rush To Reject Reality

Otto Tellick wrote to me in a comment concerning my recent BreakPoint article, Your own black-and-white view of gender, like any strictly segregationist view of race, is not consistent with reality, and stands in direct opposition to a true sense of social justice. This is indeed a nuanced kind...