McLaren family wedding ceremony included “traditional Christian elements.” Melissa Steffan  Christianity Today. Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian and a prominent Christian speaker, led a non-traditional marriage commitment ceremony this weekend, according to The New York Times. Held at the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this ceremony included “traditional Christian […]

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frgavin on September 24th, 2012

Bill Meuhlenberg As one who gets a regular – even daily – share of abuse and hatred, and I can certainly relate to what we are told in Scripture and what we read about in church history. Whenever the gospel of Jesus Christ is boldly proclaimed, there will always be violent opposition and persecution. Yet […]

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By William Oddie, Catholic Herald […]  Why is the Catholic Church against, not only gay marriage but all gay unions? It is worthwhile to remind ourselves why. It was spelled out by the CDF, in a document turgidly entitled “Consideration regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions between homosexual persons”: the title indicates that […]

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By Michael Cook, MercatorNet Deeply personal stories emerged in the Australian debate over same-sex marriage this week. One of the most interesting involves West Australian Senator Louise Pratt, an author of one of the bills which failed. Her partner, Aram Hosie, is a transsexual who identifies as a man. “This is a bill that personally […]

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frgavin on September 24th, 2012

Brian McLaren took his “thank you, Lord, that I am not like other evangelicals” routine to CNN this week. In a post artfully titled, “It’s time for Islamophobic evangelicals to choose,” he writes: I was raised as an evangelical Christian in America, and any discussion of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations around the world must include the phenomenon […]

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frgavin on September 20th, 2012

 Albert Mohler September 2012 A recent letter to columnist Carolyn Hax of The Washington Post seemed straightforward enough. “I am a stay-at-home mother of four who has tried to raise my family under the same strong Christian values that I grew up with,” the woman writes. “Therefore I was shocked when my oldest daughter, ‘Emily,’ […]

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frgavin on September 20th, 2012

Bill Muehlenberg’s commentary on issues of the day… Francis Schaeffer once said words to this effect about abortion and the responsibility of the churches: “There should be a sign in front of every abortion clinic that reads: ‘Open by permission of the church’.” There is of course plenty of truth in that statement. While there […]

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