Issues around gender roles in the home, the church, and the world have become secondary themes for most American evangelicals, largely due to the cultural, political, and social blitz around same-sex behavior and gender identity issues. Nevertheless, gender roles remain critically relevant for Christians all over the globe and Neither ComplementarianRead More

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Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary has a series of brief posts that provide important insights from the late Pope John Paul II and his Theology of the Body. Each entry from Tennent prompts serious reflection about how we conceive of our material presence here on this earth. Below areRead More

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III (rector at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC) completed a 3-week series that I’ve had the opportunity to attend and have throughly enjoyed each week. His discussion on the issues around the sexualization of our culture has been thoughtful, careful, and insightful. I heartily recommendRead More

“affirming truth in other religions does not commit one to abandon absolutism. After all “similarities with other religious traditions are perhaps most apparent in basic moral principles.” (PAGE 180) My review of Christianity and Religious Diversity: Clarifying Christian Commitments in a Globalizing Age by Harold Netland was first published in Philosophia ChristiRead More

TGC (The Gospel Coalition) hosts a brief essay by Darrell Bock on “6 common but mistaken claims” about same-sex marriage. One argument against same-sex marriage is  the utility of heterosexual marriages in bearing children. However, he admits there are weaknesses in this line of reasoning against same-sex marriage (e.g., heterosexual couples who can notRead More

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:2-3 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and theRead More

Mutual caring for another. Consistent promotion of the other’s flourishing. Sympathy for and action taken on behalf of another. Creating value in rather than recognizing the value of another. Self-disclosure from the safety of suspended judgement. Influence upon another’s outlook. Strengths are met with courage and weaknesses are met withRead More

My last post was on marriage, divorce, and remarriage so I’ll continue in that vein and address the number one issue on everyone’s radar. Sexuality. I’ve purposefully not posted on this topic because a) I’m still formulating my thinking and b) there is so much ugliness and lack of civility inRead More

This post addresses important questions not typically taken into account by a more traditional view of divorce and remarriage and challenges that view where necessary. A brief account of some key biblical passages will also be addressed in an effort to show a more balanced, nuanced view of marriage, divorce, andRead More