We are happy to publish here a very helpful article from our friend Jose Gonzalez. See below for his bio. While his subject has universal importance, he is especially addressing Latin American contexts. To understand our Latin mindset about sex, it is necessary to understand certain mutually reinforcing concepts: Gnosticism,
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “guilty conscience” Mike and Karen Pence, photo by Gage Skidmore “To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their conscience are defiled,” Titus 1:15 ESV. The polluted conscience
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “guilty conscience” In the West, we have a new coping mechanism for a guilty conscience. Just slander those who disagree with you. When anyone attempts to speak, even with courtesy, from a biblically informed perspective on morality, just shout them down
A biography of Chuck Colson includes his transparent testimony of his deep love and commitment to his second wife, Patricia Hughes, for nearly half a century. He also testifies to the destructive nature of his divorce from his first wife, Nancy Billings, and its impact on their three children. He acknowledges that
The current trans rights discussion is not about bathrooms; it’s about the destruction of the family and the overthrow of the transcendent moral order that has supported it. It dawned on me recently that President Obama’s legacy will not be in maintaining America’s security and well-being. Rather, he will be remembered for determining who
The family is the basic social unit of any society. Therefore, as the family goes, so goes the nation. This was the topic (and title) of a recent book I co-authored with Elizabeth Youmans and Jill Thrift. Church-based community and social transformation must begin with the truth about marriage and family.
When the church fails to disciple the nation, the nation will disciple the church. As we have argued elsewhere, culture is simply a reflection of worship. Western civilization was created by the worship of the God who created the universe and is our Father. The worship of man, i.e. in
Today’s Washington Post editorial is titled, “The Supreme Court Must Finish the Job on Same Sex Equality.” In it, we read: The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case widely expected to decide a great civil rights issue of this century: what the Constitution demands on same-sex marriage.
The revival of pagan culture has restored pagan sexuality as the sexual norm. Damon Linker, Senior Correspondent at the Week magazine, recently wrote an article titled “What Religious Traditionalists Can Teach Us About Sex.” He lays the blame for the erosion in sexual norms on the sexual revolution of the 1960s
We received the following thoughtful response to Darrow’s post, A Personal Story About Why Words Matter, from our friend, Ryan Davis. Because it was worthy of more than a simple, brief reply, we are posting it here, with Darrow’s reply, for the benefit of all our readers. As a book