While many have waited for "19 Kids & Counting" star Jessa Duggar to announce her first pregnancy, the newlywed and her husband, Ben Seewald, made an announcement of a different sort: they plan to adopt, possibly before having biological children.
"We hope to adopt a lot of kids," Jessa told People magazine. "If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt. Even before we married, we wanted to adopt."
The couple married in November and have been busy exploring adoption options; their wedding will be featured on the current season of "19 Kids & Counting," while the rest of the show will focus on her sister, Jill's, pregnancy. The two sisters are close and have remained so even after getting married; photos show the two couples enjoying themselves and playing games. more >>
David and Jason Benham, the twin brothers who were fired from an HGTV reality show because of their vocal opposition to gay marriage, have said that Satan is behind the attacks against traditional marriage.
Speaking to the socially conservative group American Family Association last week, the Benham brothers talked about the attacks Satan is inflicting on American institutions.
Fortune Magazine has said that the recently released "Fifty Shades of Grey" film is "more popular than Jesus" after it broke the February box office record that was previously held by Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ."
"Looks like 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is more popular than Jesus," Fortune declared in an article on Tuesday.
According to Box Office Mojo, "Fifty Shades of Grey" earned $85.1 million on its Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend debut, which narrowly beats the $83.8 million earned by 2004's "Passion of the Christ" 11 years ago. more >>
By today's standards it may appear that the Apostle Paul was prejudiced against women when he wrote in Ephesians for wives to submit themselves to their husbands. However Southern Evangelical Seminary President Richard Land said Paul was actually ahead of his time, establishing equality between the sexes in marriage.
"In the modern world many people rather casually assume that the Apostle Paul was a misogynist based upon his teachings concerning the differing roles of men and women in the church and in marriage," Land said.
"What such critics fail to realize is that they are reading the Apostle Paul through the lens of a 21st century perspective, rather than the 1st century world to which Paul wrote originally." more >>
The following essay is in response to an opinion piece that appeared in The Christian Post earlier this month entitled, White Evangelicals and Immigration Reform.
There are biblical and prudential reasons for opposing "comprehensive immigration reform," but your otherwise thoughtful article did not acknowledge them.
I concur with the statistical conclusion of Kellstedt and Hoover, that evangelicals, "white" and otherwise, largely oppose the kind of "comprehensive immigration reform" that President Obama is attempting to enforce despite the disapproval of Congress and most Americans. more >>
An amendment to the rules of the United States' largest Presbyterian denomination to recognize gay marriage has gained considerable support in its regional bodies, with 51 of 172 presbyteries already voting in favor of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples. The denomination's remaining presbyteries having until June to cast their votes to make the final decision.
Over the weekend several presbyteries belonging to Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to approve Amendment 14-F, which would change the denomination's definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.