NASHVILLE—University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus addressed criticisms of his recent study that compared the outcomes of children raised by same-sex couples against those who are raised by their biological and heterosexual parents during a panel discussion at the Ethics & Religious Liberty leadership summit in Nashville, Monday night.
Regnerus' social science study found that children function best as adolescents and young adults when they are raised by their biological mother and father or are adopted by a mother and father who remain married.
During the panel discussion he commented that among the majority of same-sex headed families that he had studied, few had relationships characterized by "stability and longevity," and consequently his findings that children raised by heterosexual couples fared better than those in same-sex households could not been seen as a "slam-dunk." more >>
Liberal Christians often champion themselves as facilitators of deep, authentic dialogue about the cultural issues facing America's faithful. But when the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission gathered yesterday for their first-ever leadership summit to genuinely discuss a myriad of sexual morality topics - including same-sex marriage and sexuality, the premier cultural conundrum facing the Church - unexpected kickback erupted on social media.
Unsurprisingly, non-Christians and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) community was less than nice in their commentary surrounding the ERLC's biblical perspective on God's design for marriage between one man and one woman. What the ERLC didn't anticipate was women's rather off base resentments launched at the summit and its mission.
Ladies in the Twitterverse had this to say about the summit: more >>
In the 1980s and early 90s the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase was one of the most charismatic heels to ever step foot into a WWF ring.
His microphone skills, coupled with his in-ring abilities made him the perfect villain to pit against legendary baby faces such as the Macho Man Randy Savage, The Immortal Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. DiBiase had everything he thought he ever wanted, and by the beginning of the '90s, the fame and the traveling that professional wrestlers are required to do was starting to take a toll on him and his family. Infidelity almost ended his marriage and things seemed to start spinning out of control. DiBiase saw only one option for fixing the mess he created at that point, which was to turn to Jesus Christ.
A new documentary titled The Price of Fame discusses DiBiase's journey more in depth through the eyes of his sons and fellow wrestlers who were around when he made the transformation that eventually lead to his evangelism ministry. more >>
In an unabashed display of unbridled bigotry, NY City Councilman Daniel Dromm has told multiplied hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers that they are not welcome in his city. That he made this announcement while denouncing bigotry makes his statement ironic to the point of ridiculous.
As reported by Catherine Briggs on Lifesite News, "In response to Chick-fil-A's proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country."
I have interacted with a number of men and women who identified as gay atheists, and their atheism and their homosexuality were interrelated, since they rejected God of the Bible because they understood that the Scriptures rejected homosexual practice. And so, given the choice of rejecting their own identity or rejecting a God whom they understood rejected them, they chose to reject him.
Today, however, more and more men and women who identify as LGBT are professing to be devoted Christians, believing that the Church has wrongly interpreted the Scriptures through the centuries and claiming that committed, monogamous, same-sex relationships can be blessed by God.
It is for those of you who identify as both gay and Christian that I'd like to ask some honest questions. You may take them as adversarial, but in reality, I ask these questions in the love of God and the fear of God, being jealous for your wellbeing in the Lord. more >>
Billy Graham says that he is praying daily for spiritual awakening in America. Last week Rush Limbaugh expressed that the hope for America is an awakening. I think it's safe to say that most serious Christians concur.
Studying the spiritual history of America we have seen two major times of spiritual awakening that transformed the cultural landscape. In addition, we have seen times of divine intervention in our nation with the Pentecostal movement, the Catholic Charismatic movement, the Jesus movement, and other such times of supernatural visitation.
An awakening or a revival is a season when God's people who have been lulled to sleep are jolted into the reality of the urgency of the hour and the need for Holy Spirit transformation. Some recent experiences illustrate why the time is now. more >>