Tim Keller's gracious and biblically faithful article on human sexuality and the drive by some to re-interpret Scripture's teachings concerning homosexuality is important. An Evangelical "Cardinal," as it were, has spoken clearly and firmly, albeit with great civility, on the immutable teaching of the written Word of God on sexuality and sexual intimacy. This is meat to my soul.
Here is an excerpt. It is profound and elegant. Read carefully:
… male and female have unique, non-interchangeable glories — they each see and do things that the other cannot. Sex was created by God to be a way to mingle these strengths and glories within a life-long covenant of marriage. Marriage is the most intense (though not the only) place where this reunion of male and female takes place in human life. Male and female reshape, learn from, and work together. more >>
Star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show, Alan Robertson, says he's praying that the impending wedding of his nephew John Luke to Mary Kate McEacharn this summer "will be protected from [the] attack of the evil one."
"I pray that they will be protected from [the] attack of the evil one on their marriage vows and that they will enjoy the experience of growing together as they carve out the path of their future as a family," said Robertson in a recent email on the upcoming nuptials to The Christian Post.
John Luke proposed to McEacharn on his 19th birthday back in October, and just last month the young reality star graduated from high school. With so much to celebrate this summer, Alan shared his admiration for John Luke while speaking to CP. more >>
In a statement published on his website Monday, popular pastor and author Tony Campolo said he now fully supports same sex-marriage and urges the church "to be more welcoming."
Campolo, 80, and a onetime spiritual mentor to President Bill Clinton, had previously tempered his endorsement of homosexuality to allowing for civil unions for gay couples. Campolo had previously believed that the active practice of homosexuality in all forms is sinful. Yet he has been overwhelmingly lauded by LGBT advocates within the church at public speaking events.
Campolo addressed his longstanding ambiguity on the issue in his written statement. more >>
Roman Catholic Raymond Burke spoke in Ottawa, Canada, in defense of a Christian view of marriage, declaring there is no "true form of human sexuality other than that intended by God."
The Catholic Cardinal, who serves as the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, spoke to NET Canada, an evangelistic organization of young Catholics, last Thursday.
"The defense and promotion of human life and of marriage and the family is at the foundation of a Christian culture, and indeed, of any viable human culture," he said. more >>
In the spirit of your public statement released yesterday, urging churches to welcome same-sex couples, I'm writing this open letter to you, appealing to you to reconsider your decision before you bring further reproach to the gospel and hurt those you want to help.
Like you, I'm a professor as well as a gospel preacher, and I have always appreciated your willingness to tackle controversial issues, not caring who you will offend, willing to rock the boat and unsettle Christians from their cozy and safe belief systems if you felt it was in the interest of truth and justice. more >>
LaVern Vivio, a 52-year-old Christian radio personality and mother of four from Springfield, Tennessee, revealed recently that she once struggled with gender identity issues as a teenager and expressed sympathy for Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
"I am a 52-year-old woman and mother of four. A wife for almost 26 years but I wished I had been born a boy," Vivio began in a blog post last Thursday.
"Probably until I was well into junior high and maybe even high school I was fairly convinced God had simply mixed me up with John Mark, the name my parents had selected if I had been born male," she continued. more >>