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Category: Ethics


What does it mean to be persecuted for our faith? Quite often I hear people say that Christians aren’t being persecuted in the United States. What they mean is that we aren’t suffering physically for our faith, in contrast to so many Christians in other parts of the world. I recognize, of course, that there is a…

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I received a lot of feedback this past weekend about my piece responding to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. Many people seemed to take exception to my radical position that men and woman can conceive children. They didn’t explicitly disagree with that theory, but they did deny the one single conclusion that inevitably stems from…

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If you’ve read the Gospels, you know that Jesus taught that the two greatest commandments are that we love God with all of our heart, soul, and strength, and that we love our neighbor as our self (see Matthew 22:35-40). What do we do when there’s a perceived conflict between the two and when it…

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Voddie Baucham

Texas pastor Voddie Baucham has appeared in a video produced by the desiringGod ministry, responding to the oft-repeated claim that “gay is the new black.” He argues that some similarities between the two movements cannot undermine significant differences between ethnicity and sexual orientation. Similarities exist because “there are some things that we accepted philosophically in…

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What if your best reasons to doubt God show that He actually exists? What if atheists, properly understood, are actually unwitting apologists for the God they reject? That’s exactly what I unpack in my new book Stealing from God: Why atheists need God to make their case. To briefly mention just two examples from the seven in…

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Last year when I shared a blog about miscarriage, the response from those who could identify with what the author shared was overwhelming. As I said then, I strongly believe that those going through the loss of a child by miscarriage need to be told it’s okay to grieve, knowing they’ve been parted from their real…

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Pope Francis said Wednesday (June 24) that there are times when it is “morally necessary” for couples to separate, as part of the pontiff’s broader reflection on how to protect children from quarreling parents. Speaking to crowds in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said that in some cases “separation is inevitable” and “can even become morally…

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Hold on. Courage, Matt, courage. Breathe. OK, I’m ready. This is it. I’m coming out. I want the world to know. I’m a black, lesbian platypus trapped in a white, straight guy’s body. This is my truth. It’s my experience. It’s how I identify. It’s my reality (actual reality notwithstanding). Transracial, transgender and transpecies lives…

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