The Bible tells us that the king of Israel once wanted to hear from the prophets, as to whether he would be victorious over his enemies. All the court prophets told him exactly what he wanted to hear. It seems to me that the church faces a similar situation as we look to the future of marriage in this country. Many want the sort of prophetic witness that will spin the situation to look favorable, regardless of whether that favor is from the Lord or in touch with reality.
An address at the inauguration of Gregory Alan Thornbury as the sixth president of The King’s College.
World Vision, an evangelical relief organization, announced today that they would now hire persons who are in same-sex marriages. The organization said, further, that this was no capitulation, just a recognition that some groups supporting World Vision have differing views on sex and marriage. This is no surprise, on one level. The constellation of parachurch evangelical ministries founded after World War II have been running headlong, with some notable
This week, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the most important religious liberty case in a generation, and it’s time for us to pray. The cases are Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood specialties versus the United States government’s mandate that employers provide insurance for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. Behind that is the larger question of what it means for the Constitution to guarantee the free exercise
Atheists are easy to hate, until you can’t help but love one. That’s largely because the highest profile atheists in your community or in our culture tend to be angry, obnoxious people. That’s because it still takes a certain sort of cultural courage to say, “I don’t believe in God.” That’s why the people willing to identify themselves as atheists tends to be the pamphleteers and the ridiculers.
In the April issue of First Things, I’m part of a symposium addressing the following question: “With the legal affirmation of same-sex marriage in some states, should churches, synagogues, and mosques stop performing civil marriages?” Below is my answer.
Russell Moore looks back on his own path to the ministry and relates his experiences to young people striving to be leaders today.