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Abortion and the Gospel

As today marks the forty-second anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, most Christians recognize, and rightly so, the loss of millions of unborn human lives. What we often forget is the second casualty of an abortion culture: the consciences of countless men and women. Too often, pastors and church leaders assume that, when talking about abortion, their invisible debating partner is the “pro-choice” television commentator or politician.

The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage: Why This Matters for the Church

The Supreme Court announced today that they are taking cases on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Effectively, this means that the highest court in the land will decide, this year, whether marriage, as defined for thousands of years, will exist in our country any longer. Here’s what we should keep in mind. First of all, this is not something we should shrug off. Marriage isn’t merely a matter

The best books I read this year

Here’s my annual end-of-the-year roundup of the best books I read this year. Let me start with my caveats. These aren’t all 2014 books, though most of them are; they’re just books I happened to read this year. These are the books that happened to stir my thinking this year. They’re in no particular order. How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor by James K.A. Smith (Eerdmans) When I

Let’s Rethink Our Holly Jolly Christmas Songs

Sometimes I learn a lot from conversations I was never intended to hear. This happened once as I was stopping by my local community bookstore. It’s a small, quiet store, so it was impossible not to eavesdrop as I heard a young man tell his friend how much he hated Christmas. And, you know what, the more he talked, the more I understood his point.

Want to work at the ERLC?

I’m looking for a new team member to work closely with me in communications. If you’re someone who enjoys reading in theology, culture, politics, and ethics and enjoys working in the areas of social media and digital platforms, I’d love to hear from you. You can check out the formal job description here. If you’re interested, you can email a resume to my chief of staff Daniel Patterson at [email protected]