Something I learned while listening to sports talk radio (yes you heard me right).
- June 27, 2013 |
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. The court also dismissed an appeal regarding California's Proposition 8, ruling that private parties did not have "standing" to defend the voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from marrying.
ReligionToday.com talks to Dr. Jim Denison of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture about the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings on gay marriage and the possible implications.
Just once, I’d like to see a TV interview with a pastor about homosexuality go more like this...
As Bono spoke, the phrase from the Bible that ran through my mind was from the Epistle of James: “faith without works is dead” (2:26). In other words, don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. It’s a basic tenet of Christian orthopraxy: following God and living by faith takes practice. And loving God and obeying His Word is nothing if not practical.
Do you have a healthy fear of God? Or are you always looking over your shoulder, awaiting a lightning bolt?
Crosswalk’s own Sully & Mike (a.k.a. Shawn McEvoy & Stephen McGarvey) compare notes on Pixar’s 14th film and first prequel, Monsters University (out on DVD October 29). Did the film make the grade, or flunk out? Read Christian Hamaker's full text review for Crosswalk.com here.
Yes, we all think we are pretty tolerant and open-minded. But what if my belief system says its okay to steal your iPad?
Paul doesn’t describe singleness as a curse. He's convinced throughout 1 Corinthians 7 of the blessing of the single life.
By now you may have heard that Bono will be our special guest on tomorrow’s broadcast. Yes, that Bono – the rock star and human rights activist who is also a committed Christian. In fact, it’s his faith that motivates him to help those in extreme poverty and living with HIV/AIDS.
I have found that a common thread in their relationship is a desire for mutual respect. In fact, one without it will be dysfunctional in some way.
Children’s church isn't a substitute for big church. Why? There is no substitute for a child watching his parents model worship.
I’m always grieved for the person experiencing the hurt. It’s never pretty to be dominated by pain. So here’s one pastor’s simple plea:
You may have to fight through the pain of past memories, fear of vulnerability, and feelings of shame. But passion is worth it.
The spiritual diet of too many Christians consists of a lot of Bible McNuggets. And that's not healthy.
Not even close to being on par with Pixar's Toy Story sequels, but a genial nature and thoroughgoing inoffensiveness make it palatable.
Can reading secular literature help Christians understand the world? Author and professor Karen Swallow Prior reveals the surprising benefits of “promiscuous reading.”
There's a good chance your teenager will be going to see the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel." And it might be a great conversation starter for you.
Every relationship has its rough spots. There will always be those times, and those topics, that are more difficult to manage than others.