Good Links for July 1, 2019

Aimee Byrd wonders about the terminology on both extremes of the gender debate: “I think CBMW agrees with this, but their language and teaching on manhood and womanhood betrays them. There aren’t half-men, clueless as to how to earn their man card. There aren’t biologically identifiable women with male souls. We don’t need to force […]

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Good Links for June 17, 2019

Katelyn Beaty takes a Christian view of sex to the New York Times: “All creation, including human bodies, by grace reveals deeper spiritual truth. In other words, matter matters. So when a person engages another person sexually, Christians would say, it’s not ‘just’ bodies enacting natural evolutionary urges but also an encounter with another soul.” […]

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Good Links for June 10, 2019

Wendy Gierhart discusses the necessity of deep, careful study of scripture: “At the moment I was a bit taken back. This shut down the conversation. It was before my days in seminary and honestly, I wasn’t equipped with a good answer. Is the Bible meant to be simple for all to understand? I believe whole-heartedly […]

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Good Links for June 3, 2019

Andy Cassler coins the term ‘pro-choice fragility’: “Once the scientific objections have been exhausted, abortion advocates turn to moral, legal, philosophical, or even theological objections related to a woman’s bodily autonomy, the fairness of increasing the number of children waiting to be adopted, the potential for a poor quality of life, the potential trauma of […]

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Good Links for May 27, 2019

Fleming Rutledge takes up her courage and faces the thorny issue of abortion: “I have been ruminating about abortion for many decades, but I don’t think that I have ever written anything about it until now. Since the election of Supreme Justice Brett Kavanaugh, however, the atmosphere has begun to change dramatically in a way […]

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Good Links for May 20, 2019

Kelly Rosati encourages Christians to look more holistically at the abortion debate: “Szala shared her story with the Times in response to the current debate within the Democratic Party over whether a candidate can support income equality without also supporting abortion rights. The argument, according to the Times, is that ‘women on the margins need […]

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Good Links for May 13, 2019

Sheila Wise Rowe describes visiting to an out of the way church in this older but very relevant piece on racial reconciliation: “I was not looking for validation, but two amazing things happened as a result of my vulnerability and transparency in that prayer session. I had to confront and discard lies I believed about […]

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Good Links for May 6, 2019

Ruth Graham reports in the early hours after the death of Rachel Held Evans: "Evans announced in 2014 that she was leaving evangelicalism, exhausted by “wearing out my voice in calling for an end to evangelicalism’s culture wars.” She began attending an Episcopal church. But she remained widely read within evangelical circles and among Christians […]

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Good Links for April 29, 2019

David French points out the devastating hypocrisy of evangelicals over the sexual proclivities of public politicians and pleads for sane repentance: “The proper Evangelical position toward any president is not hard to articulate, though it is exceedingly difficult to hold to, especially in polarized times when one party seems set on limiting religious liberty and […]

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