Americans want to live in a much more equal country. Dan Ariely of Duke University asked thousands of people to describe their ideal distribution of wealth, from top to bottom. The vast majority — rich, poor, GOP and Democrat — imagined a far more equal nation.
Day: August 3, 2012
Matthew Paul Turner blogs that the church failed in five ways when so many Christians showed up at their local Chick-fil-A on Wednesday.
When we cheat, we apparently do so in the middle of a series of events, rather than at the beginning or end. This extends even to religious observance, apparently. Wall Street Journal blogger Christopher Shea reports:
“The challenge at the present moment, it seems to me, is for the church to develop a ministry of recognition, in which same-sex attracted persons are dignified—alongside others—as “beloved,” while avoiding a ministry of difference…. Put differently, same-sex attracted persons should be grafted onto—not subtracted from—the one tree of Christ, nourished from that root ”
Our theology would improve if we thought more of the church being given to the Spirit than of the Spirit being given to the church.
While it’s possible to make a case against gay marriage that does not rely on fear or loathing of gay people, but Andrew Brown says homophobia has made the current case untenable.
by Bill Carroll Lord, you now have set your servant free To go in peace as you have promised For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior Whom you have prepared for all the world to see A Light to enlighten the nations And the glory of your people Israel These words come from […]