(Photo: St. Helen’s Bishopsgate.)
“The basic issue in the same-sex couples bill is “What is marriage?” The bill renders marriage a genderless institution since any combination of two adults will do. When a child is born there is always mother around. The question is, where is the father? The bill sends out the message that fathers are dispensable for children. It completely decouples marriage from procreation, consummation and adultery.
Once marriage is redefined and reduced to only an intimate relationship, on what logical basis could the law turn away three people who say they want to get married?”
– Phillip Jensen writes on a Christian attitude to money.
“Here is a clue: When you have to argue at every turn that the issue is not abortion, the issue is abortion. … What the pro-abortion movement fears most is that Americans will pause to consider what this trial really means.”
– Albert Mohler looks at the reality behind the conviction of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
“Christian worship should immerse people in the reality of the tragedy of the human fall and of all subsequent human life. It should provide us with a language that allows us to praise the God of resurrection while lamenting the suffering and agony that is our lot in a world alienated from its creator, and it should thereby sharpen our longing for the only answer to the one great challenge we must all face sooner or later. Only those who accept that they are going to die can begin to look with any hope to the resurrection. …”
– A ‘must-read’ article from Carl Trueman at First Things.
The History Channel aired The Bible: The Epic Miniseries throughout March 2013. About 100 million people watched all or part of the series.”
– Andy Naselli shares his concerns with the popular miniseries.
– Trevin Wax has a response and also the video from Premier Christian Radio in the UK.
– Take the time to read “The Lifeguard”, by John Richardson.
Is it that we think that their suffering is so bad that they would be better off dead than to continue as they are?
Or is it that we are fearful that their suffering would only increase if they were to continue to live in a society which is unwilling to change so that their needs will be met? Or are we concerned that we would suffer because of them?…”
– Dr Megan Best asks some challenging questions in this article at SydneyAnglicans.net. (Photo: Matthias Media.)
“I decided to go along to the week-long convention to get a feel for where Hillsong was up to. I went expecting a fairly different experience to my normal church life—and sure enough, it was an astonishing few days.”
– The Briefing Editor Sam Freney shares his reflections from the most recent Hillsong Conference in Sydney. (Image: The Briefing.)