From the March First Things: ‘Defending Marriage’

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No argument is more effective in promoting gay marriage than the insistence that its rejection offends our sense of justice and equality, especially as concern for the underprivileged and marginalized lies at the heart of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Many today believe it patently “unfair” and “unjust” to ban an entire group of people from the benefits of marriage merely because they happen to be attracted to people of the same sex… . Continue Reading »

Defending Marriage

From the March 2013 Print Edition

What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George Encounter, 168 pages, $15.99 No argument is more effective in promoting gay marriage than the insistence that its rejection offends our sense of justice and equality, especially as concern for the . . . . Continue Reading »

Hope-Bridled Grief

From the January 2012 Print Edition

The death of a loved one is excruciatingly painful, and it would seem wrong to ask moral questions about the appropriateness of someone‚Äôs grief, as if it were possible to hold our emotions in check at such horribly difficult times. It would appear cruel to imply to those in mourning that there is . . . . Continue Reading »

At the Right Hand

From the Aug/Sept 2011 Print Edition

Ascension Theology by Douglas Farrow T&T Clark, 177 pages, $27.95 Simply put,” writes Douglas Farrow, “our choice is between a doctrine of the Ascension that truly affirms our humanity in Christ and one that secretly or openly denies it.” In this book, a sequel to his much . . . . Continue Reading »