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Hope and Homosexuality

From Web Exclusives

An Orthodox friend has a T-shirt that says, “Wow, suppose it’s all true!” The “all” of course is the Christian Gospel and its ultimate promise of resurrection and everlasting communion with the Holy Trinity. If it is all true, if Jesus is risen, and if following him leads to that everlasting communion, then the impact on our lives will be vast. The impact will even touch sex. That proposition is increasingly incomprehensible to souls nurtured by the toxic soup of post-modern sentimentalism. … Continue Reading »

Axis Mundi

From Web Exclusives

I recently read an article in which a Methodist minister referred to the Eucharist as “revolutionary.” It would be easy to dismiss her use of a term used to advertise a new shampoo or safety razor. But the claim that the Eucharist is revolutionary is a reminder we very much need to hear, for it is very much true… . Continue Reading »

Catholics in Exile

From the May 1997 Print Edition

In “The Unhappy Fate of Optional Orthodoxy” (Public Square, January), Richard John Neuhaus proposes “Neuhaus’ Law” concerning the life of religious institutions: “Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed.” In the same issue, James Nuechterlein argues . . . . Continue Reading »

Lutherans in Sexual Commotion

From the May 1994 Print Edition

By almost every standard for measuring such things the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America stands on the conservative side of mainline Protestantism. It maintains cordial relations and some measure of cooperation with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, which nobody would place in the mainline. . . . . Continue Reading »