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The Discipline of Matrimony in the Orthodox Church

May 15, 2014

Unlike Western churches, there is no sense of marriage as a contractual agreement between the couple. If there is a contractual element, it is in the Betrothal, and not seen as sacramental.

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Maxie Dunnam: Bishop Gene Robinson, Gywneth Paltrow and Jesus on Marriage

May 13, 2014

H.L. Mencken thinks such notions are more than foolish, and argues that marriage is a “status” more than a “contract,” and that the essence of a marriage relation lies in its merging of interests, hopes, fears, sorrows, triumphs and glories.

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SYMPOSIUM: Why Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Attract Young Christians Students Like Me

April 5, 2014

Research has shown that while the rest of the U.S. has become more accepting of same-sex marriage, Evangelicals have stood firm in their convictions and this is true for older as well as for younger Evangelicals.

C.S. Lewis writing in his study.

Stories, Not Arguments, Shape Imaginations

March 29, 2014

If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.


From the Brain of Bart, 2/14/13

February 14, 2013

Last night, I was able to attend an excellent concert by Mumford and Sons in Fairfax, VA. They’ve been freshly dubbed with a Grammy for best album of the year–a most interesting category since…


The Overflow of the Heart

January 28, 2013

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, recently addressed a gathering in the rump Diocese of South Carolina. Angry that most of the original Diocese of South Carolina has quit the…


Is Your God like Mass Murderer James Holmes?

August 2, 2012

Kevin Miller is hardly a household name amongst Evangelicals, but many of us are familiar with his work on films such as Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed starring Ben Stein; the Anti-Christian Zionist rant With…


Conquest, Egalitarianism, and Mommy Porn

July 19, 2012

In case you missed it, there is another degrading pop-culture phenomenon thrusting itself upon the masses. The best selling novel, 50 Shades of Grey has sparked a new genre known as “mommy porn.”  The…


A Heresy of Love

June 1, 2012

by Shane Ayers Orthodoxy is rigid, unyielding, and cold.  It stands in stark contrast to warmth and welcome of tolerant, progressive, liberal Christianity.  This is especially true in regards to homosexuality and same-sex marriage: …