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Tradition: We are Not So Alone

July 18, 2014

Tradition is not a separate entity from your own personal Experience. Tradition is not a dead static heirloom which you may or may not perpetuate…

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Is Biological Determinism on its Way Out?

June 12, 2014

Without the bedrock of biological determinism, the LGBTQ movement loses its legal luster. The assembling power of “discrimination” becomes, instead, the rather ignorable whimper of disagreement.

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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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IRD SYMPOSIUM: The Church and the Millennials

April 14, 2014

The Greek word for “Symposium” originally meant to gather and drink together. Unfortunately, that is not what we have been doing the past two weeks here at the IRD. We have, however,  managed to…

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SYMPOSIUM: Recognizing the Real and Good

April 8, 2014

The Church’s teaching on sexuality and marriage is an assent to the world.


SYMPOSIUM Part 4: Sex and Salvation

April 4, 2014

According to Tony Jones, Christianity ought to be totally unconcerned about sexuality. It is a “lie” in his words “that issues of human sexuality are somehow central to Christian doctrine.” This is plainly false. I know, because I once thought as Mr. Jones does.


How Fornication Messes Up Marriage

May 13, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) The recent National Catholic Prayer Breakfast got me to thinking about the cultural co-belligerence of different Christians and the debt that I owe Catholics for their great work in the…


Sex Education for a Brave New World

May 8, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) The English speaking world now has a “Truly Inclusive Way to Answer the Question ‘Where Do Babies Come From?’” Noah Berlatsky writes on The Atlantic of a new children’s book authored…


Whips, Handcuffs, Leather and…Restraint?

May 2, 2013

By Jeff Gissing (@JeffGissing) As our culture continues to grapple with the meaning of marriage, the Washington Post reported that vocal advocates of polyamory in the Unitarian Universalist church are detrimental to legal recognition…


Sex, Individualism, and the End of Civilization

April 26, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Our evaporating sexual mores are indicative of deep confusion about who we believe we are as human beings, what it means to be uniquely male or female, and what our purpose…


Commitment-Free Critics and the ‘Christian Virginity Cult’

February 8, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@BJGingerich) You may have noticed the recent volley of criticism against the evangelical sex culture. No, not the trends toward loose morals, but the Christian fascination with virginity and purity. The casualties…


The Millennial Generation’s Acceptable Sin

January 8, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@bjgingerich) The following article originally appeared on The Gospel Coalition website. Every human institution and society has its own list of sins and virtues that contradict the law of God. With the…