Thurslinks

Verse for the Day
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Isaiah 40:29

My Posts from Yesterday
Ancient Article: Come to Jesus (Westword)

Details some gay-conversion therapy techniques used in the mid-90s. Can we all just STOP with the pseudo-science already? And lest you think this was a problem only with the “ex-gay” movement, think again. Possibly NSFW.

Biola Chimes: Seeking community while struggling against same-sex attraction

The Biola University student newspaper profiled Richard Padilla for the first article in its series about homosexuality on campus. The piece outlines Padilla’s loss of two different friendships because he became overly attached to them. (Wow, can I relate—I, too, have lost two different friendships because I became overly attached to them.) One of Padilla’s friends and former roommates “compared Padilla’s desire to get closer to these men to a heterosexual romantic relationship where there is desire to get to know the other person increasingly.” No matter what you think of Padilla and his approach to negotiating his sexuality, I hope you feel for his (our?) plight.

Christianity Today: Get Ready, Youth Group Leaders: Teens Twice as Likely to Identify as Atheist or LGBT

The headline says it all: The Church must prepare for Generation Z to come of age, with all that entails—including, most definitely, sexuality.

Mere Orthodoxy: Three Notes on Women Professors and Seminary

As Jake Meador writes, “John Piper caused a bit of a kerfuffle on Christian Twitter the other day with a podcast episode in which he said that only men should teach at seminaries.” His response is excellent.

Mudblood Catholic: Christendom and Christianity, Part III

After recommending a previous installment, I’m glad to share the latest. Excerpt: “That a blending of Church and state is, intrinsically, a corruption of the Church, even if her members are well-behaved, is intuitive to me and therefore difficult to explain and defend; but I’ll take a stab at it.” Gabriel outlines some of the horrific acts committed in the name of Christendom, and they will make your soul cry out for justice. Be sure to catch his conclusions at the end.

Finally, just because it’s absurd:

Abbey Roads: “Where are the Churchmen with chests?”

Ugh, I wish they hadn’t used that graphic.

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