Verse for the Day
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
My Posts from Yesterday
- Poetry: “A Time to Talk”
- “The Zealous Faith of Secularism: How the Sexual Revolution Became a Dogma” (First Things)
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.
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.
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.
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:
Ugh, I wish they hadn’t used that graphic.