Items included for this subject area come from a variety of sources. The perspectives conveyed may or may not express a Lutheran ethos. They can serve our instruction as discussion-starters, examples (positive and negative), and illustrations of intersections between God’s two kingdoms, intersections sometimes characterized by tension, sometimes by congruence. Inclusion does not imply endorsement.

"Open Book" by R. Marxhausen: the Bible, the book open to us all

Symposium on Obergefell

Symposium on Obergefell  —  SCOTUSblog has published a symposium of interpretations on the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision with ten participants, generally though not entirely favorable toward the decision.  Of note is the inclusion or non-inclusion of arguments from natural law and the conjugal theory of marital unions (see Sanders’ article, for ex.).

College Freshmen Less Concerned with Religious Identity

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College Feshmen Less Concerned with Religious Identity  —  According to The American Freshman, released annually by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, college freshmen are increasingly distancing themselves from religion. Nearly 28 percent of those surveyed did not identify with a religion, a number that has increased by 12 percent since 1971 (that is, […]

Covering Religious Violence: 8 Factors Journalists Should Know

Covering Religious Violence: 8 Factors Journalists Should Know  —  Journalists and policymakers must not jump to the conclusion that religious differences are enough to fuel religion-related violence, warns Prof. John Wolffe, in a report titled, “Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties.” Wolffe advocates digging deeper to learn why and how stable, diverse communities break down, resulting […]

 

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