The Limits of Pluralism

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The Limits of Pluralism  —  Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) is regarded as a key thinker for Calvinist perspectives on the two kingdoms.  This two-part essay considers Kuyper’s views and influence 100 years ago and today: “We should not delude ourselves into thinking that the rhetoric of pluralism will itself lead to peaceful coexistence, but we would […]

Toward a Unifying Campus Vision

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Toward a Unifying Campus Vision  —  This essay from Robert Zurinsky, Asst. Dir of Campus Ministries at Seattle Pacific University (a Free Methodist school), discusses the goal of sustaining a “historically orthodox, clearly evangelical, distinctively Wesleyan, and genuinely ecumenical” campus that remains committed to the Gospel while serving Christians from a variety of theological traditions.

From Prison to the Pulpit

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From Prison to the Pulpit  —  Jim Wallis introduces Sojourners’ resources on mass incarceration and the broken criminal justice system: “It is our hope that this story and discussion guide will inspire you to get involved in your congregation and community in the struggle for a more just criminal justice system.”

Summary Update on Gordon College

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Summary Update on Gordon College (from Richard Ostling)  —  Gordon College’s trustees will consider this spring whether to scrap a rule that “sexual relations outside marriage, and homosexual practice will not be tolerated” among students and staff, whether on or off campus.  The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has directed the college to […]

InterVarsity Case Invokes Hosanna-Tabor Ministerial Exception

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InterVarsity Case Invokes Hosanna-Tabor Ministerial Exception  —  The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, maintaining a broad constitutional right for ministries to control their hiring and firing practices. This is one of the first major rulings under the precedent set by the Supreme Court’s 2012 determination in Hosanna Tabor. 

Canadian Supreme Court Allows Assisted Suicide

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Canadian Supreme Court Allows Assisted Suicide  —  The court has ruled that adults in grievous, unending pain have a right to end their life with a doctor’s help. “We do not agree that the existential formulation of the right to life requires an absolute prohibition on assistance in dying,” and rejected the concept of “a […]

 
 
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