Traces of the Trinity

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Traces of the Trinity  —  In what sense or by what senses does the creation declare the glory of God?  Peter Leithart explores the theme that the doctrine of the Trinity invites us to gain glimpses of God in vocation, nature, marriage, language, music, and even in the past-present-future quality of time.  A Lutheran perspective […]

The Death of the Death Penalty

The Death of the Death Penalty  —   Upon the Nebraska legislature’s repeal of the death penalty, here is Time Magazine’s cover story on five reasons why the era of capital punishment is ending.  The author focuses on the pragmatic problems of sustaining and applying death penalty laws but concludes with a discussion of the courts’ […]

Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias

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Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias  —  This new release from IVP (2015) by George Yancey, professor of sociology at University of North Texas, maintains that sometimes Christians are too quick to claim that they are being persecuted. But Christians aren’t just being paranoid or alarmist. Anti-Christian hostility is real. Yancey shows how […]

Boy Scout Gay Leaders and the Churches

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Boy Scout Gay Leaders and the Churches  —  Catholics and Mormons seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude as the BSA considers removing its ban on gay troup leaders.  Methodists plan to mull the next steps with BSA officials, and some LGBT-affirming church groups are welcoming the possible change.

 
 
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