When to Disobey

Why All Christians Should Consider Civil Disobedience: The April 2016 cover story for Christianity Today explores the issue of when to say no to Caesar.  Lutheran readers can further explore this issue in terms of the doctrine of the two kingdoms and the Reformers’ dealings with their regional princes, electors, and Rome.

Polygamy, Due Process, and Equal Dignity

Polygamy after Windsor: What’s Religion Got to Do with It? Although First Amendment jurisprudence would subject polygamy bans to a higher level of scrutiny, this heightened protection comes at a cost. The landmark same-sex marriage case, United States v. Windsor, and the opinion’s protected liberty interest of “equal dignity” provide polygamy advocates with substantive grounds to protect their […]

 
 
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