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Reaction to the Nashville Statement

Recently 150 religious leaders met in Nashville, Tennessee, to ratify a statement regarding biblical sexuality now known as the “Nashville Statement.” The group’s organizer stated, “It was our aim to say nothing new, but to bear witness to something very ancient.”

The Nashville Statement consists of a preamble stating its purpose and 14 articles articulating their beliefs. Each of the articles includes a statement of affirmation as well as a denial. Continue reading

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The Decline of Shame in America

“I only need one,” boasted Bill Cosby, as he waited in a small third-floor conference room that he called “my dressing room.”

It is reported that through his recent trial for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, a former Temple University Basketball Manager, that Cosby was confident in a mistrial.

It turns out that Cosby was correct. The rape trial ended in a hung jury last week. Continue reading

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Eliminate any Hint of Sexual Impropriety

In her book, Settle For More, Megyn Kelly relates a time early in her broadcasting career about a rumor regarding her relationship with Britt Hume, her boss and  managing editor of the DC bureau of Fox News.

Radar Online started the story. Kelly was called a “Hume wrecker.” And she was furious. Megyn wrote that there was no romantic relationship between the two of them–“not a single inappropriate or even borderline moment, ever.” Continue reading

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1 in 4 Americans Think a “One Night Stand” is OK

 

“John is a sales executive who travels frequently on business,” writes blogger and family therapist, Abe Kass, “On one recent trip, he met an attractive woman in the hotel bar where he was staying. One thing led to another, and the two wound up having a one-night stand.”

“When John returned home and spoke about the incident with his therapist, John denied that the fling amounted to infidelity. ‘One night stands don’t count,’ John maintained. And he genuinely believed it.”

“Does this scenario sound absurd?” asks Abe. Continue reading

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Ignorance in Action

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I opened my Franklin planner is this morning to this quote of the day by the 18th century German novelist and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.”

I don’t know the context in which Goethe made this statement. I’m guessing from the social, political or philosophical viewpoint. Whatever the case, many of our problems exist when we blindly move forward without the proper facts or knowledge about what we are doing. Continue reading

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Traditional Beliefs Under Attack (Again)

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Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas, are the stars of “Fixer Upper”, HGTV’s #1 hit show. But according to a Cosmopolitan article the magazine has “uncovered something many fans will likely want an explanation for–a startling revelation that has left many wondering where Chip and Jo stand.”

And what is this “startling revelation”? One that various media outlets are calling a possible “scandal.” “Serious” another labeled it. And “concerning” wrote Buzzfeed. Continue reading

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The Paradox of Every Generation

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” so begins Charles Dickens historical novel A Tale of Two Cities. In fact, on this day in 1859 the final chapter was published in Dickens’ circular, “All the Year Round.”

The opening line has been often quoted to apply to our generation. It has been many years since I’ve read this classic, and had forgotten the next lines in the opening paragraph. Continue reading

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