Living in the Tension

I attended a conference on ministry this week that included a session called “Living in the Tension,” which was designed to guide us in ministering to gay peoples.  Like most areas of the country, that’s happening here in the Great Northwest on occasion.  The discussion reconfirmed a couple truths. First, when people tell you that…

Would you attend a gay wedding?

I live in The Land of the Left and sometimes it can be scarier than being chased by dinosaurs and stalked by sleestacks. More often though, it is a place where I live by principal and risk being despised by some and misunderstood by many. I live where gay marriage is legal. This raises a fairly…

Marriage Is Good For You (and it’s not just the commitment)

I often hear gay marriage supporters speak of how the “benefits” of marriage should be extended to all.  And to some extent, I agree.  I support legislation that would allow hospital visitations, property arrangements, end-of-life decisions, etc. to be equally applied to same-sex couples.  (I believe that redefining marriage redefines parenthood, and therefore oppose gay marriage.)…

Hey Millenials- You Get It

So back to the three sweet girls I mentioned in my last post.  They asked me to state in two minutes my case for traditional marriage.  Here it is: Millennials, if any generation understands the pain of fragmented family, it is you. Never before has our nation witnessed more children who are growing up outside…

If gay marriage, what then?

Public opinion has changed rapidly regarding gay marriage as evidenced in this Pew Research study.   The continued glorification and normalization of gay relationships and parenting within media is likely to continue, and with our culture’s propensity to be shaped by those compelling (though not wholly realistic) images and stories, I think it is probable…

Engaging the World

Once again, the US is talking about gay marriage.  Amidst pre-school carpooling, laundry-folding, and making vats of spaghetti sauce, I catch snippets of Nina Totenberg’s commentary on Proposition 8 arguments to the Supreme Court.  Many on Facebook have donned red “=” profile pictures.  There are renewed calls for Christians to boycott my beloved Starbucks over Howard…