Sexuality

Mary Weller: Stealing Candy from Babies: Trans-Activism, Gender, and Kids

What movements are at work to reshape sexual identity in public policy, schools, and in the home? Mary Weller gives insight into the workings of various movements, and frames a biblical worldview so that Christians can respond to them.

STOLEN IDENTITY: THE THEFT OF THE BINARY SCHEDULE

Monday Emilio Ramos: The Metaverse and Personhood (12pm EST) Mary Weller: Stealing Candy From Babies: Trans-Activism, Gender, and Kids (9pm EST) Tuesday Andrea Williams: Law and Personhood (12pm EST) Samuel Sey: Intersectionality and Identity (9pm EST) Wednesday Carl Teichrib: The Rising Global Spirituality and the Search for Personhood (12pm EST) Pamela Frost: Stolen Identity: The Enneagram (9pm EST) Thursday Eowyn Stoddard: The Stolen…

Medicalizing the Absurd

In 1973, Karl Menninger wrote Whatever Became of Sin? He was responding to a cultural move away from any concept of moral transgression. The sociologists and psychologists of the day redefined what Western Christianity had always considered as sinful fruit of dark and hardened hearts. Instead, they argued that those effects, whether individual or corporate,…

The Writing on the Bathroom Wall — What does it mean?

Today I read an article with the provocative title: “University To Offer ‘Gender-Open’ Restrooms.” It noted that non-specific gender bathrooms are now common-place on some 150 college campuses. It is easy to qualify this fact as a further desirable expression of civil rights, tolerance and freedom, but it is much more a striking piece of evidence of…

Laying Down the Law on Yoga Mats and Marriage

The god of gay marriage and yoga is not the transcendent personal Creator of Scripture, but the divine self within, who creates its own reality and the laws to go with it. So, losing the God of Scripture is not merely a religious event. It means we lose the objective source of law.

Scotus Scotches the Scriptures

On June 26, 2013, the highest authority in the land declared the constitutionality of homosexuality as a value to be defended and promoted in modern day America. For the first time, the Supreme Court declared that the federal government may not discriminate against same-sex couples whose marriage is recognized by a state. In the case…

The Victory of the Pagan Cosmology

This period of legalization will be followed by the institutionalization and normalization of the victory, both by extending the implications to all manner of "loves," and by the aggressive silencing all opposition, for a peaceful, unified world--built, alas, on the putrefaction of the sinful human heart, that will eventually choke on its own vomit! Our culture will be "given over" to its sinful choices, as Paul says in Romans 1:24, without any "Gospel restraint," but it is not the final word. Because God gave over his Son to bear the sin of the world as a sacrificial victim, He will return as Lord and Judge of the earth to set all things right.

IO 89: May 09, 2012: The Official End of Christendom?

May 9th 2012 is in many ways the final “sacralization” of the Sixties, where behind the pretext of the Golden Rule, the “revolution” fraudulently covers its unrestrained libido in the white robes of bridal purity.

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Politics (Calvin Beisner)

Speaker: Calvin Beisner (Founder and Spokesman, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation) Session: Two-ism and Politics I want to discuss why Two-ism is incompatible with a one-world government. Distinctions: global government/transnationalism vs. internationalism: John O’Sullivan: “… to sign a treaty with clearly defined obligations to other nationts is ot exercise sovereignty, whereas to sign a…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog Session: Two-ism and the Law (Jeff Ventrella)

Speaker: Jeff Ventrella (Alliance Defense Fund) Session: Two-ism and the Law My talk is on the beauty of two as it pertains to law. It’s important to first recognize and remember that there is a Creator-creature disctinction – the notion that there is a transcendent and personal God. There are only two worldviews and both are deeply…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Science (James Wanliss)

Speaker: James Wanliss (physics professor) Session: Two-ism and Science “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
- Dawkins Long ago,…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Sexuality (Dannah Gresh)

Speaker: Dannah Gresh (founder, Grace Prep) Session: Two-ism and Sexuality I am concerned with our view of sexuality in the church. The problem Let’s begin with women. Marilyn Monroe rose to the status of sex symbol at the age of 30, and she could not afford the worship ascribed to her. It destroyed her. In…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and Apologetics (Matt Jenson)

Speaker: Matt Jenson (professor, Biola University) Session: Two-ism and Apologetics Evangelicals battle against postmodernism and other “cultural enemies”. I wonder if we are neglecting to say what the gospel is. Surely, the gospel is able to survive. The gospel is really, really good news. The gospel, like Jesus, is expansive. It should be explained in…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and the Missional Life (David Fandey)

Speaker: Dave Fandey (lead pastor, Fields Church) Session: Two-ism and the Mission Life The missional life is cross-cultural by its very nature. Culture is not amoral, and we need to understand the elements of our culture in order to understand the culture that we are trying to reach. Mission involves the horizontal nature of the…

Think Tank 2012 Live-Blog: Two-ism and the Doctrine of God (Peter Jones)

Speaker: Dr. Peter Jones (Executive Director, truthXchange) Title: Two-ism and the Doctrine of God I have much to say about this doctrine (the doctrine of Two-ism). Why this conference on the beauty of two? The message of “One and Two” attempts to explain Romans 1:25, which outlines two options of worship: Worship of Creator (Two-ism)…