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Same-Sex Marriage Is the New Ideal

Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post: Because our culture values equality, and because we (not believing in intrinsic human value anymore) think sameness is necessary for equality of value to exist, this also explains the anger many have towards the existence of gender roles in marriage. Why despise patriarchy? Because it entails one member of the marriage having a “higher” position than the other.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 30, 2016

When (and Why) Feminism Is Anti-Feminine

The denial of differences between male and female doesn’t reflect reality, and it leads to a loss of appreciation for the diverse male and female traits.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 29, 2016

Religious Liberty Is Under Fire Once Again

Religious liberty laws are back in the news again, and I’m seeing a huge amount of misunderstanding out there, so here are a few posts (from previous flare-ups) explaining religious liberty laws:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 1, 2016

The Resurrection Changes Everything

Kenneth Samples has a post about “the Christian faith’s most dangerous idea” at Reasons to Believe:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | March 26, 2016

Why the New Definition of Tolerance Is Dangerous

I received an email objecting to one of Greg’s commentaries on tolerance. In the commentary, Greg explains that tolerance “involves three elements: (1) permitting or allowing (2) a conduct or point of view one disagrees with (3) while respecting the person in the process.” In other words, only disagreement calls for toleration; otherwise, it’s simply agreement (or apathy). But not according to the email I received:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | March 11, 2016

LGBT Activist Says We Should Be Allowed to Discriminate against Ideas

After refusing to bake a cake that said “support gay marriage,” a couple in Northern Ireland was convicted of political and sexual orientation discrimination. Now LGBT activist Peter Tatchell is publicly disagreeing with the court’s decision, saying, “Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion.”

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | February 20, 2016

How the New Meaning of “Dignity” Is Changing Everything

In an article on Public Discourse, Roberta Green Ahmanson explains why our culture’s new understanding of human dignity “may well be the harbinger of a social transformation the likes of which we have not seen in the West for 1400 years”: Dignity apparently justifies abortion, transgenderism, the redefinition of marriage, and physician-assisted suicide.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | February 17, 2016

Free 21 Days of Prayer for Life Booklet

Greg talked to John Stonestreet on yesterday’s podcast about the 21 Days of Prayer for Life booklet he co-authored with Scott Klusendorf, so I wanted to make it easy for everyone to find. It’s not just a prayer guide; it’s also a teaching tool. Here’s an explanation of its purpose from the introduction:

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | January 21, 2016

Thanksgiving in a Secular Society

Stephen Nichols explains how our worldview affects our gratefulness and expression of thanks, and what this means for an increasingly-secular society: In his scientific study of gratitude, Emmons came to the realization that gratitude raises a singular and significant question: When we say thank you, to whom are we grateful?

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | November 26, 2015

Update on Kim Davis’s Requested Accommodation

It looks like the request described in Eugene Volokh's legal analysis and Ryan Anderson's article has been enacted:

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | September 9, 2015