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Intrinsic Human Value Is the Same for All and Can Never Be Lost

Because we're created in God's image, nothing can negate our intrinsic value, not even sin. But lately, our culture has been saying otherwise.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | August 25, 2017

Counsel for Loving Same-Sex-Attracted Christians

Bekah Mason provides some helpful counsel for how Christians can love and support other Christians who experience same-sex attraction.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | July 26, 2017

Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

All people are created in God’s image, and skin color is a non-moral characteristic that doesn’t diminish intrinsic value. Our laws must reflect that by upholding equality and justice.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 12, 2017

Sin and Transforming Grace in Openness Unhindered

Rosaria Butterfield's Openness Unhindered is a book about the astonishing and life-upending nature of the Gospel.

Blog Post | Ethics | Melinda Penner | January 26, 2017

Romans Prescribes the Gospel, Not Execution

The New York Times claims that Romans 1 calls for the execution of gays. A Republican congressman read the passage at a committee hearing. I don’t know the congressman’s purpose, but it couldn’t be to call for the execution of gays because the passage doesn’t say that. And 2,000 years of Christian teaching has never taught that it does.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 17, 2016

First They Change the Definition, and Then They Claim the Right

The other day, I retweeted Brian Seagraves’ tweet: “The transgender community wants a right no one has had: the right to use a bathroom that doesn’t match your sex.” Someone replied that transgender people are just looking for the same right that everyone has already had – to use a bathroom that matches their gender identity.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 11, 2016

The Back of the Book

One of the tactics in Greg’s book is “the back of the book.” Some people like to jump to the end of the book to find out how it ends before reading the whole thing. Sometimes you know the end of the story so you notice things about the narrative that you wouldn’t otherwise. Knowing the ending gives you some insight.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 10, 2016

How We Should Treat Political Opponents

Mark Galli has a good editorial in the current Christianity Today issue. I disagree with a couple of points.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 4, 2016

Questions about Transgender Theories to Consider

On today’s podcast, Greg talks about an article discussing how people who object to radical changes in our society, like transgender bathrooms, are being bullied to abandon their reasonable sensibilities and objections.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | May 4, 2016

Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

No doubt you’ve heard the ruling. I’ve been praying and thinking about how we as Christians and STR people move forward. We’ve got good arguments, and the issues may change over time that need to be responded to, but the people we are to be as Christians doesn’t change.  God isn’t surprised by this ruling, and by His sovereign will He’s allowed this to happen. And He’s put us here in this time for a purpose. 

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 26, 2015