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XX, XY, XXX: Articles on Sex, Marriage and Unfashionable Beliefs

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Evangelical Christians have some explaining to do. The secular world does not understand our commitment to “traditional values” which seem quaint, obscure and oppressive. When we’re worrying about the rise of online pornography, the prevalence of cohabitation or the legalisation of ‘gay marriage’ we are portrayed as prudish, judgemental and moralistic.

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Redefining Marriage: Why Not?

Although we’d much rather discuss something else, the debate over the redefinition of marriage continues to hold the public’s attention. Furthermore, it does not seem that the case for the traditional definition of marriage can even receive a fair hearing.  Is it so ridiculous to suggest that we need an institution which insists that our children matter more than we do?

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Jesus and Marriage

A little storm brewed in evangelicalism’s tea-cup after Steve Chalke’s Oasis Trust lost its membership in the Evangelical Alliance. It seems that this was due to Chalke’s continued support for same-sex partnerships. The decision has brought the usual accusations of intolerance and intransigence.

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Four Facts of Life and Four Problems with Redefining Marriage.

What made marriage unique was the way it brought together in a single institution a whole series of essential human activities: sex, reproduction, companionship, love, responsibility for the welfare and nurture of those we have brought into being, and responsibility for their education.”-Rabbi Jonathan Sacks[i]

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Book Review: What is Marriage?

What Is Marriage?  Man and Woman: A Defense

Sherif Girgis, Robert P. George, and Ryan T. Anderson

1) What is Marriage For?

2) Back to the Reproduction Line?

3) The Meaning of Sex

4) What Can We Learn from a Taboo?

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