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His mercy is on them that fear Him

Chastity requires an appropriate fear of the Lord.

Sex, temptation, and the gay christian: What chastity demands

How should Christians think about being ‘gay’?

The christian and homosexuality: further notes toward an evangelical sexual ethic

If there is an issue that separates the generations of evangelicals, it is the question of homosexuality.

The body and its pleasure: Toward an evangelical sexual ethic

If there were a sexual arms race, evangelicals would be winning.

The adoption tax credit is not (necessarily) pro-life

A Christian notion of adoption begins with the reunification of the people of God with their Lord through their incorporation into the life of Christ.

Evangelicalism’s ‘Flight 93’ moment: reflections on the Nashville statement

Conservative evangelicals have been gripped by such questions since the CBMW released the statement two weeks ago. Yet while its advocates and defenders have touted its importance and its benefits, I fear the ensuing discussion has left conservative evangelicals as bereft of sound guidance on questions of gender identity and sexual orientation as we were prior to its release.

Why I won’t sign the Nashville Statement

Either we recognize the “beauty of God’s design for human life,” or we embrace a sexual ethic and understanding of maleness and femaleness grounded in an “individual’s autonomous preferences.” Either our witness is counter-cultural, or it is not biblical.

Why that Princeton prof’s argument for early abortion isn’t entirely stupid

I don’t think her view is absurd, and raises real issues that if we thought about for a hot minute might provide new avenues and arguments for a pro-life view.

Orthodoxy, sex ethics, and the meaning of nature

We should note, though, that trying to link traditional answers into the creeds in this sense does not narrow them, but rather seriously and significantly expands them.

How Evangelicals Invented Liberals’ Favorite Legal Doctrine

“The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution” makes a persuasive historical case that nineteenth-century conservative Christians legislating morality created many of the problems associated with twenty-first-century liberals.

Why the church needs the infertile couple

We’re missing a broader scope of familial love.

The religious right is not a subsidiary of the alt-right

While evangelicals indisputably have a less-than-exemplary record on questions of race, their own history within the South is not necessarily identical or equivalent to the history of the Religious Right.

People criticize pro-lifers for focusing so much on abortion. But there’s a reason we do.

For the pro-lifer, there is no clearer instance of the marginalized, the voiceless, and the vulnerable than in the womb.

On the executive order regarding refugees

In an environment where our trust in public institutions and each other is plummeting, we cannot have too much care in how we measure and describe the realities we are depicting.

Love Is Your Master: Love, Betrayal, and Repentance in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona

Unravelling love, betrayal, friendship, and repentence as found in the rarely performed Shakespearean play Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Pro-lifers who support Donald Trump are kidding themselves — and hurting the movement

But the truth is there has never been a pro-life case for voting for Donald Trump. And his comments on abortion at the final debate last week demonstrated that Trump doesn’t care much about pro-life issues — and that he doesn’t know much about them, either.

The better of the Keswick theologians

The desire for a constant feeling of enthusiasm about the Christian life can be exhausting—and when that enthusiasm is disconnected from the institutions meant to sustain it, it can become positively destructive.

Should Evangelicals Vote for Clinton or Trump?

The Republic will only begin to be renewed when ordinary citizens, people of good will, begin demanding better than they are being given. A day will come when we are ready for it.