Friday’s Fantastic Five! 8.2

FridayFantasticFiveNo Squishy Love – Timothy George
The Presbyterian Church, USA rejects the hymn “In Christ Alone” because of its reference to God’s wrath. George examines how this revulsion of God’s wrath has a long tradition that ultimately destroys the love of God as described in the Bible.

Yes, Threats to Religious Liberty Happen Here – Ryan T. Anderson
Ryan Anderson, one of the most brilliant defenders of traditional marriage, takes a look at how the government’s acceptance of same-sex marriage is currently threatening religious liberty.

Who Am I to Judge? The Pope, the Press, and the Predicament – Al Mohler
If you just read headlines, you would think the Pope revolutionized Catholic teaching on sexuality. However a closer examination of his remarks in context reveals the opposite. The Pope, like evangelical Christians, is faced with the predicament of proclaiming biblical sexuality to a culture increasingly intolerant of it.

How to Keep Millennials in the Church? Let’s Keep Church Un-Cool – Brett McCracken
Brett responds to Rachel Held Evans’ CNN column about why the Millennial generation is leaving the church. He rejects her suggestion that the church should reflect the ideals of this generation and instead suggests she should boldly be what Christ has commanded.

The Texas Abortion Experiment – Ross Douthat
Will the new Texas abortion restrictions bring about oppression for women, especially in regards to their health and economic opportunity? Douthat examines other nations which have similar laws and sees a very different trend.

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