Our scholar/theologian-in-residence Adam D. Rick celebrates the Feast Day of St. Gregory with an homage to his theological hero. Adam always does an excellent job of chasing down the finer points most of us miss, so he’s always worth a read, but especially with regard to his “boy” Gregory.
Douglas Dobbins blesses us all with his fifth post in his Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer. Douglas prefaces his post with a brief reflection on the death and character of Osama bin Laden in light of these meditations.
The Wall Street Journal reports on a scientific study showing that the birth control pill may mask the signals that draw men and women together by altering women’s perception of masculinity and femininity. The article is fascinating in that the scientific community seems to assume traditional gender roles in distinction to the current academic mindset, which celebrates the deconstruction of any gender differences through a “gender-bending” paradigm. Which leads to a question: How do scientists define masculinity and femininity? Which leads to the $64,000 question: What does the Bible say about the genders?
Progressive Presbyterian minister Janet Edwards announces in a triumphalist piece that the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) will henceforth ordain openly gay and lesbian people. The piece is entitled “The Moral Awakening of Mainstream Christianity.”
Professor James Stoner writes about “The Social Costs of Pornography,” arguing that the 40 year experiment in sexual libertinism has exacted a terrible price on freedom, human dignity, and justice.