To Whet Your Appetite: 05/30/12

  • While I'm not that into politics, I do understand that they are important. The Barna Group has just published an interesting study on the 2012 election and how people of different religions and viewpoints will most likely vote.
  • How do you normally respond when someone tells you that the Bible is untrustworthy and full of errors? The Resurgence has a few responses to such a claim.
  • "In the UK, Christians are protesting new regulations that would force doctors to prescribe treatments and perform procedures---such as abortifacients and gender reassignment surgery---that go against their consciences." The Gospel Coalition gives its take on the situation.
  • Although Christians have traditionally opposed homosexuality (which is a good thing), Christians have also traditionally not spoken about homosexuality with grace, love, and restraint (which is a bad thing). Kevin DeYoung offers 10 commitments the Church should make in how to speak on the issue of homosexuality.
  • Quite a few have said that once gay-marriage has been legalized then the next logical step is polygamy. This article argues that very point.
  • The complete audio from the 2012 NEXT Conference, put on by Sovereign Grace Ministries (C.J. Mahaney), is now online for free, featuring speakers like Matt Chandler and Kevin DeYoung.
  • Pastors may very well be the weirdest breed out there (possible reason why I am one). This video demonstrates that some can take that weirdness way too far.