It seems that somehow WordPress isn’t wanting to work correctly as far as the categories go. So, for those who are interested, below are the links to the posts I wrote concerning redefining marriage. I felt this was necessary to put together because it’s such a sensitive issue that I at least want to be able to point people to one place where they can understand my view on this issue more holistically than Twitter allows, and that I’ll forget things in other forms of conversation.
A couple days ago, I wrote about our need to control our anger when we discuss the issue of redefining marriage. I was planning on writing this post anyway, but I couldn’t get to it the day after that post. Then today I find out that one of my friends whose goal is to see Christ magnified and to pursue goodness and equality toward everyone got a bunch of hate mail and mean, graceless rebuttal posts in response to a blog she wrote. I’m convinced now, more than ever, that we need to do a much better job of being Christlike toward one another.
Posted in Redefining Marriage, Theology
Tagged Anger, Christian, Christianity, Church, Gospel, Imitators of God, Jesus, Marriage, Redefining Marriage, Wisdom
Overall, this past week has been a good week. Meditating on Holy Week has been good for me. Writing about it has probably been better. I was able to write for Single Roots yesterday. My home group leaders decided that we’d go through 1 Peter beginning next week, which is good because I need to get out of Pauline Theology for a while. I was praying about what to write today, or whether I should write anything, and I kept coming back to Ephesians as I’ve been studying that for ages (mainly due to procrastination). In reading Ephesians 4:17-5:21, my heart kept coming back to the redefining marriage issue.
My heart has been heavy this Holy Week. I’m sure yours has, too. The courts are hearing about whether they should redefine marriage. There have been a whirlwind of blogs, quick-witted Tweets, and well-thought articles surrounding this issue. In all of this, I see the darkness. The darkness that brings us the reason for today, Good Friday. Yet, I see the darkness in my own heart more than anything going on out there.