There are a lot of articles coming out about the same-sex marriage ruling from the US Supreme Court. Here are a few reflections and items on implications worth reading:
- Top 10 Quotes from the Dissenting Justices on Same-Sex Marriage (Trevin Wax)
- We’ve Been Here Before: Lessons for the Marriage Debate from the Pro-Life Movement (Russell Moore)
- When Christians Really Lost the Marriage Debate (Aaron Earls)
- The First Amendment Defense Act: A New Bill Before Congress (Justin Taylor)
- Explainer: What You Should Know About the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling (Joe Carter)
- A few quick thoughts on the #SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision (Marty Duren)
Now for a few other links worth checking out…
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The stories of how individuals are converted vary enormously, but there is one strand that features constantly. They may have begun with no obvious awareness of guilt and no special sense of need for God. When probed a little, they might have been self-defensive, even self-justifying, but nevertheless they felt secure, safe.
But nobody can protect himself or herself fully and finally from God’s invasions.
But how many of us have tried to make private deals with God where we promise, “If you just get me out of this situation, then I will [blank].” And, usually, what goes in the blank is some flavor of stupid – extreme, unsustainable, impossible, in conflict with other moral commitments, etc…
What do we do with that? And, as important, how do we prevent our response to these stupid promises from making us cavalier in our attitude towards God?
Being proud because of your kids, though, is not aimed at your kids at all. It’s self-focused. It’s feeling an increased sense of self because your child had a success. Your child is the best soccer player, first chair violin, a scholarship winner, or on the A honor roll. Thus they are the best, and that means you, as the one who crafted them, are also the best! It’s a game of compare and contrast with other parents in which your child has become the basis for your success (or failure). It’s usury.