Junior Ganymede
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A New Heaven and a New Earth

June 12th, 2014 by Zen

“With Christian or Jewish presuppositions, or indeed Muslim, then if you believe in what it says in Genesis 1 about God making heaven and earth—and the binaries in Genesis are so important—that heaven and earth, and sea and dry land, and so on and so on, and you end up with male and female. It’s all about God making complementary pairs which are meant to work together. The last scene in the Bible is the new heaven and the new earth, and the symbol for that is the marriage of Christ and his church. It’s not just one or two verses here and there which say this or that. It’s an entire narrative which works with this complementarity so that a male-plus-female marriage is a signpost or a signal about the goodness of the original creation and God’s intention for the eventual new heavens and new earth.”

Scholar NT Wright explains marriage, and gay marriage and scripture

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June 12th, 2014 15:54:27

Greater Love

February 18th, 2014 by G.

The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together. Men will take up arms and even sacrifice their lives for the sake of this love.

Thus St. John Chrysostom.

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February 18th, 2014 13:45:49

James Taranto nails a perverse metric

January 10th, 2014 by Vader

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January 10th, 2014 12:32:11

Divorce is Bad for Rich Kids and Other Living Things

December 20th, 2013 by G.

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December 20th, 2013 16:35:37

The Research Information Division

November 18th, 2013 by John Mansfield

[Editors--we hope that this unusual account of a Church-run focus group, along with the ensuing discussion, will be of general interest]

The church was mostly quiet last night. Brother and Sister Markoff were in the cultural hall with their two younger children planning the stage arrangement for the Christmas program Sister Markoff has been rehearsing with Primary children for the past month. There was no sign of anyone downstairs around the bishop’s and clerks’ offices. Back upstairs, outside the Relief Society room, a few middle-aged parents sat waiting and talking. More arrived. Brother Fletcher joked that we were going to find we had came for a half hour presentation encouraging us to prepare for senior missions. Some continued along that theme that we had actually been summoned to discuss lowering the age for senior missionaries. A quarter before eight, the Relief Society door opened, and four priests and six laurels walked out. In we went, where a man in his young thirties sat dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt and tie.

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November 18th, 2013 04:32:17

Freedom from Freedom

September 30th, 2013 by Patrick Henry

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September 30th, 2013 13:01:27

“Man”

September 30th, 2013 by Inigo Montoya

I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

My father, may his memory be ever blessed, if he had made a list of things every man over 30 should have, would have had just two items:    (more…)

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September 30th, 2013 10:26:15

Sex Without Beauty

August 06th, 2013 by G.

Moldy Bread

The combination of sexually aggressive dress with deliberate uglification (tattoos, hair dye, facial piercings, etc.) is telling. The goal is specifically sexual attractiveness without beauty — attraction stripped of its aesthetic, spiritual, human aspects and reduced to raw animal lust.

Thus Wm. Jas., in a discussion with Bruce Charlton (more…)

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August 06th, 2013 11:38:58

“The purpose of child support is to replace marriage.”

July 11th, 2013 by Vader

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July 11th, 2013 14:52:05

Shacking Up

July 10th, 2013 by G.

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July 10th, 2013 08:10:10

Marriage and Children are the Seed of Faith

June 06th, 2013 by G.

Fellas, before you bend the knee, make sure she’s the marrying kind. (more…)

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June 06th, 2013 10:17:44

Love Can Change Your Genes

June 03rd, 2013 by G.

Alma knew a surprising lot about genes. (more…)

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June 03rd, 2013 15:08:03

Eberstadt–Weak Families mean Weak Faith

May 30th, 2013 by G.

God knew what he was doing, apparently.

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May 30th, 2013 13:27:04

Cad Around, Get Cancer

May 22nd, 2013 by G.

Men who don’t live chastely in marriage are more likely to get a form of cancer that I decline to identify on the grounds that it makes me queasy.

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May 22nd, 2013 14:42:08

“The Happy Ending”

April 15th, 2013 by Vader

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April 15th, 2013 10:48:15