Tag Archives: SSM

Why I Don’t Think Synodical Study Committees Are the Right Tool for Working Through LGBTQ Questions for the CRC

Recent CRC Study Committee Efforts on Same Sex Marriage and Same Sex Attraction   At Synod 2011 Classis Grand Rapids East overtured Synod to found a new study committee to take another look at the 1973 report on Homosexuality. While … Continue reading

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Why A Confessional Conversation about Same Sex Marriage is the best way forward keeping both Traditionalists and Liberationists from Using Power to Oppress the Other

Why Church Fights over LGBTQ Issues and Same Sex Marriage Gets So Nasty So Fast I wrote before why we need to have a confessional conversation rather than a fight over church polity. Part of the difficulty we are having, … Continue reading

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I Hope the CRC can Resist Flourishing-Moral-Order Arguments in its upcoming SSM Debate

The Evangelical Middle One of the too many books I’m playing around with is Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. It written by David Kinnaman of the Barna Group and Gabe Lyons of Q Ideas. … Continue reading

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Why for the CRC the Local Option will not bring peace or unity but instead keep us from having the conversation we need to have about what marriage is for and Christian living in our marketplace world

Bob De Moor Suggests a Local Option would bring Peace and Unity Banner Editor Bob De Moor in his final editorial suggested that the “local option” might be a way to resolve the question of LGBTQ inclusion in the CRCNA. … Continue reading

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Christian Unity and the new Moralism from the UMC

The United Methodist Reporter Jonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: The Death of Moral Relativism David Brooks, the Governing Cancer of Our Time Charges against gay UMC pastor progresses It was 2013 when When Bishop Melvin Talbert performed a high-profile same-sex … Continue reading

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RCA Room-for-All Daily Devotionals leading up to Special Council

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Why We Need a Confessional Conversation rather than a Polity Conversation on LGBTQ Inclusion

Law and Justice The current debate over LGBTQ inclusion is usually framed as either a matter of law, “God doesn’t permit this” or justice “God’s justice demands it.” Beneath the traditionalist argument is usually an implied legalism. “We know God … Continue reading

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RCA Special Council

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CCSF Conversation with Julie Rodgers and Wesley Hill

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Nick Wolterstorff on the SSM Committee Report

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