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Adult Education Session on Genesis 2:18-25 on Sunday

October 24, 2012

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For all who are interested, you are welcome to join us at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis this Sunday for an adult forum I will be leading on Genesis 2:18-25. We will discuss the passages inability to adequately act as a “foundation” for “traditional marriage,” as it is commonly used.  Hope to see you there! […]

A Phallic Failure

July 22, 2012

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Conservative biblical scholar Mike Bird recently blogged a response to Doug Wilson’s quote on sexuality (written in a book thirteen years ago and cited recently by Jared Wilson): When we quarrel with the way the world is, we find that the world has ways of getting back at us. In other words, however we try, the […]

“A House Divided” in Catholic Bishops’ Masculinities (cf. Mark 3:19-27)

June 6, 2012

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A few weeks ago a group of three former Catholic priests sent a letter to the Minneapolis Star Tribune stating their opposition to the upcoming constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. And, while it received substantial news coverage, I found the response from the Archdiocese of St. Paul more significant insofar as it assumed a sort of […]

Why are Influential Men Afraid of Marriage Equality? “Because Their Marriages Don’t Exist,” Says Genesis 2 (paraphrase)

May 22, 2012

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Perhaps its because they have something to hide? Earlier this month, following North Carolina’s successful passing of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a Raleigh pastor lauded his state for taking a stand in support of “a biblical model of marriage.” Of course, this language is not new to this debate and raises the question, […]