How Christians should regard same-sex marriage is a significant conversation for the CRCNA, and it is a conversation with a lot of history already. Here I share some of that history.
Eric - thanks for the reply. It is precisely your concern around the need to 'discern' flourishing that caused me to put in the word 'seem.' I do not know the inner life and know I am not the...posted on: Homosexuality and Our Missional Calling
I find the 'global church' and 'history of tradition' conversation to need to be more nuanced. I find a few complicating factors quickly rise to the surface upon my first-blush...posted on: Homosexuality and Our Missional Calling
Good work like this seems to stand the test of time. Here I am, 4 years later, finding this helpful and good again. Thanks again, Mark (and any others that helped assemble this piece). It is...
I agree that things can get absurd. Here is why I would suggest that this is not in the category of absurd.
In 1970, the CRCNA asked a committee "to study the problem of...
It is my understanding that Dr. DeMoor is saying, "The discernment of how to flesh out these larger category words (like 'unchastity'), considering what they mean in the particular temporal and...
I am thankful that you entered into this conversation. Indeed, the report's declaration that "the church's teaching on premarital sex, extramarital sex, adultery, polyamory,...
Darren, thanks for this good work. There has been some strong critique of this work in other Facebook places -- here's what I've written there in reply, for what it's worth.