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  • Are Chip And Joanna Gaines "Cultural Heretics"

    12/02/2016 8:43:31 AM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | November 30, 2016 | Trevin Wax
    Cosmopolitan and Buzzfeed recently discovered that the church Chip and Joanna Gaines attend, Antioch Community Church, is led by a pastor who does not support same-sex marriage and who believes that homosexual practice is a sin. In other words, Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a historically Christian congregation on the matter of sexual ethics. Now, not all Christians will agree with some of the statistics cited by the Gaines’ pastor, his linking homosexuality in most cases to abuse, or his portrayal of the “gay lifestyle.” But there is nothing newsworthy about a Christian church teaching that male-female marriage is God’s...
  • Must Christianity Change Its Sexual Ethics? History May Hold The Key

    04/19/2015 1:56:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-19-15 | Trevin Wax
    Churches that accept society’s dogma on marriage and sexuality may think of themselves as “affirming,” but the global church sees them as “apostate.” Meanwhile, it is the height of imperialistic narrowness for a rapidly shrinking subset of white churches in the West to lecture the rest of the world — including those places where Christianity is exploding in growth or where Christians are being martyred — on why they are wrong and how everyone else in Christian history has misread Scripture regarding the meaning of marriage. (RNS) Whenever people today say that Christianity needs to update and adapt its moral...
  • Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

    01/06/2014 5:20:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Gospel Coalition ^ | January 6, 2013 | Trevin Wax
    I grew up in a fundamentalist environment. The church I was baptized in believed it was inappropriate for Christians to go to a movie theater. To this day, my grandparents maintain this standard as a bulwark against worldliness. The library at my Christian school had a variety of books for children, sanitized for Christian consumption. Encyclopedia Brown made the cut, but all the “goshes” and “gee whizzes” were marked out with a heavy black pen. No second-hand cursing allowed. Films without anything objectionable were allowed at school, but looking back, I see how this analysis was applied simplistically. I still...
  • Being True to Yourself is Living a Lie

    08/26/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8-26-13 | Trevin Wax
    Breaking the Tyranny of Your Feelings Here’s where Christianity opposes the “follow your heart” mentality of much of the Western world. We are told, not to love ourselves first, but to focus on loving God and neighbor. We are told we are born sinners and need rescue from our fallenness, not affirmation of it. We are being remade in the image of God, so that the ever-deepening discovery of His grace and goodness to us is the defining marker of our life, not our own self-discovery. We live according to the declaration of acceptance pronounced over us through faith, not...
  • Why the Chick-fil-A Boycott is Really about Jesus

    08/01/2012 6:15:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8-1-12 | Trevin Wax
    If you’re like me, you’re weary of the excessive politicization of nearly everything in American culture. Can’t we just enjoy Oreo cookies without making a statement about gay rights? Or savor a chicken sandwich without fear of being labeled a hater or homophobe? Though I’m weary of our culture’s tendency to politicize everything, I believe this Chick-fil-A boycott has revealed some fault lines in our culture that will lead to increasing pressure upon Christians who uphold the sexual ethic described in the New Testament. Furthermore, in listening to the mayors of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, it’s clear to me...