Polyamory: The Next Progression


The current ‘marriage equality’ debate, is really a debate about a redefining of what marriage is. From a Christian perspective there is no debate as the Bible is clear on the issue and so for Christians there is no change no matter what may or may not happen around us. What happens in the world happens there and that is not something the church has a say over in real terms. Certainly God does have something to say about it and he has said it through the Scriptures to the world today. Whatever happens in that world outside of Christianity, the Christian definition of marriage will never change, regardless of the pressure that may or may not be brought to bear upon it and/or the church of Christ.

It would seem to me that the next logical step – the next progression for relationships in the civil marriage/relationship space, but not necessarily with those seeking same-sex civil marriage legality, would be the polyamory culture that appears to be growing out there in the world.

For more on ployamory see:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/25/polyamory-more-than-one-lover-emer-otoole
http://archermagazine.com.au/2014/03/five-steps-to-successful-polyamory/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-sexual-revolution-polyamory/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angi-becker-stevens/polyamorous-relationships_b_4370026.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/07/multiple-lovers-no-jealousy/374697/

Tony Campolo Joins the Gay Acceptance Camp


The link below is to an article reporting on American Tony Campolo’s acceptance of gay marriage in the church.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2015/06/13/former-christianity-today-editor-praises-tony-campolos-call-for-full-acceptance-of-homosexuals/

Exile of the Christian Church in the West


The link below is to an article that takes a look at ‘the exile of the Christian Church in the West’ and asks if you are ready for it?

For more visit:
http://australia.thegospelcoalition.org/article/stage-two-exile-are-you-ready-for-it

Christianity in Australia


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Christianity in Australia – by a ‘church growth expert.’ Any thoughts on the article?

For more visit:
http://www.biblesociety.org.au/news/ed-stetzer-too-many-churches-in-australia-are-stagnant

More Disappointing News from ‘Reformed’ Circles


The link below is to an article reporting on a further watering down of the Biblical standard as regards homosexuality and this from a church in the ‘Reformed’ tradition.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2015/03/18/megachurch-leader-drops-celibacy-requirement-for-gay-members-as-long-as-sex-is-in-marriage/

Florida Church That Hosts Naked Paint Parties Loses Tax-Exempt Status


particularkev:

I agree – that is not a church.

Originally posted on TIME:

A church in Panama City, Fla., that hosted naked paint parties and slumber parties with the “sexiest ladies on the beach” has lost its tax-exempt status after authorities were alerted to its activities.

The Life Center: A Spiritual Community has been hosting a daily party schedule called “Amnesia: The Tabernacle” since Feb. 28, the Panama City News Herald reported. The string of parties — including the pyjama-and-lingerie Sunday slumber party and an event called “Wet n Wild” described as “White Water meets Tabernacle PCB with a little twerkin'” — is reportedly sponsored by a company called iDrink, and caters to college students on spring break.

Partygoers must pay $20, a donation that a sign at the front says goes back to the church, to enter a room with walls bearing t-shirts of stick-figures performing oral sex and the words “I hate being sober.”

The property is owned by Markus Bishop…

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Indonesia: Air Asia Flight QZ8501 Disaster Hits Christian Church Hard


The link below is to an article reporting on the heavy loss to Christian churches in Indonesia as a result of the Air Asia disaster.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/airasia.crash.killed.41.members.of.one.church/45225.htm

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church


<The links below are to articles reporting on the situation at the Mars Hill Church in Seattle following the resignation of Mark Driscoll.

For more visit:
http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2014/10/16/the-mars-hill-postmortem/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/10/19/mars-hill-church-board-of-elders-mark-driscoll-resigned-instead-of-enter-restoration-plan-to-deal/

Hillsong on Homosexuality … or Not


The link below is to an article on the Hillsong Church and its position on homosexual marriage – sort of.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2014/10/18/hillsongs-brian-houston-wont-give-position-on-same-sex-marriage-were-on-the-journey-with-it/