Legal and Religious Liberty Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Same-sex Marriage (Part IV of V)

by Matthew Steven Bracey In part III, we continued looking at religious liberty, looking specifically at how it’s threatened and what we can do to defend it. In this post, we’ll continue with the separation of powers, federalism, and the rule of law.  The Separation of Powers and…

Legal and Religious Liberty Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Same-sex Marriage (Part III of V)

by Matthew Steven Bracey In part II, having considered how we’ve gotten to the state in which we find ourselves in part I, we began asking where we go from here, and considering religious liberty in particular. We’ll continue that with this post. Religious Liberty Threatened Chai Feldblum…

Legal and Religious Liberty Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Same-sex Marriage (Part II of V)

by Matthew Steven Bracey Part I of this five-part series adapted from Matthew Bracey’s Convention presentation at the Theological Trends seminar can be accessed here.  In part I, we introduced some of the legal and religious liberty implications facing Christians today. In particular we considered how we’ve gotten…

Legal and Religious Liberty Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Same-sex Marriage (Part I)

by Matthew Steven Bracey  *This five-part series is adapted from Matthew Bracey’s presentation, “Legal and Religious Liberty Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Same-sex Marriage,” Theological Integrity Seminar (presentation at the annual meeting for the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Kansas City, Missouri, July 17-20, 2016),…

Pastoral Theology and Change: Part 2

by Jackson Watts What’s in a change? We never truly know until we enter into the crucible which is change. As I explained in my previous post, church leaders (especially pastors) face numerous challenges in the course of leading God’s flock. Among them is the difficult task of…
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