Supreme Court Judgment – The Family

The Supreme Court has declared that gay marriage is now the law of the land. As a sign of postmodern politics, this new law was not voted upon by the people (in fact, where the people had a choice, they overwhelmingly rejected the legality of gay marriage), nor was it enacted by the peoples’ representatives in Congress.

While there has been discussion of protecting the church’s religious beliefs, there has been little discussion of the protection of the individual’s rights or of the family’s rights. Families are going to have to navigate some interesting territory in the coming years. Let me give you some suggestions.

First, the family was God’s first institution, created before the fall of Adam. It is not a Western invention or a concept invented by the Jews or the early church. The family is as old as humanity. Read more…

My Friend Needs Your Prayers

The following was written in 2008, but is as true now, and perhaps more so, than then. (Editor’s Note)

My Friend Needs Your Prayers

Please pray for my friend; she is going through difficulties and somewhat of an identity crisis. She is not acting like herself at all and she is old enough to know better.

She used to have high moral and spiritual standards; she used to go to church regularly. She was well-off financially but recently ran into some hard times. At the same time, a couple of years ago Read more…

Chick-fil-A Takes a Stand

Chick-fil-A Stands, Chicago Stumbles

Chick-fil-A is a privately held company, whose owners are born again believers who hold traditional values. In a recent interview, their CEO declared his belief in traditional marriage. He said nothing about discriminating in hiring or serving customers. He simply stated his values.

Chick-fil-A is seeking to increase its northern exposure. It is looking at building a new outlet in a rather rundown area of Chicago that could use some new businesses, but the councilman for that neighborhood has decided that the values of Chick-fil-A are not acceptable to his neighborhood, and in typical Chicago political fashion (I grew up in Illinois and will refrain from discussion of the Read more…

President Obama and Gay Marriage

How disappointing to hear the President of the United States declare his support for same-sex marriage. He has indicated that his position on marriage has evolved. Even more disappointing was his declaration that Jesus supports his position. The President’s liberalism goes well beyond his politics, if he really thinks that this is a biblical position!

It was also disappointing to hear Andy Stanley perhaps endorse practicing homosexuals in the leadership of his church. See for an article and for links to his sermon and to a response from Al Mohler. The US populace is about evenly divided on the legitimacy of homosexuality, if the polls can be believed. 30 states, however, have clearly defined marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. Read more…