Christian, Are You Celebrating SCOTUS’ Marriage Decision? A Few Careful Appeals For Your Consideration

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Last week I reblogged a post collecting several responses to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage. If you missed it, I recommend starting there (and even if you already read it, it’s been updated since I first linked to it, so you can still check it out!). Now that a bit more time has passed, the discussion has also moved on a bit to discussing the various reactions to the decision.

Today I came across two articles specifically addressed to Christians who are celebrating the decision. Both posts are somewhat of an insider conversation. If you don’t identify as a Bible-believing Christian who is connected to the universal church in some meaningful way, you aren’t the target audience. By all means, still read if you would like. Just know this going into the read.

I share these articles because I think this is too important a topic to stay silent on and that it is critical to examine not just what we believe but how we arrived at those beliefs.

1. “40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags” Kevin DeYoung provides a lengthy list of questions exploring the implications and underpinnings inherent in supporting the Court’s decisions. These are presented as serious questions to ask and engage with and are thought-provoking.

2. “4 Appeals to Christians Embracing Gay Marriage” Gavin Ortlund presents a smaller list but goes into more detail than DeYoung. An excellent call for careful reflection on the issues.

These articles and my post are meant to generate discussion, not offend or hurt. I hope and pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart would be pleasing in God’s sight (Psalm 19:14) and that no unwholesome word proceed from my mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear (Ephesians 4:29). 

Recommendation Roundup (March 4)

I’m toying with adding a recurring feature where I share some of the more interesting things that I’ve recently read online. In the past I would share them directly to Facebook but I’m exploring ways to host more content here. So the following are some interesting articles I read in the past day or so that-for one reason or another-I think you might enjoy!

What Scares the New Atheists-a long, interesting read from The Guardian on what the author terms “Evangelical Atheists” and the problems with universal morality or values without the systems that gave them to the world (namely monotheism).


“Why Our Children Don’t Think There are Moral Facts”-Is the information that George Washington was America’s First President a fact or opinion? If you said “fact” you’d better be prepared to personally prove/verify that. A great NYTimes piece on the importance of not just teaching children either/or thinking but allowing for nuance.

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Tim Keller-What is Tim Keller currently reading and what does he come back to again and again? A short piece from The Gospel Coalition where Keller answers a few similar questions.

Watch Colbert Discuss the Bible, Faith and Hymns with Fr. James Martin-Steven Colbert discusses his Catholic faith, favorite Bible verses, and more in this funny interview.