The lead story in today’s Grand Rapids Press is about Rob Bell’s support of gay marriage. I’m not sure why this qualifies as news (who didn’t already know this?), but I am sure that this kind of “journalism” is part of the reason the Press only delivers papers three times per week. The cynical side of me wonders if this whole “coming out” is merely an attempt to whip up publicity to sell more books. Notice I’m not accusing anyone of this, I’m just asking the question, which I know Rob would say is okay.
Closer to home, Carl Trueman has a spot-on post about the sudden popularity of homosexual practice and how marriage was lost some time ago. Gay marriage is not the death-knell to marriage, it’s merely the funeral for what is already dead.
I know this can seem rather depressing, so be encouraged that our Christian marriages matter more than ever. We’re not going to save marriage in elections or the courts, but we can still “save” it in the place that matters most–in everyday, boots on the ground life. The world is going to do what the world is going to do, but we can show them a better way.
Update: Trevin Wax and Owen Strachan also have salient posts on the topic that are well worth pondering.
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