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Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:00
Clearly this topic is the hottest around, in many different circles, and certainly among evangelical Christians. There was some talk it was the hottest topic in the history of Twitter. We are providing seven more links to the best of the rest out there.
In case you missed it, here is the initial offering of eight articles on the topic.
Most of the names on the list below are familiar to our readers, but many may not recognize Matt Tuininga. Matt served as The Aquila Report News Editor's (Don Clements) summer preaching intern a few years ago while a student at Westminster West. He is now a PhD candidate at Emory University in Atlanta. Here is a tease from his blog article on the topic:
In the three years I have spent at a major American research university, pursuing my PhD in the field of Ethics and Society (as a concentration of Religion), there is no issue on which I have seen more browbeating, shameless slander, and manipulative argument than on the issue of homosexuality. Students who are concerned about the moral ramifications of theological or political approval of homosexuality, whether undergraduates, seminarians, or PhD Candidates like myself are literally terrified to offer careful, reasoned arguments on the subject, because they know they will not be heard. They will be described as bigots, charged with having an anti-gay agenda, or simply receive the silent treatment of utter astonishment. To argue against the morality of same-sex relationships at a research campus today is for many academics akin to arguing that we should be racist.
There, I said it. The academy is not capable of having an honest, substantive conversation about the morality and justice of homosexuality. The issue is discussed, but only superficially and sentimentally.
We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: http://www.amazon.com/Book-Common-Prayer-Biography-Religious/dp/0691154813/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417814005&sr=8-1&keywords=jacobs+book+of+common+prayer. January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cranmer-English-Reformation-1489-1556/dp/1592448658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420055574&sr=8-1&keywords=A.F.+Pollard+Cranmer. February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cranmer-Jasper-Ridley/dp/0198212879/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422892154&sr=8-1&keywords=jasper+ridley+cranmer&pebp=1422892151110&peasin=198212879