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Musing on God, Friendship, Relationships
Musing on God, Friendship, Relationships

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Ron Belgau on the meaning of "disinterested friendship":

The Catechism uses the word “disinterested” in a precise way; but those who are not sensitive to the different senses of “disinterested,” or those who have not looked at the Catechism to understand the meaning of the term in context, may easily fall into an interpretation which is nearly the opposite of the intended meaning. This is an unfortunate result of the “confused and confusing history” of the word “disinterested.” Yet careful attention not only to the dictionary meaning, but also the word’s use in the context of the Catechism, demonstrates that the word admits much more warmth and tenderness than those who confuse it with uninterested or indifferent imagine.

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Matt Jones recently contributed to a series on sexuality and the church over at OnFaith, focusing on ways his current church community is modeling a traditional sexual ethic that avoids much of the hypocrisy found in more conservative churches.

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In the wake of the Obergefell ruling, Jeremy Erickson reflects on the questions we have been asking and the questions we should be asking.

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Wesley Hill writes about the loneliness and marginalization that gay people have faced, and the hope for love that the Obergefell ruling represents to them.

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What does faithfulness look like for traditional Christians after Obergefell? Wesley Hill writes about the "Benedict Option."

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Wesley Hill writes about loneliness and the promise of home in the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges

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Ron Belgau explores the relationship between environmental stewardship, "human ecology," and the natural law.

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Mark Yarhouse: I have an article up at Christianity Today titled, “Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon,” where I introduce three contrasting lenses through which people see and respond to gender dysphoria and related matters.

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Thomas Aquinas on the relationship between charity and friendship.

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Ron Belgau: In a recent post at First Things, Abigail Rine, an assistant professor of English at George Fox University, writes about her experience trying to teach “What is Marriage” [pdf]. Her Evangelical students not only didn’t like the conclusion, but had difficulty even understanding the authors’ argument. Yet Rine does not place the blame primarily on them, but on their pastors and parents.
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