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President Obama and Same-Sex Marriage—The Dance Continues

Some predictions are rather safe to make. 2012 is almost certain to be a determinative year on the issue of same-sex marriage. Multiple courts appear poised to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] and, even more urgently, the appeal on California's Proposition 8 at the Ninth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals will set up a certain appeal to t...

January 5, 2012

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Should We Clone Humans? Beyond the "Yuck Factor"


The development of a human embryo from a cloned cell-as claimed by a group of South Korean scientists-has pushed the clock of genetic engineering toward the midnight moment of full human cloning. Quickly pushed into the background by the rush of other news, this development signals a new urgency and the need for serious debate on the clonin...

July 16, 2009

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Faith Without Works is Dead: An Evangelical Meditation on Mother Teresa


"But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?" With those words the Apostle James declared war on the theological fiction that intellectual assent to orthodox doctrine is the sum total of the Christian faith. And yet, the place and priority of good works in the Christian life remains a vexing issue for believers- and ...

July 16, 2009

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