Morning Mashup 12/19


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Duck Dynasty Star Fired Over Remarks on Homosexuality – Joe Carter weighs in on the alarming and semi-surprising news of A&E‘s suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson for his recent comments on homosexuality.

Duck Dynasty? – For further thoughts on Robertson’s suspension and the bigger picture of why this is a big deal, ERLC president Russell Moore calls out A&E and others for their blatant close-minded approach to Robinson’s comments. Here is an excerpt from the article: “Why not engage one another, and have the debates in a civil fashion, without attempting to silence one another. I don’t agree with David Letterman’s views on divorce and cohabitation, but I don’t want him suspended for voicing them. I’ll bet I don’t agree with MTV’s Nev Schulman of the popular Catfish show on sexual ethics, but it wouldn’t put me in the fetal position under the table to hear him voice them.”

You Have Been Warned–The “Duck Dynasty” Controversy – I would be amiss if I did not include Albert Mohler’s thoughts on this issue. Mohler writes, “So the controversy over Duck Dynasty sends a clear signal to anyone who has anything to risk in public life: Say nothing about the sinfulness of homosexual acts or risk sure and certain destruction by the revolutionaries of the new morality. You have been warned.”

Top 10 Theology Stories of 2013 – Some of the most controversial issues of 2013 are remembered and reviewed, as is their significance to Christians.

When Nothing Created Everything – Stephen Hawking has written that “the universe . . . create[d] itself from nothing” (The Grand Design). Based on Hawking’s logic, Joe Carter gives an accurate, though admittedly mythical “creation story for young atheistic materialists.”

What Must You Leave Behind? – Kevin DeYoung writes that the simple answer is idolatry. In this short article, DeYoung causes us to think about what our idols are and how in the face of worldliness, we should look strikingly different. DeYoung: “Remember, worldliness is whatever makes sin look normal and righteousness look strange.”

Is it Sin to Experience Same-Sex Attraction? – With the controversy of Phil Robertson’s comments and subsequent suspension, I think this article is a helpful supplement. The Bible is clear that homosexual behavior is sinful, but is it sinful to experience same-sex attraction. This article will help many.

We live in an age where the one wrong thing to say is that somebody else is wrong. –D.A. Carson

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