You will be made to care

The Eclectic Web–2013.04.11

Gay Marriage: You will be made to care

So says World Magazine’s Marvin Olasky:

Already Christians are being harassed by fellow American citizens for not wanting to participate in a gay marriage. The time will come, more quickly than you can imagine, when you will be made to care. … Evil peddles tolerance until it is dominant, then seeks to silence good. – Erick Eriksen

And in other news:

  • Another marriage issue – Interfaith Marriage
  • On history: an interview with church historian Michael Haykin
  • On really old history: archaeologists unearth ancient Ur
  • Human interest: Courageous 89 year old after kidnapping

Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing

Even so, interfaith marriages often come with a heavy price. They are more likely than same-faith unions to be unhappy and, in some circumstances, to end in divorce. They also tend to diminish the strength of religious communities, as the devout are pulled away from bonds of tradition and orthodoxy by their nonmember spouses.

The Wisdom of Church History: An Interview with Michael Haykin

Sadly, most evangelicals don’t seem to have a good grasp of church history. Why do you think this is so?

Well, in this they reflect their culture. North American society is not really interested in history as a source of wisdom. Entertainment, yes. But not wisdom.

Archaeologists unearth ‘breathtaking’ 4,000-year-old complex at Iraqi home of Abraham

British archaeologists said Thursday they have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.

The structure, thought to be about 4,000 years old, probably served as an administrative center for Ur, around the time Abraham would have lived there before leaving for Canaan, according to the Bible.

For the illustration file:

Payment for Act of Kindness: 2 Days in Car Trunk at Age 89

Someone saw the woman crawling through the cemetery. Soon she was telling her story to a state trooper. Soon she was at a local hospital, eating chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. Soon came word that the two girls and their companions had been arrested and charged with carjacking and kidnapping.

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