Sexuality & Family

The US Supreme Court's decision on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby announced on Monday produced predictable joy and angst from those on the political poles, but I must confess to some surprise at how many seem either surprised at the result or find the decision somehow...

As a teacher of religious studies, one thing that has stuck out to me during the recent Phil Robertson (the patriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" clan) controversy is the seeming ignorance regarding the source of several of the quotes attributed to Robertson. This article, for...

Well, I'm glad science cleared that up for us. According to a recent TED talk by psychologist Christopher Ryan (and as reported by the Mail Online), monogamy is not biologically natural for human beings, male or female—it's not genetically hardwired! All this time I thought I...

[caption id="attachment_2126" align="alignright" width="300"] No war is ever civil.[/caption] In Part One, we looked at how Washington, DC, pastor Anthony Evans' declaration that the Supreme Court's refusal to hear a case challenging the DC gay marriage law has set up a "civil war between the church...

In the wake of the Supreme Court refusing to hear a case challenging the Washington, DC law recognizing gay marriages, DC pastor Anthony Evans has declared a "civil war between the church and the gay community": "[W]hat the Supreme Court has set up is the greatest...

I figured it would only be appropriate for my first post since getting back from my honeymoon would be on sex. CNN's religion blog has a short article (mainly borrowing from John Acuff's recent post on "Stuff Christians Like") talking about how Christians "spoil" sex by...

James McGrath has posted a collection of helpful links on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, including articles from both sides. It's worth bookmarking for future discussions. I would add the following to the list: Gary R. Jepsen, "Arsenokoites and Malakos: Meanings and Consequences," Currents...