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November 12 2021 By dvirtue 'The Gospel of Christ is at stake': Finnish bishop facing prosecution over Christian values

Paivi Rasanen, a Finnish member of parliament and medical doctor, wrote the booklet in 2004 when Finland was passing laws treating same-sex relationships as equivalent to heterosexual relationships under the law. The booklet concluded that the recognition of same-sex relationships had a detrimental effect on society. At the time of the booklet's publication, the Finnish government was considering legislation that would enable same-sex couples to adopt children.

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November 11 2021 By dvirtue Reject Greta's empty gospel and preach Christ, not climate

To orthodox Christians, there is nothing controversial in that statement. It highlights the priorities of the Church, whereby rescue from the impending judgment of God is more urgent than rescue from any conceivable consequence of climate change.

For, even if the worst case scenario of the climate change prophets is realised, and we all die from extreme heat or under an extra two inches of water, we will still ultimately face the judgment seat of Christ.

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October 31 2021 By dvirtue Samford disinvites historian Jon Meacham after student anti-abortion protest

However, in a letter Wednesday, Beck Taylor, who became university president in July, wrote that due to objections, including from "elements of Samford's Student Government Association," the university had decided to reschedule the talk, as first reported by Baptist News Global.

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October 25 2021 By dvirtue Life beyond LGBT

They were involved in the creation of the new X-Outloud book and speak to Christian Today about why it's so important that ex-LGBT voices are heard too.

CT: There aren't many books giving the testimonies of ex-LGBT. Is that why you decided to put this together?

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October 19 2021 By dvirtue Birth defect? BULLCORN!!

My birth defect was caused by my mother's drug addiction when she was carrying me. They didn't realize in the 40s that drugs and babies don't mix.

I was slapped into a cast the day I was born. Now 70 plus years later, I still have that tiny cast in my box of memories. That aging white plaster-of-Paris cast, which is becoming fragile with age, is smaller than my Smartphone.

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October 02 2021 By dvirtue Would Worcester College Oxford apologise for hosting the Pope?

Worcester College can't be doing with any of that.

The Wilberforce Academy held their most recent conference there over the summer recess, as they have done at various Oxford colleges for the past 11 years.

But a Worcester College student, on returning to the University after recess, found a Wilberforce Academy brochure which outlined the topics of the week-long programme of lectures and seminars, and all purgatory broke loose.

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September 26 2021 By dvirtue RETHINKING SEX

Gore Vidal, the American literary critic and gay activist might be credited for having invented the term 'gay' when he was an influential writer and thinker in the USA in the second half of the twentieth century. He did it to protect his homosexual friends whom he thought, would be protected by and benefit from a new image.

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September 20 2021 By dvirtue The turning tide of intellectual atheism

"I was brought up an atheist--I didn't become one," he said. "I regard atheism as the religious faith I happened to be brought up in. It is, of course, as much a faith as Christianity or Islam--and I have the Calvinist brand, because my parents left the Church of Scotland. I was brought up, essentially, in a Calvinist ethical framework but with no God.

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September 17 2021 By dvirtue Christian responses and perspectives on euthanasia and assisted suicide

As we attempt to develop an authentic Christian response to assisted suicide and other forms of medical killing, we need to start with an understanding of creation, and in particular of the created moral order, the moral principles that God has embedded into the structure of the universe. God did not just create the physical stuff of the universe, atoms and molecules and photons. He also created a hidden moral order, like the grain imprinted in a piece of wood.

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September 14 2021 By dvirtue Francis Collins 'a bit' frustrated with evangelicals amid COVID-19 vaccine push

Collins said he hopes the "much more muscular requirements" will make "a big difference" in reducing the number of unvaccinated Americans, noting the country needs to vaccinate at least five times the 800,000 who are being vaccinated daily in order to overcome the variant.

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