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Marriage, Annulments, and Money: A Cautionary Tale

He was a cradle Lutheran, divorced from a Jewish woman whom he had civilly married; she was a Catholic who had converted from Lutheranism, along with her mother, because they’d wanted to receive communion more often. In order for them … Continue reading

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Why Christians might support marriage equality

Christian discussions of samesex marriage generally center around the question of whether homosexual behavior is, or is not, sinful. Whether one’s view of this question is informed by the Bible, natural law, theological anthropology, or a combination thereof, there are … Continue reading

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Things to think about as you prepare to vote on gay marriage

Next week, voters in four states (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington) will vote on whether civil marriage should be made available to same-sex couples. Here is some material to reflect on as you prepare to cast your vote. Whether you … Continue reading

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On Marriage

Civil marriage is not sacramental marriage. Civil marriage is not natural marriage (upon which sacramental marriage builds as grace builds on nature).

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