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Blog Archives: November 2015

The Challenge Facing Traditional Marriage

November 12, 2015
Chris Castaldo
It is widely recognized that the recent judicial ruling on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges poses a pressing challenge for traditional marriage. In particular, its invocation of the idioms of the civil rights movement have put Christians on their heels, leaving them flummoxed and effectively repressing intelligent discussion of the subject, at least in public. Why is the current state of the conversation so challenging for proponents of traditional marriage? Well, it is one thing for society to consider you intellectually dull or ...

Peter Martyr Vermigli on Reformation Sunday

November 04, 2015
Chris Castaldo
Many Christians of the sixteenth century desired Church renewal. Their return to sacred Scripture and writings of the early church led to what some have described as “another Pentecost” or “Light after darkness.” Nearly five centuries later, we call it the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther sounded the opening salvo of the Reformation. The nailing of his Ninety-Five Theses (1517) and his famous “Stand” at the Diet of Worms (1521) symbolize the daring spirit of the movement. What began as opposition to the sale of indulgences (a ...