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Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue Archives

Breaking News: Rod Will Debate Same Sex Marriage

posted by Tony Jones

It just turns out that he won’t debate it with me. Last fall, Rod and I agreed, at the behest of our then-editor, Patton Dodd, to hold a friendly “blogalogue” on same sex marriage.  It was in the aftermath of […]

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Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue: Press Pause

posted by Tony Jones

Several of you have been dropping comments under other posts, asking why this much-pimped series petered out so quickly.  Well, here’s the deal: Rod chose to stop the blogalogue very shortly after it started. Both of us were inundated by […]

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Our Biggest Weakness: Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue

posted by Tony Jones

Rod, Happy New Year!  I’m glad that we’ve decided to get back into our blogalogue this month.  I know that lots and lots of readers want us to tackle the biblical evidence one way or another regarding same sex marriage.  […]

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Whatever Happened to the SSM Blogalogue?

posted by Tony Jones

Some of you have asked what happened to the Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue between me and Rod Dreher.  Well, between Thanksgiving, an email snafu, Rod’s vacation and lingering stomach flu, then my stomach bug, we’ve taken a month hiatus. I’m […]

Comment of the Day

posted by Tony Jones

Rev Dave writes, “Keep rocking the quadrilateral” Ha! +1 tripp! As a transplanted Methodist, I had a similar thought (and we were just this week teaching the quad to our Confirmation class). Though I wasn’t brought up in that tradition, […]

Comment of the Day 2

posted by Tony Jones

I’m adding another one today since I found what BudCath had to say interesting: Thanks for your comments. I would love for America to be guided by golden rule, but it is not and never has been. Indians, slavery, jim […]

Comment of the Day

posted by Tony Jones

Sean gets right to the point — a point that Rod and I will explore much more in coming weeks. Nine biblical citations are customarily invoked as relating to homosexuality. Four (Deuteronomy 23:17, 1 Kings 14:24, I Kings 22:46 and […]

Comment of the Day

posted by Tony Jones

I’m going to start a new feature here at The New Christians.  Every day — well, almost every day — I’ll post what I consider to be a thoughtful comment that truly adds to the conversation, or a witty comment, […]

What Role Experience? Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue

posted by Tony Jones

Rod, thanks for your last post; actually I agree with you: our government does legislate morality.  In fact, that’s why I think that it’s imperative that we seriously consider the moral implications of denying same sex couples the right to […]

Blogalogue Round-Up

posted by Tony Jones

As we begin the week, here’s a round-up of the blogalogue entries so far: Tony’s Pre-Blogalogue Posts: Taking the Offline Online It’s Not about Me The Limits of Blogging Is It Inevitable? Emotions The Blogalogue Proper Tony: How I Went […]

A Note to Commentors

posted by Tony Jones

Hi there.  Welcome to my blog.  You may have found it because it’s been posted on some conservative website, and you feel it’s your duty to steer readers away from my false teaching.  Well, you’re welcome to do so. But, […]

The Government’s Business: Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue

posted by Tony Jones

Rod, it was great to meet you and sit on your front porch drinking coffee.  Actually, it was even more wonderful to meet Julie and the kids, your chickens, and your incapacitated dog.  I appreciated reading your story, and I’ll […]

A Lighter Moment: Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue

posted by Tony Jones

I met Rod yesterday, and we had a great time sitting on his porch, drinking coffee.  I can say, with all candor, that I thoroughly enjoyed his company and now consider him a friend.  I’m working on a post today […]

Tony Jones and Rod Dreher Discuss the Issue: Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue

posted by Tony Jones

How I Went from There to Here: Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue

posted by Tony Jones

Rod, as I mentioned to you in an email, I thought it might be interesting to start our same sex marriage blogalogue by telling a bit of our stories — about how we came to our respective positions on the […]

Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue: Prolegomena 4 – Emotions

posted by Tony Jones

Same sex marriage is an emotional issue to begin with, and the stakes have been significantly upped by the passage of Prop 8.  So I have no doubt that my blogalogue with Rod (which I intend to start tomorrow, on […]

Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue: Prolegomena 3 – Is It Inevitable?

posted by Tony Jones

One question I’ve been asked repeatedly is whether the issue of same sex marriage is inevitably shifting toward cultural acceptance.  Yes, it is. As Kevin Drum pointed out last May in Washington Monthly, the American populace is shifting on same […]

Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue: Prolegomena 2 – The Limits of Blogging

posted by Tony Jones

I’m a real fan of the blogging medium, and I’m actually becoming more so.  But I think it’s only one medium in a panoply of media that help us to engage an issue like same sex marriage.  Blogs are good, […]

Same Sex Marriage Blogalogue: Prolegomena 1 – This Is Not About Me

posted by Tony Jones

In advance of my blogalogue with Rod Dreher, I want to get something off my chest.  I will write about this once and only once.  That is, this conversation about same sex marriage is not about me.  I am heterosexual, […]

Same Sex Marriage: Taking the Offline Online

posted by Tony Jones

Like a lot of Christians, I’ve been thinking about, praying about, and talking to others about my response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California.  Beginning next week, I’ll be entering into a Beliefnet blogoalogue about same sex marriage […]

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posted 10:45:52am Oct. 22, 2009 | read full post »

Ending Christian Euphemisms: "Fundamentalist"
I've taken some heat in the comment section for using yesterday's post on "unbiblical" and a "higher view of scripture" as a thin foil for my own disregard of biblical standards. To the contrary, I was pointing to the use of the word unbiblical ...

posted 10:15:41am Oct. 21, 2009 | read full post »

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Last week at Christianity21, GENERATE Magazine debuted. With the tag line, "an artifact of the emergence conversation," it fit perfectly at the gathering. When I actually got around to reading it last weekend, I was truly surprised at how good ...

posted 3:14:37pm Oct. 20, 2009 | read full post »

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