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What does the apostle Paul mean in 1 Cor 13:7 when he says Love “believes all things”? Everyone who has ever commented on this verse qualifies it with this: Paul is not saying be gullible or foolish or believe anything …Read More

What about the all-important words of Jesus on divorce and remarriage? [I can’t say I agree with Luck in all that he says here.] William F. Luck’s Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View   discusses Jesus’ teachings in two chps, …Read More

One of the more interesting sources for information about divorce can be found in the prophets. What practices can be inferred from them? William F. Luck’s Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View  examines this sort of question in chp 4. …Read More

What terminates a marriage? Or what are the grounds for a permissible divorce? William F. Luck’s Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View  examines this sort of question in chp 2 of his book. Marriage, Luck is arguing, is a b-lateral …Read More

So what is marriage? Is it a legal contract? A covenant? A sacrament rendered effective by a priest? William F. Luck’s Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View  examines this sort of question in chp 2 of his book. When a …Read More

I don’t think I’ve discussed divorce on this blog, and it is a topic I believe is important for a blog like this, and I was just waiting for something to spark interest … and it arrived in the mail …Read More

Everett Worthington, Jr., a well-known expert on the emotional and psychological dimensions of forgiveness, has given us a book so many need: forgiveness applied to more than just interpersonal dimensions. His new book is called A Just Forgiveness: Responsible Healing …Read More

Wow, did you see this piece in CT? It’s by Mark Regnerus. Indeed, over 90 percent of American adults experience sexual intercourse before marrying. The percentage of evangelicals who do so is not much lower. In a nationally representative study …Read More

In our last post in this series, John Piper has a chapter on singleness, and I didn’t know what to expect. I say this for two reasons: some leaders in recent years have made some incredibly insensitive remarks about singleness …Read More

We are discussing marriage by examining the recent book of John Piper’s called This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. What then about this “submissiveness” that is so emphatic in Piper’s complementarian approach to reading the roles of husbands and …Read More