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The Curiosity Index (09.02.2018)

In world first, Bermuda repeals its same-sex marriage law That’s upsetting a lot of people. For the first time in Gerber’s history, its “spokesbaby” is a boy with Down syndrome I’ve no idea who Gerber are but this is apparently a big deal in the US. More broadly this sort of thing is a big deal because it might help push back on abortion of babies with Downs and valuing children with special needs. 3 Ways to Pass on Faith to the Next Generation Tim Keller with some sound advice.…

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Same-sex marriage: where now?

Proof, if any were needed, that progressive politics has triumphed in the court of public opinion throughout the West came when a different court delivered its verdict on same-sex marriage. The US Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision extending marriage to couples in same-sex relationships is, arguably, the most important decision to date given the enormous cultural influence of the US. The speed of change has been remarkable, yet one that is, so far, almost entirely confined to ‘western’ nations (South Africa perhaps the most notable exception). It will be the subject of…

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There’s nothing to see here

In the 80s comedy Naked Gun Leslie Nielsen stands in front of an exploding firework factory while urging the onlookers to ‘move on, nothing to see here’ who aren’t going to go anywhere. This has been pretty much the experience of evangelicals in the western church over the issue of same-sex marriage. Mark Galli tries to make this point in a Christianity Today editorial that two billion Christians believe marriage is between a man and a woman and have done for two thousand years. Move on, nothing to see here. The problem…

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