Worth a Look 11.24.09
Timothy George explains why he helped draft (and then sign) the Manhattan Declaration.
These are not the only matters that require a conscientious response from followers of Jesus Christ, but they are threshold issues that touch on everything else we do including the proclamation of the Gospel, concern for the poor, nurturing of children, ministry to prisoners, care of creation, and peacemaking in a broken world.
Here’s why Al Mohler signed it:
I believe we are facing an inevitable and culture-determining decision on the three issues centrally identified in this statement. I also believe that we will experience a significant loss of Christian churches, denominations, and institutions in this process. There is every good reason to believe that the freedom to conduct Christian ministry according to Christian conviction is being subverted and denied before our eyes. I believe that the sanctity of human life, the integrity of marriage, and religious liberty are very much in danger at this very moment.
Frank Turk tells why he respectfully declined to sign the Declaration. John Stackhouse didn’t sign it either, but for completely different reasons. In case you’re wondering, I signed it, and I encourage you to do the same.
Tim Challies shows his humorous side with this satirical proposal for the “ultimate Christian novel” – one that “seamlessly blends today’s most popular genres into one beautiful, compelling, cohesive whole.” Click here for the whole description.