There were also differences for the adoptees, stepchildren, and the children of single parents.
Regnerus’ research incited much debate, and the journal Social Science Research, which published Regnerus’ peer-reviewed article, later published a critical audit of it.
Sin destroys, so the same compulsion that drives us to save our neighbor from poverty and injustice ought drive us to help them escape sin. We are members of one body, but differentiated members, each with his own vocation. If our parents have sent us to Oxford, if our country allows us to remain there, this is prima facie evidence that the life which we, at any rate, can be lead to the glory of God at present is the learned life. Some Christians fail to obey their call to help the poor and sick, to strive for justice and righteousness.
But Stearns and others are wrong to question those whose vocation leads them upstream to the source of so many social ills.
ich Stearns is a servant, a Wharton grad who leapt from the top of corporate America and landed in a stream, knees bent bracing.
Arms outstretched, he is a fisher of men, desperate to save the poor, sick and suffering.
The Declaration asks Christians to prioritize these concerns and refuse to “render unto Caesar” when the laws of man contradict moral obligations to God. Life, marriage, and religious liberty are not arbitrary choices; they are inextricable.
The ethic of life is premised on the doctrine of Imago Dei, the inherent dignity of every human being as a creature uniquely crafted in the image of God himself.
The science may be debatable; what isn’t—at least for Christians—is the importance of sex differences. What explanation could there be for indulging in higher education at such a time?
The first time our Lord declared that something was not good was the lack of a suitable partner for Adam; the remedy was Eve. The world may argue that a woman can fulfill the role of father, but Christians must reject such a claim. Lewis summarizes the question: “Why should we—indeed how can we—continue to take an interest in these placid occupations when the lives of our friends and the liberties of Europe are in the balance? ”After reminding his audience that war is really no unusual circumstance for human beings are always living on the edge of a precipice between life and death, Lewis answers that we are called to different things: The work of a Beethoven, and the work of a charwoman, become spiritual on precisely the same condition, that of being offered to God …