Biblical Concept of Marriage: Warning, Some Revisions Necessary The
recent uproar about gay marriage has resulted in a stampede of support for a "biblical
definition" of marriage, and a constitutional amendment to encode such into
the highest law of the land. As my mother used to say, "You should look before
you leap." Let's consider what such a constitutional amendment might contain.
The Catwalk Finds God
It used to be that cutting edge work for aspiring young ministers was to go out into a mission field that included difficult assignment to a third world country, an inner city church, or the front lines of the peace movement. Perhaps hospital chaplaincy or ministry in a nursing home. Apparently a new generation of clergy, at least in the Church of England, has a better idea?
Clergy on A Cat Walk
James Bond girl, Shannon Ledbetter, leads clergy on the catwalk. Did the entry
of women into the ministry provoke a "Fashion Revival" in the Church
of Jesus Christ? No joke. Check out the breaking news story.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.