Most Americans Say the State Should not Define Marriage, but Half Want a Separation Between Church and State Roles—LifeWay Research
I don’t mean to be a company man here, but I really find this new data interesting. This will be a topic to keep a close eye on in the future. I think we will eventually separate church and state on marriage completely. Maybe in my lifetime.
About half of Americans are ready for separation of church and state when it comes to weddings.
Six in 10 say the government should not define or regulate marriage.
And more than a third of Americans—and about a quarter of Protestant pastors—say clergy should get out of the civil marriage business.
Those are among the findings of two new studies from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research, said Americans disagree about the meaning of marriage.
“In many countries,” he said, “there’s a split between civil marriage and religious marriage. In the United States, those two aspects have been combined. That’s led to some tension, as American views about marriage change. “
The Church and Racial Reconciliation—Southeastern Seminary
I am so thankful to go to a school that is so rooted in Scripture it cannot help but weep and pray over recent these recent events.
How Snapchat made me get all philosophical—Jacob Bell
Fascinating take from an independent student newspaper at the University of Maryland. I hope to have something on Snapchat in the next week.
I didn’t get into social media until my senior year of high school, and the only reason I did was because my family and friends forced it upon me.
My mom pushed me to get a Facebook, despite the fact that she herself abstained from social media because it was “weird.” She said Facebook, like a laptop, is an important college tool that I could use to easily reach out to other students for things like creating a study group or sharing lecture notes.
And I still remember the distress I felt in fourth period statistics class when I found out some my friends on the school newspaper had made a Twitter profile in my name because they thought I’d be good at tweeting. They ironically named it @realjacobbell.
Ahh, the annual silent night video.
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