Same-Sex Marriage: Where Europe Stands

Same-Sex Marriage: Where Europe Stands

With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to release its ruling on same-sex marriage next Monday, it's an ideal time to look at the status of gay couples elsewhere in the world. Following the historic result of the same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland, this infographic shows where the rest of Europe stands on the issue. It's interesting to note that

Clerical Vestments . . . or Revolution?

Clerical Vestments . . . or Revolution?

In his commentary Luke for Everyone, N.T. Wright shares an anecdote, perhaps apocryphal though repeated by many, about the Russian Orthodox Church during pre-communist Russia. Apparently, in October of 1917, a contentious, drawn-out debate broke out among the church’s leadership during its synod in Moscow. What was it about? The color of clerical v

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

Ben Carson’s Complex Identity

I can still remember my mother reading to me from the book Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson’s chronicle of his rise from the ghettos of Detroit to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery. It was a story so powerful that it resonated with even me: a white kid in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. The book’s likely

Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: What’s Really at Stake

Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: What’s Really at Stake

If I were a Supreme Court justice who had to decide on gay marriage, and all I could rely on were the oral arguments made to the Court last week, I would almost certainly vote in favor. This is bad news for supporters of traditional marriage. I have been a vocal supporter and advocate for the traditional position over the last decade. But the argum