Monday, January 19, 2009


Tony Jones highlights a new Emergent network: Queermergent, "An Emergent Safehouse for the LGBTQ Community and All Interested People Seeking Understanding."

HT: James Grant

Related: John Piper explains how Barack Obama will make Christ a minister of condemnation. Here's the upshot:

In other words, to bless people in these sins, instead of offering them forgiveness and deliverance from them, is to minister damnation to them, not salvation.

The gospel, with its forgiveness and deliverance from homosexual practice, offers salvation. Gene Robinson, with his blessing and approval of homosexual practice, offers damnation. And he does it in the name of Christ.

It is as though Obama sought out a church which blessed stealing and adultery, and then chose its most well-known thief and adulterer, and asked him to pray.

One more time: The issue here is not that presidents may need to tolerate things they don’t approve of. The issue is this: In linking the Christian ministry to the approval of homosexual activity, Christ is made a minister of condemnation.