DNA tests contradict Mormon scripture. (Via Blogs4God.) While it was amusing to read about some of the special "revelations" that were needed to make some of Mormon doctrine more acceptable to non-white folk this episode got me thinking about how science affects Christianity. For me it doesn't except to elucidate some of the more puzzling happenings described in the Bible and to make others seem even more miraculous. This article also got me thinking about the long standing effort to make one of the Marys mentioned in the Bible over into Jesus' wife. It's interesting that so many unbelievers who actually acknowledge the existence of Jesus Christ enough to play match maker for him.
Messy Christian blogs about the careless words of Christians in response to these words written by Brian McLaren of the emergent church movement:
Frankly, many of us don't know what we should think about homosexuality. We've heard all sides but no position has yet won our confidence so that we can say "it seems good to the Holy Spirit and us." That alienates us from both the liberals and conservatives who seem to know exactly what we should think. Even if we are convinced that all homosexual behavior is always sinful, we still want to treat gay and lesbian people with more dignity, gentleness, and respect than our colleagues do.
I have always been disturbed by the venom and vitriol that comes from some Christians on this subject. I often feel like have to protect any gay people I may come across from my fellow Christian and that just should not be.
Wesley Blog writes about speaking in tongues and evolution Sunday. Now there's an interesting combination of topics.