Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and invalidating marriage amendments in the constitutions of 31 states. For Christians, the ruling offers a chance to reassert our identity as “aliens and strangers” in this world, to witness to our neighbors while facing social scorn and financial consequences, and to practice faithfulness to Christ and when it's most meaningful.
Scandal after scandal has wrecked the American church in recent days, undermining confidence in pastors and other spiritual leaders, particularly in the largest and highest profile congregations. The credibility of the Church, not to mention the integrity of marriages, is at stake. And though God forgives, it's time we take sin as seriously as He does.
Trust is the glue that holds society together — the way our form of government, our economy, our schools, and even our families remain intact. But in 2015, Americans are losing trust in nearly all of our major institutions. In the case of the church, trust is a two-way street, and teaching Americans how to trust means remembering how to do it ourselves.
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This month, the Journal features a talk by Breakpoint co-host and Summit speaker John Stonestreet. He discusses why our culture so desperately needs people of virtue and how we can make a difference. Also in this month's edition, President Jeff Myers unpacks the latest Pew Survey that some have claimed means America is getting "less and less Christian."