Category: Culture

Two Kinds of Tolerance

Guest post by Dr. Craig L. Blomberg Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who ...

How Have American Churches Responded to Marijuana Use?

In this installment of our series on marijuana use, we survey the various responses of American Christians, churches, parachurch ministries, and denominations to the legalization of marijuana—both medical and recreational. How, for example, have churches in America dealt with marijuana use? What views have they espoused in the debate, and what political measures have they ...

A Survey of Arguments Both for and against Recreational Marijuana Use

Search for “marijuana” and “cannabis” in any online Bible, and your search will inevitably come up empty. That Scripture doesn’t address the issue of marijuana use directly, however, has not kept Christians from reflecting on it biblically and theologically—or even from attempting to find cannabis where our modern translations purportedly obscure it. As with any ...

What to Make of Jordan Peterson

Last week, Professor Jordan B. Peterson gave a phenomenal interview with Cathy Newman of the British ITN Channel 4 News. If you haven’t seen the 30-minute dialogue, check it out here. It is certainly worth the half hour of your time. This, however, wasn’t Peterson’s first time in the spotlight. Who Is Jordan B. Peterson? ...