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The Church A Cage

"Is the Catholic Church a cage? The language of a recent New York Times article on the number of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood certainly implies that it is. The precise quotation comes from Father Bob Bussen, a priest in Utah: 'Life in the closet is worse than scapegoating,' he said. 'It is not a closet. It is a cage,' " Carl R. Trueman writes, in his response to The Times article. His opinion piece is not about bashing the Catholic Church's struggles with homosexuality, but a big picture of the church universal. He offers up an interesting criticism of today's church. "The Christian is truly free not because the church provides a safe space of personal affirmation, but because she offers a new life in Christ, expressed in her dogmas." To read more of this thought provoking article click on the link below.

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Carl R. Trueman is a professor in the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters at Grove City College, Pennsylvania.

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Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

Who wrote the Pentateuch? Most of us would say that Moses was the author. You are in good company because Jesus agrees with you (John 5:46). However in scholarly circles this is being challenged. The historicity of the bible and even the belief in God is at stake. Watch this movie to see how this ball of string is unraveled.

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Thanks to John Sargent for the movie link.

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