July 2, 2013Supreme Court Cases on Same-Sex Marriage: Where the Church Goes from Here

Mark Bailey, Darrell Bock, Rollin Van Broekhoven
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Legal summary of the two Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage
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The arguments for dissent in the cases
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What was decided in the DOMA case, the majority argument, and preliminary observations about how decisions are presented to the public
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How decisions get written and what they look to accomplish
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What is the difference between what we hear in the press and what the Court decided? Kennedy’s opinion, the Prop 8 argument, and the Prop 8 dissent
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How does jurisdiction work in normal decisions?
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A closer look at the DOMA case: what was the actual decision?
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Background to DOMA and the facts of this specific case
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Federal vs. state law: if one state recognizes a same sex marriage, does that apply to all states?
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Is the lack of a legal mandate in this case the same as a philosophical influence on culture?
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Summary of the DOMA decision and its potential implications
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The Scalia dissent
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Does the law handle certain kinds of moral situations poorly, especially where a moral consensus is lacking? How the same sex argument is made in the Kennedy opinion
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How the definition of marriage is handled in the decision
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Explaining the cultural shift that created the space for this decision
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The judge’s reflection on what is happening in the law in our shifting culture and when there is no public moral consensus
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How Kennedy handles dissent to his view
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What is the response of churches and believers in light of these realities in our culture? How do Christians engage people who may not accept theological argumentation?
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The importance of winning both the heart and the mind to the gospel, to think and teach Christianly about marriage
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How the homosexual community has successfully made their argument to the public and culture
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Example of how this can be discussed and what the church has failed to do
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One look at how our culture handled this discussion recently: Jason Collins versus Chris Broussard
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What Catholics teach us about the mind, the concept of the Common Good, how we talk about marriage today, and what we should say about marriage
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Discussing the value of Common Good
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Opportunities to present a biblical case for marriage
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Is something true because it is in the Bible or is it in the Bible because it is true? What is the point of this difference?
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How a Christian living in a country where Christians are in the minority looks at this kind of engagement: lessons from John Dickson in Australia
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A look at the first century: Mars Hill in Acts 17
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Judge Van Broekhoven on Acts 17
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Those who respond in Acts 17
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How we discuss the need for God
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Why marriage is important; the God-Christ picture as a mirror on marriage
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An opportunity for pre-evangelism