Camp Chaos by Meredith Badger (go girl series)
What it's about:
Sophie is a girl stuck between two friends. Megan is her oldest friend and Alice is her newest. Megan likes reading magazines, talking about clothes and make-up, and Alice likes running around and playing games. Megan doesn't like Alice and Alice doesn't like Megan.
Sophie find this hard enough, but when they all end up sharing the same tent at camp, things get very uncomfortable!
What is it like?
There's no need to link to the various articles and pieces discussing the news about same-sex marriage in the US. But I will. Just one. Here it is.
There are also a number of articles discussing what the Christian response should be. I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon. Here's a post I wrote a number of years ago which outlines some thoughts. These days I would be far more in favour of preaching the gospel as was done in the New Testament - I'll post an example via a sample letter to an MP on Monday - but perhaps the article below will help people think through some ideas. Warning, the headings do not tell the whole story.
What would Jesus do about same-sex marriage?
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)
“I hate him,” Harry muttered as he stumbled along the course he was meant to be running while his coach rode just in front in an open convertible.
“Come on, Harry!” Coach shouted. “Is that all you’ve got?”
A page of notes on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.
LET'S START WITH CONTEMPT.
In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 18:9-14, Jesus teaches that self righteousness leads to contempt for others. And the logic is quite straightforward; if we derive our “rightness” from ourselves, we inevitably class other people as more or less “right” depending on those people’s ability to match the standards we measure ourselves by. Since, in the way of humanity, we minutely adjust even the most rigorous outward standards for a snugger fit, other people inevitably are less righteous than ourselves. Hence, contempt.