The biology of marriage

When I did a search for Professor Robert P. George, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis’ recent essay “What is Marriage?” for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, I couldn’t help but notice the Google advertisements that appeared on my sidebar. The first touted “Gay Marriage in D.C.” The second offered guidance on how to “Become a Marriage Therapist.” The third, and most disconcerting, advertised for “Beautiful Russian Girls Seeking Marriage in USA.”

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Emotional immodesty on Facebook: a Christian perspective

Everybody loves to complain about Facebook. A constantly changing layout and interface. An addictive waste of time. And, most recently, Facebook has provoked an outcry from users over the complicated and ever-changing privacy settings. Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg responded recently to these latest complaints in a Washington Post op-ed, and in his defense of Facebook, articulated the “few simple ideas” upon which it was built. “People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them… If people share more, the world will become more open and connected. And a world that’s more open and connected is a better world. These are still our core principles today.”

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Zuleikha in the Qur’an and in the Bible

In August, four scholars and a small group of Jewish and Muslim emerging religious leaders met to discuss the story of Joseph in the Qur’an and in the Bible. Here are four reflections, by two Muslim women and two Jewish women, about the significance of Zuleikha in the story and in their respective traditions.

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