CPT Blog

  • Should We Allow Men to Give Birth? Lee and George (and Jesus) in Defense of Traditional Marriage

    March 23, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand

    Patrick Lee and Robert George, in their book Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2014), offer a natural law argument in favor of traditional marriage. In their work, they note the unique “one flesh” biological union that occurs during sexual intercourse between a man and a woman. They write, […]


  • Gay Marriage and Social Justice for the Children

    March 20, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand

    In an open letter to the gay community, Heather Barwick, an adult child of a lesbian couple, offers some remarkable insight about the realities of growing up in a non-traditional family. The punchline of the piece is that gay marriage — at least with respect to children — sends the explicit message that mothers and […]


  • Theology before Exegesis?

    March 16, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand

    Generally it makes sense to let one’s theology develop out of sound exegesis. But sometimes we can’t get to the right exegesis until we’ve got the right theological framework. I’m thinking here of how the disciples struggled to properly exegete Jesus’ comments about the Son of Man “rising from the dead.” The disciples, Mark tells […]