For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
On Sunday, June 2, Bethlehem hosted a panel discussion: "Standing Firm in the Evil Day."
The idea for the panel came after Minnesota became the latest state to legalize so-called same-sex marriage, recognizing that many Christians are concerned about the implications of this decision and the wider cultural shift that it represents. Panelists discussed the legal, practical, cultural, and theological dimensions of living as faithful Christians in the current day.
- Sam Crabtree, Executive Minister (Moderator for Panel)
- Jason Meyer, Pastor for Preaching & Vision
- John Helmberger, Executive Officer of the Minnesota Family Council; Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage
- Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview, Bethlehem College and Seminary