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The March editorial in Christianity Today acknowledges that the legalisation of marijuana in Colorado means that Christians can now choose to legally smoke the drug. But should they?

We at Christianity Today believe Christians are absolutely free to use marijuana (where legalized). And, when it comes to pot in our particular cultural context, we think it would be foolish to use that freedom.

When Jesus Said “Follow Me” Did He Mean “On Twitter”?
A lecture on Ethics and Social Networking by Roger Olson:

Like all technology, social networking technology, henceforth “SNT,” raises questions about what it means to be human, to be persons, to be good persons. The paradox of SNT is that it has the power to enhance community and to destroy community…. The ethical problems with SNT, including Facebook, lie not in the technologies themselves, of course, but in their subtle tendency to provide substitutes for real community and hospitality.

The Church and Civil Marriage
From First Things: Eight scholars and writers discuss whether religious institutions should get out of the marriage business.

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