The gay Christians and the gay-sympathetic wing of the broad evangelical church seemed to be waiting with almost gleeful anticipation for the publication of God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. When the book appeared as scheduled after much pre-publication ballyhoo, one felt as though he couldn’t possibly be ‘with it’ unless he read […]Read more "God and the Gay Christian: The Gay Debate Epitomized"
How was mankind created? We were created by God in the image of God, male and female together (Gen. 1:27). Who is the author of marriage? When God presented the first bride, our mother Eve, to Adam, He was establishing the first marriage (Gen. 2:22). After the first marriage, how are marriages to be formed? […]Read more "Brief Sexual Catechism 2.0 by Doug Wilson"
I’ve followed Julie Rodgers for quite a while. She blogged for Spiritual Friendship between August, 2013 and October, 2014. Before that she spent a decade with Exodus International and was the keynote speaker at the final Exodus Freedom Conference in 2013. She also served in the Chaplain’s Office at Wheaton College, counselling students who were […]Read more "The ‘Coming Out’ of Julie Rodgers"
Recently Tim Keller published a review of God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. It is making its way around the internet as a learned response to Vines’s book. Now it does make some very good points and is worth reading, but I am troubled by the way it misrepresents many of Vines’s arguments. In […]Read more "My concerns with a recent review of ‘God and the Gay Christian’ by Tim Keller"
Christians and social conservatives are appalled at the speed with which gay marriage has gained the status of a civil right in the United States. Their attempts to push back the avalanche of change has been met with judicial decisions unfavorable to their cause, and reaction has been one of disbelief and consternation that something […]Read more "Gay Marriage Really Isn’t the Main Issue (You should have seen this coming…)"
“Nothing, I suspect, is more astonishing in any man’s life than the discovery that there do exist people very, very like himself.” ~CS Lewis, Surprised By Joy Lewis wrote this while reminiscing about a boy named Arthur who was bedridden from an illness. The boy Lewis was invited to visit Arthur during his recovery. Lewis […]Read more "Why I Do What I Do"
Gay hermeneutics have been with us for a while now. Until recently, the writings of gay apologists were cloistered in their intellectual commune, inaccessible to all but those who had a vested interest in what they had to say. But that has now changed, thanks to the new popularization of these ideas in the more […]Read more "Gay Hermeneutics, or How to Effectively Misread Scripture"
“As a legal opinion, Obergefell is an utter failure, relying as it does on a tenuous and historically ungrounded jurisprudence of “dignity.” The debate over same-sex marriage is not over. A constitutional ruling so shoddily reasoned, so completely and easily dismantled by the dissents, must paper over a cause that cannot ultimately win in an […]Read more "Quote"
The ERLC recently issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court decision on marriage. The statement is entitled ‘Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage.’ It is a good statement for the most part, but there are some things in it that are unfortunate. I want to address just one. It is found […]Read more "The Image of God and Homosexuality"
Thanks to the new ‘gay’ doctrine that has infected the thinking of our culture, it is now orthodox to think of sexuality in terms of an orientation. Consequently people are now broadly categorized by their supposed sexual orientation as straight, gay, or bisexual, or by any number of variations on these themes. This terminology has […]Read more "Normal Sexuality (Or ‘straight’ is not an orientation)"