1 Corinthians 6:9-11

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 has been my defining passage of scripture for years now. So I was quite delighted to hear a sermon Sunday morning based on that passage. But I was also a bit surprised at the number of people who asked me afterwards what I thought about what was said. A couple of them […]

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Dialogue With A Pastor’s ‘Gay’ Son – #16: On Cultural Masculinity (Part 1)

(This is the 16th dialogue in this series. It’s an edited and reconstructed version of the actual talk, but it accurately represents the essence of what was said. This is done with his permission, provided all personal references are omitted. I pick it up as usual after the opening chit-chat.) Him: People sure can say the […]

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‘Love’ Biblically Defined

The wisdom of secular society has failed to define love biblically. To our self-indulgent, narcissistic, perennially adolescent, self-willed culture, “love” means nothing more than Carl Rogers’ notion of unconditional positive regard. To “love” someone, according to our society, is to affirm every decision they make and to applaud them just for being them. Bruno Mars’ […]

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Monogamy is the Wrong Emphasis

It has become quite common in the current debate over homosexual practice to assert that there is nothing wrong with homoerotic relationships as long as they are monogamous. Monogamy for many has become the determinant factor in giving legitimacy to same-sex relationships. From a biblical perspective this focus is flawed. It is tantamount to arguing […]

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Gay Marriage Really Isn’t the Main Issue (You should have seen this coming…)

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 […]

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