Category Archives: Sexuality

Scripture, Ethics & The Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships | Reflections & Notes

Karen R. Keen. Scripture, Ethics & The Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships. Eerdmans, 2018. (147 pages) REFLECTIONS This is an incredible resource. Keen has clearly articulated the debate, accurately represented the “sides,” and advanced several considerations that are sound and cannot be

Scripture, Ethics & The Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships | Reflections & Notes

Karen R. Keen. Scripture, Ethics & The Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships. Eerdmans, 2018. (147 pages) REFLECTIONS This is an incredible resource. Keen has clearly articulated the debate, accurately represented the “sides,” and advanced several considerations that are sound and cannot be

transforming | Reflections & Notes

Austen Hartke. transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians. Westminster John Knox Press, 2018. (198 pages) For every trans Christian who feels alone; for every parent caught between a rock and a hard place; for every church and every

transforming | Reflections & Notes

Austen Hartke. transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians. Westminster John Knox Press, 2018. (198 pages) For every trans Christian who feels alone; for every parent caught between a rock and a hard place; for every church and every

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical

Boy Erased | Reflections

Boy Erased [R], 2018. Reflections The most important events in our lives are rarely just about one thing. That which is most significant to us is also most complicated, intermixing with multiple aspects of our existence. So it is with Boy

Boy Erased | Reflections

Boy Erased [R], 2018. Reflections The most important events in our lives are rarely just about one thing. That which is most significant to us is also most complicated, intermixing with multiple aspects of our existence. So it is with Boy

Living In A Gray World | Reflections, Notes, and Critique

Preston Sprinkle. Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. (155 pages) Read the First Chapter. REFLECTIONS I won’t say much here, as I’ve already provided a critical review on Preston’s previous book, People To Be

Living In A Gray World | Reflections, Notes, and Critique

Preston Sprinkle. Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. (155 pages) Read the First Chapter. REFLECTIONS I won’t say much here, as I’ve already provided a critical review on Preston’s previous book, People To Be

Between XX and XY | Notes

Gerald N. Callahan, Ph.D. Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes. Chicago Review Press, 2009. (195 pages) NOTES Introduction Human sex is not something that switches irreversibly between two poles–male and female–like an on/off switch on a

Between XX and XY | Notes

Gerald N. Callahan, Ph.D. Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes. Chicago Review Press, 2009. (195 pages) NOTES Introduction Human sex is not something that switches irreversibly between two poles–male and female–like an on/off switch on a

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In

Oriented to Faith | Review & Notes

Tim Otto. Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships. Cascade Books, 2014. (132 pages) REVIEW Is it possible to not “take sides?” Is it reasonable to avoid polarizing conclusions for a higher value of unity, and charity in the

Oriented to Faith | Review & Notes

Tim Otto. Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships. Cascade Books, 2014. (132 pages) REVIEW Is it possible to not “take sides?” Is it reasonable to avoid polarizing conclusions for a higher value of unity, and charity in the

Good Christian Sex | Critical Review & Notes

Bromleigh McClenghan. Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn’t the Only Option–And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex. HarperOne, 2016. (240 pages)   CRITICAL REVIEW It is with the topic of sex, the most challenging and taboo of all human phenomena,

Good Christian Sex | Critical Review & Notes

Bromleigh McClenghan. Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn’t the Only Option–And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex. HarperOne, 2016. (240 pages)   CRITICAL REVIEW It is with the topic of sex, the most challenging and taboo of all human phenomena,

Damaged Goods | Critical Comments and Reflections

Dianna E. Anderson. Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity. Jericho Books, 2015. (210 pages) There is perhaps no other taboo more revered than that of sex. As a result, permissions and prohibitions both come with significant challenges risking the danger

Damaged Goods | Critical Comments and Reflections

Dianna E. Anderson. Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity. Jericho Books, 2015. (210 pages) There is perhaps no other taboo more revered than that of sex. As a result, permissions and prohibitions both come with significant challenges risking the danger

Moral Combat | Review & Notes

R. Marie Griffith. Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians & Fractured American Politics. Basic Books, 2017. (395 pages) REVIEW I would consider categorizing this book as a “journalistic lamentation.” Griffith’s research and reporting is quite incredible. I can only imagine

Moral Combat | Review & Notes

R. Marie Griffith. Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians & Fractured American Politics. Basic Books, 2017. (395 pages) REVIEW I would consider categorizing this book as a “journalistic lamentation.” Griffith’s research and reporting is quite incredible. I can only imagine

Church Clarity | Critique

On October 18 2017, Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Services (RNS) published this article, giving a broader reach to the organization, Church Clarity (CC). From their website, they state “the problem” and “our solution”: The Problem There are millions of churches

Church Clarity | Critique

On October 18 2017, Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Services (RNS) published this article, giving a broader reach to the organization, Church Clarity (CC). From their website, they state “the problem” and “our solution”: The Problem There are millions of churches

People To Be Loved | Critical Review

Preston Sprinkle. People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue. Zondervan, 2015. (223 pages) Promo video; Missio Alliance review; Andrew Wilson review; Sean McDowell interview; Anne Paulk (TGC) review; CRITICAL REVIEW I picked up People To Be Loved because

People To Be Loved | Critical Review

Preston Sprinkle. People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue. Zondervan, 2015. (223 pages) Promo video; Missio Alliance review; Andrew Wilson review; Sean McDowell interview; Anne Paulk (TGC) review; CRITICAL REVIEW I picked up People To Be Loved because

The “Nashville Statement” | Exhortations & Critical Reflections

In short… To my LGBTQ friends who are deeply hurt yet again at the words of condemnation, marginalization, and exclusion, I say, “I’m so deeply sorry,” and I weep with and for you. To my post-evangelical friends who are angry

The “Nashville Statement” | Exhortations & Critical Reflections

In short… To my LGBTQ friends who are deeply hurt yet again at the words of condemnation, marginalization, and exclusion, I say, “I’m so deeply sorry,” and I weep with and for you. To my post-evangelical friends who are angry

InterVarsity’s “A Theological Summary on Human Sexuality” | Critique and Commentary

The recent news of InterVarsity’s (IV) position on same-sex marriage is yet another chapter in a very long and arduous epic story of Evangelicalism and sexual ethics. I got word about this through friends via the Time.com posting, and IV

InterVarsity’s “A Theological Summary on Human Sexuality” | Critique and Commentary

The recent news of InterVarsity’s (IV) position on same-sex marriage is yet another chapter in a very long and arduous epic story of Evangelicalism and sexual ethics. I got word about this through friends via the Time.com posting, and IV

Homoeroticism In The Biblical World | Notes

Martti Nissinen. Homoeroticism In The Biblical World: A Historical Perspective. Augsburg Fortress, 1998. (208 pages) Preface Whether the texts I studied were biblical or Jewish, Assyrian, Greek, or Roman, the term “homosexuality” was absent from them and the concept alien.

Homoeroticism In The Biblical World | Notes

Martti Nissinen. Homoeroticism In The Biblical World: A Historical Perspective. Augsburg Fortress, 1998. (208 pages) Preface Whether the texts I studied were biblical or Jewish, Assyrian, Greek, or Roman, the term “homosexuality” was absent from them and the concept alien.

The Trials of Ted Haggard | Reflections

Alexandra Pelosi. The Trials of Ted Haggard. HBO (2009) Watch online. It’s hard to sum up the thinking that goes on in my head when I watch films like this. There’s the anger/disappointment that swells whenever you hear of “yet

The Trials of Ted Haggard | Reflections

Alexandra Pelosi. The Trials of Ted Haggard. HBO (2009) Watch online. It’s hard to sum up the thinking that goes on in my head when I watch films like this. There’s the anger/disappointment that swells whenever you hear of “yet

A Letter To My Congregation | Notes & Critical Review

Ken Wilson. A Letter To My Congregation: An evangelical pastor’s path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender into the company of Jesus. Read The Spirit Books, 2004. (196 pages) Dedication Foreword Preface The book you hold is

A Letter To My Congregation | Notes & Critical Review

Ken Wilson. A Letter To My Congregation: An evangelical pastor’s path to embracing people who are gay, lesbian and transgender into the company of Jesus. Read The Spirit Books, 2004. (196 pages) Dedication Foreword Preface The book you hold is

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality | Reflections & Notes

Jack Rogers. Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. Westminster Knox Press, 2009. (228 pages) REFLECTIONS In what is still the most contentious and divisive of all topics in the Church, Rogers provides in this volume one

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality | Reflections & Notes

Jack Rogers. Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. Westminster Knox Press, 2009. (228 pages) REFLECTIONS In what is still the most contentious and divisive of all topics in the Church, Rogers provides in this volume one

My Exodus | Highlights and Reflections

Alan Chambers. My Exodus: From FEAR to GRACE. Zondervan, 2015. (222 pages) When the men [in John 8:1f.] chose not to condemn–because they were unable to when faced with their own humanity–they walked away and left the woman alone with

My Exodus | Highlights and Reflections

Alan Chambers. My Exodus: From FEAR to GRACE. Zondervan, 2015. (222 pages) When the men [in John 8:1f.] chose not to condemn–because they were unable to when faced with their own humanity–they walked away and left the woman alone with

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. (213 pages) Reclaiming Our Light – an Introduction My core argument in this book is not simply that some Bible passages have

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. (213 pages) Reclaiming Our Light – an Introduction My core argument in this book is not simply that some Bible passages have

God Loves Uganda | Reflections

SYNOPSIS: “God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda

God Loves Uganda | Reflections

SYNOPSIS: “God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda

40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags | Response & Reflections

This post by Kevin DeYoung was sent to me by a respected inquiring mind. Because I regard both the person and the heart-felt conversations we’ve engaged in over the past several years with high esteem, I offer this–my reply–to honor

40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags | Response & Reflections

This post by Kevin DeYoung was sent to me by a respected inquiring mind. Because I regard both the person and the heart-felt conversations we’ve engaged in over the past several years with high esteem, I offer this–my reply–to honor

Growing Up Trans | Reflections

Reflections: The gender and sexuality wars will, I opine, continue for a long-time into our future. I lament that I believe this, but yet, I consider it to be my best prediction of the future. I will be happy to

Growing Up Trans | Reflections

Reflections: The gender and sexuality wars will, I opine, continue for a long-time into our future. I lament that I believe this, but yet, I consider it to be my best prediction of the future. I will be happy to

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert | Notes & Review

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith. Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012. (2775 Locations, Kindle edition) Foreword From our early acquaintance, I recognized that our new friend feared no topic,

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert | Notes & Review

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith. Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012. (2775 Locations, Kindle edition) Foreword From our early acquaintance, I recognized that our new friend feared no topic,

TED | Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral. I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet, dip both hands into holy water, trace the trinity across my chest, my tiny body drooping like

TED | Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral. I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet, dip both hands into holy water, trace the trinity across my chest, my tiny body drooping like

TED | Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny?

0:11 I want you to imagine two couples in the middle of 1979 on the exact same day, at the exact same moment, each conceiving a baby — okay? So two couples each conceiving one baby. Now I don’t want

TED | Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny?

0:11 I want you to imagine two couples in the middle of 1979 on the exact same day, at the exact same moment, each conceiving a baby — okay? So two couples each conceiving one baby. Now I don’t want

Sexual By Design by Doug Wilson | How To Lose an Audience, And The Gospel At The Same Time

In April of 2012, pastor and teacher, Doug Wilson spoke at Indiana University. Watch the entire event: Sexual By Design: Douglas Wilson in Bloomington, IN. Report by The Bloomington Alternative. ClearNote Campus Fellowship website. ClearNote Church website. Christ Church, Moscow,

Sexual By Design by Doug Wilson | How To Lose an Audience, And The Gospel At The Same Time

In April of 2012, pastor and teacher, Doug Wilson spoke at Indiana University. Watch the entire event: Sexual By Design: Douglas Wilson in Bloomington, IN. Report by The Bloomington Alternative. ClearNote Campus Fellowship website. ClearNote Church website. Christ Church, Moscow,

Bible, Gender, Sexuality | Notes, Review, & Reflections

James V. Brownson. Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. Eerdmans, 2013. (300 pages) Jim Brownson’s blog. Reviews: Paul Chalpin, Englewood; Andrew Goddard, Kirby Liang Institute; Matt Rogers; An Uncommon Grace; Nate Claiborne; Robin Parry; Greg Carey,

Bible, Gender, Sexuality | Notes, Review, & Reflections

James V. Brownson. Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. Eerdmans, 2013. (300 pages) Jim Brownson’s blog. Reviews: Paul Chalpin, Englewood; Andrew Goddard, Kirby Liang Institute; Matt Rogers; An Uncommon Grace; Nate Claiborne; Robin Parry; Greg Carey,

The Gay Christian Network Conference, 2015 | Reflections & Open Letter

This last weekend I attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference. It was my first time attending anything associated with GCN. I was one of the ~600 brand new attendees as the conference has grown from ~700 in 2014 to ~1300

The Gay Christian Network Conference, 2015 | Reflections & Open Letter

This last weekend I attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference. It was my first time attending anything associated with GCN. I was one of the ~600 brand new attendees as the conference has grown from ~700 in 2014 to ~1300

God Believes In Love | Notes & Review

Gene Robinson. God Believes In Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. Vintage Books, 2012. (196 pages) Boston Globe, Michael Paulson, The Daily Beast, David Sessions, Greta Christina, NPR, The Thinking Theologian, Kirkus, First Things, Dennis Di Mauro, Rick Kleffel, Introduction [via: Reference

God Believes In Love | Notes & Review

Gene Robinson. God Believes In Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. Vintage Books, 2012. (196 pages) Boston Globe, Michael Paulson, The Daily Beast, David Sessions, Greta Christina, NPR, The Thinking Theologian, Kirkus, First Things, Dennis Di Mauro, Rick Kleffel, Introduction [via: Reference

Torn | Notes & Review

Justin Lee. Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. Jericho Books, (259 pages) Website: http://www.tornbook.com. Information and reviews at: Gay Christian Network (GCN), Huffington Post, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), Rachel Held Evans, NPR, Christianity Today, Patheos (Gagnon article), Justin’s

Torn | Notes & Review

Justin Lee. Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. Jericho Books, (259 pages) Website: http://www.tornbook.com. Information and reviews at: Gay Christian Network (GCN), Huffington Post, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), Rachel Held Evans, NPR, Christianity Today, Patheos (Gagnon article), Justin’s

Love Into Light | Critical Review

Peter Hubbard. Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual, and the Church. Ambassador International, 2013. (175 pages) LoveIntoLight.com, Tim Challies review, Google Hangout with Peter Hubbard, Eric Metals review, David Schlock review at CBMW, Jim Anderson review, Josh Blount review. I concur with

Love Into Light | Critical Review

Peter Hubbard. Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual, and the Church. Ambassador International, 2013. (175 pages) LoveIntoLight.com, Tim Challies review, Google Hangout with Peter Hubbard, Eric Metals review, David Schlock review at CBMW, Jim Anderson review, Josh Blount review. I concur with

Washed and Waiting | Notes & Review

Wesley Hill. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2010. (160 pages)   Reasons for God review. Zondervan product page. Rachel Held Evans review. Author’s Notes Introduction This book is about what it means to do that–how,

Washed and Waiting | Notes & Review

Wesley Hill. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2010. (160 pages)   Reasons for God review. Zondervan product page. Rachel Held Evans review. Author’s Notes Introduction This book is about what it means to do that–how,

Her | Reflections

Her. 2013 [R] “Are these feelings really real, or are they just programming?” For the sensible, this movie may prove disturbing. For the sociologist, technologist, and humanist, Her is intriguing, inspiring, captivating, insightful, and touching. The discussion of human and robot/AI

Her | Reflections

Her. 2013 [R] “Are these feelings really real, or are they just programming?” For the sensible, this movie may prove disturbing. For the sociologist, technologist, and humanist, Her is intriguing, inspiring, captivating, insightful, and touching. The discussion of human and robot/AI

TED | Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence

Talking about empowerment is odd, because when we talk about empowerment, what affects us most are the stories. So I want to begin with an everyday story. What is it really like to be a young woman in India? 0:27

TED | Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence

Talking about empowerment is odd, because when we talk about empowerment, what affects us most are the stories. So I want to begin with an everyday story. What is it really like to be a young woman in India? 0:27

Sex, Sacrifice, Shame, and Smiting | Notes & Review

Donald Kraus. Sex, Sacrifice, Shame, and Smiting: Is the Bible Always Right? Seabury Books, 2008. (166 pages) VIA: Because there was more to critique in this book, I will be interacting with the content throughout my notes, a distinctly different

Sex, Sacrifice, Shame, and Smiting | Notes & Review

Donald Kraus. Sex, Sacrifice, Shame, and Smiting: Is the Bible Always Right? Seabury Books, 2008. (166 pages) VIA: Because there was more to critique in this book, I will be interacting with the content throughout my notes, a distinctly different

Year of Biblical Womanhood | Notes & Review

Rachel Held Evans. A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master”. Thomas Nelson, 2012. (352 pages; 5684 Locations. This review is for the Kindle Edition.)

Year of Biblical Womanhood | Notes & Review

Rachel Held Evans. A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master”. Thomas Nelson, 2012. (352 pages; 5684 Locations. This review is for the Kindle Edition.)

Love Free or Die | Review

watch: http://video.pbs.org/video/2294044250/ (only through November 19, 2012) descriptions: LOVE FREE OR DIE (Special Jury Prize winner Sundance 2012) is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark.  It

Love Free or Die | Review

watch: http://video.pbs.org/video/2294044250/ (only through November 19, 2012) descriptions: LOVE FREE OR DIE (Special Jury Prize winner Sundance 2012) is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark.  It

Endgame: AIDS in Black America | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame-aids-in-black-america/   Transcript with my underlines, and annotated reflections: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Renata Simone ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, an intimate journey. MARVELYN: I was a heterosexual all-American teenager. HIV and normal didn’t go

Endgame: AIDS in Black America | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame-aids-in-black-america/   Transcript with my underlines, and annotated reflections: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Renata Simone ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, an intimate journey. MARVELYN: I was a heterosexual all-American teenager. HIV and normal didn’t go

Half The Sky | Review & Notes

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. Vintage Books, 2009. (296 pages) http://www.halftheskymovement.org, http://www.facebook.com/kristof, https://www.facebook.com/halftheskymovement, http://twitter.com/nickkristof, — Review — The book reads much like one long New York Times article (or several

Half The Sky | Review & Notes

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. Vintage Books, 2009. (296 pages) http://www.halftheskymovement.org, http://www.facebook.com/kristof, https://www.facebook.com/halftheskymovement, http://twitter.com/nickkristof, — Review — The book reads much like one long New York Times article (or several

This Gay & Age

PBS POV project, “This Gay & Age” by Morgan Wilcock Watch This Gay and Age on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival. Below are a couple quotes that highlight key elements of the discussion and debate.: Just ask

This Gay & Age

PBS POV project, “This Gay & Age” by Morgan Wilcock Watch This Gay and Age on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival. Below are a couple quotes that highlight key elements of the discussion and debate.: Just ask

Milk | Notes & Review

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_%28film%29 Here is the closing line of the movie: If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door… And that’s all. I ask for the movement to continue. Because it’s not about personal gain, not

Milk | Notes & Review

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_%28film%29 Here is the closing line of the movie: If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door… And that’s all. I ask for the movement to continue. Because it’s not about personal gain, not

Junia | Notes & Review

Eldon Jay Epp. Junia: The First Woman Apostle. Fortress, 2005. (138 pages) FOREWORD: To begin with, most scholars now agree that Romans, in common with other early Christian texts, was written in a specific context and to address a specific

Junia | Notes & Review

Eldon Jay Epp. Junia: The First Woman Apostle. Fortress, 2005. (138 pages) FOREWORD: To begin with, most scholars now agree that Romans, in common with other early Christian texts, was written in a specific context and to address a specific

Man and Woman, One in Christ | Notes & Review

Philip B. Payne. Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters. Zondervan, 2009. (511 pages) Let’s begin with the end: To the degree my thirty-six years of research on this topic has led me

Man and Woman, One in Christ | Notes & Review

Philip B. Payne. Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters. Zondervan, 2009. (511 pages) Let’s begin with the end: To the degree my thirty-six years of research on this topic has led me

Trembling Before G-d | Notes & Review

http://www.filmsthatchangetheworld.com/site/ http://www.tremblingbeforeg-d.com/index2.html As with other independent films/documentaries (see https://vialogue.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/for-the-bible-tells-me-so-notes-review/), this one portrayed a variety of testimonies and stories of various LGBT people within Orthodox Jewish communities. As with other productions, the emotional humanity of the suffering is juxtaposed with the

Trembling Before G-d | Notes & Review

http://www.filmsthatchangetheworld.com/site/ http://www.tremblingbeforeg-d.com/index2.html As with other independent films/documentaries (see https://vialogue.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/for-the-bible-tells-me-so-notes-review/), this one portrayed a variety of testimonies and stories of various LGBT people within Orthodox Jewish communities. As with other productions, the emotional humanity of the suffering is juxtaposed with the

China’s Lost Girls | Notes & Review

National Geographic, 2005 Lucy Ling follows a group of American families to China and captures the key moments of their adoption process illuminating the unforeseen effects of China’s one-child policy coupled with ancient traditions and social constructs along the way.

China’s Lost Girls | Notes & Review

National Geographic, 2005 Lucy Ling follows a group of American families to China and captures the key moments of their adoption process illuminating the unforeseen effects of China’s one-child policy coupled with ancient traditions and social constructs along the way.

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place

— VIA — Unconventional, witty, funny, innovative, vision-driven, and staunchly ethical. While many of the faith community would balk at the blatant disregard for “values,” in a puritanical sense, the ethic for “saving lives,” and “increasing standards of living,” is

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place

— VIA — Unconventional, witty, funny, innovative, vision-driven, and staunchly ethical. While many of the faith community would balk at the blatant disregard for “values,” in a puritanical sense, the ethic for “saving lives,” and “increasing standards of living,” is

For The Bible Tells Me So | Notes & Review

http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/index2.htm [NR] There’s something about doing justice with your [gay] son that is so empowering. New Interview with Bishop Gene Robinson and Director Dan Karslake [After a program aired which featured a lesbian street theologian,] I got an email from

For The Bible Tells Me So | Notes & Review

http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/index2.htm [NR] There’s something about doing justice with your [gay] son that is so empowering. New Interview with Bishop Gene Robinson and Director Dan Karslake [After a program aired which featured a lesbian street theologian,] I got an email from

10 Commandments of Dating | Notes & Review

Ben Young & Sam Adams. The 10 Commandments of Dating (Student Edition). Thomas Nelson, 2004. (127 pages) An extensive outline of the Original Edition is available at Listology. (The Ten Commandments of Dating: Time-Tested Laws for Building Successful Relationships. Thomas

10 Commandments of Dating | Notes & Review

Ben Young & Sam Adams. The 10 Commandments of Dating (Student Edition). Thomas Nelson, 2004. (127 pages) An extensive outline of the Original Edition is available at Listology. (The Ten Commandments of Dating: Time-Tested Laws for Building Successful Relationships. Thomas

The Religious Case For/Against Gay Marriage | Saying A Lot About So Little

While reading the current Newsweek cover article (“The Religious Case for Gay Marriage” by Lisa Miller), it struck me how much we say about how little the Bible mentions. The summation of the Newsweek article is found, really, in one

The Religious Case For/Against Gay Marriage | Saying A Lot About So Little

While reading the current Newsweek cover article (“The Religious Case for Gay Marriage” by Lisa Miller), it struck me how much we say about how little the Bible mentions. The summation of the Newsweek article is found, really, in one

California’s Proposition 8 | Reasoning Through the Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

I received an email from a family member from the Courage Campaign to repeal proposition 8. There’s also a new post at Out of Ur entitled “A Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage.” By now, everyone is well aware of the emotional

California’s Proposition 8 | Reasoning Through the Rhetoric of Same-Sex Marriage

I received an email from a family member from the Courage Campaign to repeal proposition 8. There’s also a new post at Out of Ur entitled “A Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage.” By now, everyone is well aware of the emotional

Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High – Philosophies for Juvenile and/or Delinquent Behavior

(UPDATE: The Plot Thickens, by Time, and a short clip of a statement from the Mayor by CNN.) (DISCLAIMER NOTE: While this uncertainty is floating around regarding the validity of the pregnancy pact mentioned in the Time article, I believe

Pregnancy Boom at Gloucester High – Philosophies for Juvenile and/or Delinquent Behavior

(UPDATE: The Plot Thickens, by Time, and a short clip of a statement from the Mayor by CNN.) (DISCLAIMER NOTE: While this uncertainty is floating around regarding the validity of the pregnancy pact mentioned in the Time article, I believe

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: Homosexuality

The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. HOMOSEXUALITY: How Should We Respond? The range on this question is much more difficult to decipher. I’m also working on a

RELEVANT’s Burning Issues: Homosexuality

The May_June 2008 edition of Relevant Magazine posted 7 burning issues: Injustice, Homosexuality, Faith, Politics, Culture, Consumerism, and War. HOMOSEXUALITY: How Should We Respond? The range on this question is much more difficult to decipher. I’m also working on a

Surprised at Love Won Out – The Church and Homosexuality, pt.2

This post is part two. Part one can be found here. What garnered a standing ovation at this particular conference was [name redacted by request]’s testimony. If you are interested in getting audio editions of this, or any session of

Surprised at Love Won Out – The Church and Homosexuality, pt.2

This post is part two. Part one can be found here. What garnered a standing ovation at this particular conference was [name redacted by request]’s testimony. If you are interested in getting audio editions of this, or any session of

Surprised at Love Won Out – The Church and Homosexuality, pt.1

This is part one. Part two can be found here. I attended the Love Won Out conference this Saturday, hosted by Focus on the Family, and I was pleasantly surprised. Their website reads: Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out

Surprised at Love Won Out – The Church and Homosexuality, pt.1

This is part one. Part two can be found here. I attended the Love Won Out conference this Saturday, hosted by Focus on the Family, and I was pleasantly surprised. Their website reads: Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out