Browsing All Posts filed under »Sexuality«

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

February 12, 2019


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 priority.” Should/does experience inform how we interpret scripture, or should scripture inform how we govern […]

Boy Erased | Reflections

January 25, 2019


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 Erased, which is not just about conservative religion and human sexuality. It is also about […]

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

January 21, 2019


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 Loved | Critical Review, which is more theologically/philosophically thorough. Since this particular book is geared […]

Between XX and XY | Notes

January 6, 2019


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 radio. Rather it is like the bass and treble knobs on that radio. Pure bass […]

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

December 29, 2018

0 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 that spirit, there is much to commend Joshua Harris for in this documentary, even if […]

Oriented to Faith | Review & Notes

July 27, 2018


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 Church? Is the debate over sexuality actually an opportunity? These are the kinds of questions […]

Good Christian Sex | Critical Review & Notes

May 28, 2018


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, that we experience one of the most palpable tensions that exist in ethics, doctrine, and […]