Browsing All Posts filed under »Sexuality«

Oriented to Faith | Review & Notes

July 27, 2018

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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 […]

Damaged Goods | Critical Comments and Reflections

February 28, 2018

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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 of polarizing extremes. Much like all other aspects of gender, a healthy view of sexual […]

Moral Combat | Review & Notes

January 27, 2018

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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 what she left out. So, if we’re honest, we must understand that there may be […]

Church Clarity | Critique

October 25, 2017

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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 around the world. They represent a wide spectrum of beliefs, which are translated into actively enforced […]

People To Be Loved | Critical Review

September 13, 2017

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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 our local Pastors network hosted a forum featuring Preston Sprinkle with the description, We seek […]

The “Nashville Statement” | Exhortations & Critical Reflections

September 1, 2017

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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 and outraged, I say “Fear not,” for we need not worry about this shrinking minority. […]

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

October 16, 2016

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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 has posted a clarification of the article’s report. Already, there is a change.org petition for […]