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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 […]

Homoeroticism In The Biblical World | Notes

May 24, 2016

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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. When the ancient sources describe or evaluate erotic encounters between people of the same sex, […]

The Trials of Ted Haggard | Reflections

May 13, 2016

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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 another,” and how it only confirms the hypocritical reputation that clergy have. There’s the fascination […]

A Letter To My Congregation | Notes & Critical Review

May 13, 2016

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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 passionate and courageous argument. Many people will not like it. But they should read […]

My Exodus | Highlights and Reflections

January 7, 2016

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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 Jesus. (16) There’s freedom in not having to define him based on who he is […]

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

October 23, 2015

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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 been misinterpreted and others have been given undue weight. My larger argument is this: Christians […]