Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why No One in the Biblical World Had a Word for Homosexuality

What does the Bible say about homosexuality? To ask the question, of course, is to presume that homosexuality, as we know it today, is actually addressed in scripture. Fact is increasing numbers of evangelical Bible scholars, who have closely examined … Continue reading

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Even on Religious Campuses, Students Fight for Gay Identity

As a former seminary student, I was drawn to an article in yesterday’s New York Times under the above title which reported, “Battles for acceptance by gay and lesbian students have erupted in the places that expect it the least: … Continue reading

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Broken Covenant to New Covenant

In the Hebrew Scriptures, judgment upon the people of God was always a result of Israel’s rebellion in turning from God to worship the idols and false gods of the land, despite repeated efforts on the part of God to … Continue reading

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Passover: Foreshadow of a Greater Deliverance

Of all the Jewish holidays we celebrated as I was growing up, Passover was my favorite.  I have fond memories of our Passover Seders and recounting the story of the Israelites’ great deliverance from slavery.  It was not until years … Continue reading

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I Preached Against Homosexuality, But I Was Wrong

Polls reveal there has been a huge shift in American attitudes toward gay marriage.  One recent Gallup poll cites a shift of Americans having crossed the symbolic 50 percent threshold and up to 58 percent approval in 2010.  Presbyterian minister Murray Richmond is one those Americans … Continue reading

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The Bible: A Dramatic Unfolding Story

The Bible — the Old and New Testaments — is one continuous grand narrative.   In the great historical narrative of the Bible, we discover that God reveals himself over time.  He does not give us everything all at once.  Instead, … Continue reading

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God Made in Man’s Image

I have a Jewish friend who says that his religion is “being spiritual and believing in God as he understands him.”  He says his views are very open and that he dislikes the intolerance and narrow-mindedness of people who preach … Continue reading

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