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When Presumptions of Men Obscure the Truth of Scripture

According to the book of James, we all make mistakes. Perhaps nowhere is that propensity toward human error more obvious than in the history of biblical interpretation. One of the more interesting cases is that of John Calvin and Martin … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage: Why Christians Need to Think Again

President Obama told ABC News yesterday that he supports same-sex marriage, saying that he believes same-sex couples should be able to marry.  Needless to say, Obama’s support for gay marriage is being met with a mixed reaction around the world. … Continue reading

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Genesis 1: Turning the Creation Story into an Anti-Gay Treatise

Someone wrote: “Biblical arguments about context and culture aside, where the rubber meets the road is here: Genesis!  It is as plain as the nose on your face that God made man and woman for each other… exclusively.”   This was … Continue reading

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Genesis 19: What the Bible Really Says Were the Sins of Sodom

Everyone is familiar with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.  At least many people think they are.  The point of the story is to condemn homosexuals and homosexual behavior, right?  Wrong.   And contrary to the belief of some, it’s not … Continue reading

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Is There A Christian Case For Same-Sex Marriage?

I was not going to blog about this since the video of Michele Bachmann’s Iowa town hall meeting this week has already gone viral.  But I decided it raises some important points to consider, especially for people of faith. For the field of presidential … Continue reading

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Are The Biblical Texts Reliable?

Someone asked: How can you believe that the Bible, written by men, is “the word of God” and that after thousands of years of copying we could still have an accurate translation of it today? These were some of the same questions … Continue reading

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How Does That Make You Feel?

Someone asked: You identify yourself as a gay believer in Christ.  How does it make you feel when people use words like “unnatural”, “perverse”, “abominable”, “destructive”,  “deceptive” and/or “vile” to describe homosexuality? This question or some variation of it seems to come … Continue reading

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Leviticus 18: What Was The Abomination?

[Portions of the following were shared in an earlier post.  However since some have expressed interest in this particular passage, it is now expanded and reposted with a more easily identifiable title.] In light of all the commotion over homosexuality, one would think the Bible has … Continue reading

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Former Ex-Gay Program Director Says: I Never Met a Man Who Changed From Homosexual to Heterosexual

John Smid, former executive director of the renowned ex-gay program Love in Action, admits that after 22 years as director of the program, “I’ve never met a man who experienced a change from homosexual to heterosexual.” Love in Action also included the … Continue reading

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Evangelical Journal Says “Sexual Behavior Changes But Not Sexual Orientation”

A new study recently published in Edification, a journal from the evangelical Society for Christian Psychology reports, “Sexual behavior changes but not sexual orientation.” According to the published study, after an average of 16 years in mixed-orientation marriage, the same-sex … Continue reading

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