Tag Archives: exegesis

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

“Alex, all arguments about context and culture in the Bible 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.”   … 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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Leviticus 18: What Was The Abomination?

[I shared some of the following in an earlier post.  However, since readers 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 a lot to say on … Continue reading

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Romans 2: Paul’s Bait and Switch

Have you ever noticed that Romans 1 was not legislation?  Romans 1 contained no advice for the church in the city of Rome or any other.  Romans 1 was a rhetorical device.  That is to say, enlisting the disproval of a … Continue reading

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Romans 1: What Was Paul Ranting About?

I guess some of you sensed this post was coming right on the heels of the previous  one about how to do responsible exegesis, huh? In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul mentions male and female behavior that he expects his readers to disapprove.  But … Continue reading

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Exegesis: Not for the Faint in Heart

“Alex, I don’t agree with you and think you may need to go study more about exegesis.  The true author of Scripture, though written down by man, is the Holy Spirit.  Something written by man is fallible.” I receive a lot more … Continue reading

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