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Is It the End of the Ex-Gay Movement As We Know It?

This was the question asked by Warren Throckmorton on his blog yesterday following last week’s acknowledgment by John Smid, the former executive director of Love in Action, the country’s oldest and largest ex-gay ministry, that “I’ve never met a man who experienced … 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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The Day of Atonement and the New Testament

What relevance does the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur have for New Testament believers?  Biblically, quite a lot!   Jews around the world will soon celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year.  I still remember vividly … Continue reading

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The Gay Debate and the Temperance Movement: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows?

Thanks to Michelle Bachmann and her family business that offers Christian counseling which includes “therapy” to reorient gay people, the debate over homosexuality and dubious claims of alleged change ministries have resurfaced once again.  The media highlights ex-gay treatments, theories and ministries … 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?

In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul mentions male and female behavior that he expects his readers to disapprove.  But what was the sin he was ranting  about?  Read the whole passage and track it back.  In Romans 1, Paul ridicules Gentile religious rebellion … Continue reading

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Exegesis: Not for the Faint in Heart

Someone wrote: “I 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 email since launching … Continue reading

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