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Parents and Youth Leaders, ‘Give This Segment a Listen’

Parents and Youth Leaders, ‘Give This Segment a Listen’

I was on the air for an engaging discussion with Judy Redlich, KSIV radio St. Louis, not long ago, talking about Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens. https://www.judyredlich.com/podcast-download/373/tom-gilson.mp3 Download File | Play in a New Window | Duration 14:34 Here’s what she she  had to say about it: Judy Redlich and author Tom Gilson discuss how Christian parents and pastors need to be prepared to give Biblical answers the challenges teens and pre-teens face in today’s increasingly…

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“Help Me, Mom and Dad — Is It True What They Say About Christians Hating Gays?”

“Help Me, Mom and Dad — Is It True What They Say About Christians Hating Gays?”

“Help me, Mom and Dad! Is It True What They Say About Christians Hating Gays?” That is approximately the working title I used while writing the book published as Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens.  (Originally it was the overly-strong and potentially misleading, Hey, Mom and Dad — Is It True That Christians Hate Gays?)I won’t go into how it ended up the way it did — but if that title caught your eye, and if…

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Helping Parents and Pastors Equip Young People (Podcast)

Helping Parents and Pastors Equip Young People (Podcast)

I spent an enjoyable time with Nick Peters of Deeper Waters the other day, talking about helping parents and pastors equip young people for the challenges of today’s world. Here’s the podcast of that conversation. Enjoy! http://deeperwaters.ddns.net/podcasts/20160611TomGilson.mp3

Q&A On Sorting Out Today’s LGBT Activist World: Got Questions?

Q&A On Sorting Out Today’s LGBT Activist World: Got Questions?

Q&A: I’ve just opened up a new question-and-answer page at Critical Conversations. Yesterday after my phone interview with PeggySue Wells and Christian Sneeringer, PeggySue, the host, told me there were lots of people waiting on the line to ask questions. I realized then I should have had this page open all along. It’s for legitimate questions only, and I’m sure you know the difference. If your main purpose is to preach your view, that’s not a question. Hope to see…

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Critical and Personal Conversations

Critical and Personal Conversations

I really enjoyed this conversation this morning, and I so appreciated Christine Sneeringer’s personal stories of starting out as a lesbian and turning around to follow Jesus Christ — because some Christians loved her as she was. We were on the air together with PeggySue Wells of WBCL radio, Fort Worth, Indiana. http://www.wbcl.org/archives/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/MM20160524.mp3

How To Talk With Your Pre-teens About LGBT Issues

How To Talk With Your Pre-teens About LGBT Issues

A reader at The Stream sent a question about how to teach her very young children about transgender-related issues. I wrote her this answer, which I think might be helpful to other parents of young children too. (I’ve adapted my answer slightly for use here.) Hi, S____, Thank you for the question! Kudos to you for thinking through this issue for the sake of your children. I’ve actually got an article related to your question, ready to be published soon at The…

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“You’re a Hater” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part One

“You’re a Hater” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part One

Series Introduction (First in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) Gay activists set out almost 30 years ago to make Christianity look immoral and wrong. In one key document they even called it a plan for “Overhauling Straight America.” (I tell that story briefly in Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens.) It’s been a moral attack delivered from an immoral basis: hence the title of this series. Their idea was to cause believers to cower…

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Why I’m Urging You — Please! — Spread the Word About Critical Conversations

Why I’m Urging You — Please! — Spread the Word About Critical Conversations

Why Critical Conversations? I’m asking you to share this post on Facebook, and I’m asking you to buy this book for your pastor and youth pastor. It matters more than you know. Read what one pastor wrote about it: I was a Student Pastor for 10 years and have been a Senior Pastor for the last 3 years. Sometimes books come along that are helpful and appreciated and sometimes books come along that are needed and longed for. “Critical Conversations,” by…

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Blogger’s Anti-Christian Barrage Reveals 10 Reasons to Read Critical Conversations

Blogger’s Anti-Christian Barrage Reveals 10 Reasons to Read Critical Conversations

In my interviews on Critical Conversations I’ve spoken of the anti-Christian barrage* teens are subjected to. Do you believe it’s real? What if someone wrote that you have all these faults, just because you believe in biblical marriage and morality? Fear of being homosexual Encouraging bullying Encouraging suicide Homophobia Don’t pay attention to the Bible on slavery Don’t really care about divorce Don’t really care about slavery Forget that God doesn’t hate Misunderstand Bible’s stance on homosexuality Don’t realize that…

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