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“It’s In the Bible, So Believe It!” Won’t Help Youth At All

“It’s In the Bible, So Believe It!” Won’t Help Youth At All

I’m on my way to Little Rock for an interview with FamilyLife about my book Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens, I decided to re-read the book on the way, and I came across a passage in it that applies to any question, any issue with our children. I want to share it with you, because it’s absolutely vital. I’d just told the story of a friend whose faith was shipwrecked for years by her…

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“Being Right Has Replaced Loving One Another”?

“Being Right Has Replaced Loving One Another”?

“Being right has replaced loving one another as we love ourselves.” So says Erin Green in the Huffington Post, criticizing her alma mater, Biola University, for not affirming LGBTQ. (She wrote it a month ago. It’s still relevant.) Biola is a conservative evangelical Christian university. Green’s complaints against the school are based in her reading of the Bible, including: Those who come to Christ will never be driven away (John 6:37). What we do for the least of these, Jesus’…

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The “Whatever” Problem With “Jesus Never Excluded Anyone”

The “Whatever” Problem With “Jesus Never Excluded Anyone”

It came up again this weekend: a church leader saying, “We must not side with those in the church who would exclude a certain group of people. Jesus never excluded anyone.” This person didn’t name the issue. Of course we all knew what he was talking about, but he chose not to say it anyway. And there’s a bigger problem with this statement of his than either the group or the issue, so I’m not going to name it either. I know you’ll know what…

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Why Jesus’ Acceptance of All People Doesn’t Mean What This Lesbian Pastor Thinks It Means

Why Jesus’ Acceptance of All People Doesn’t Mean What This Lesbian Pastor Thinks It Means

Rev. Cynthia Meyer, a United Methodist pastor who recently came out as lesbian — and is under church discipline for it — explained part of her pro-LGBT reasoning thus: My understanding of Christian teaching centers on the Gospels, and what we know about the teachings and actions of Jesus. I don’t think Jesus was really looking to label people as incompatible, no matter who they were. The Gospel is then the lens through which I look at all of scripture, which…

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Talk It Up! Major New Study on Homosexuality

Talk It Up! Major New Study on Homosexuality

Major New Study Released Yesterday a new scientific study was published at The New Atlantis questioning much of today’s homosexual transgender narrative. There’s no evidence that LGBT people are “born that way,” and there’s good evidence that young people with same-sex attractions end up in strong heterosexual relationships as adults. That’s a start. I’m still reading the book-length article. Ryan Anderson summarizes it: “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong.” My friend Michael…

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Gender Identity Discrimination Regulations: The Saddest Joke on the Planet

Gender Identity Discrimination Regulations: The Saddest Joke on the Planet

(For a thoroughly parent-friendly guide to explaining this issue to teens and preteens, see “Challenge 28″ at CriticalConversationsBook.com.) It’s disturbing. It’s ridiculous. It’s mad. It’s hilarious. I don’t know whether to argue, laugh, or cry. All three, I think. From The Hill via The Stream (hey, that was fun to write!): The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with….

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Transgendered Persons and Homicides: Co-opting Statistics To Peddle a Message

Transgendered Persons and Homicides: Co-opting Statistics To Peddle a Message

Doing background research related to yesterday’s blog post on bullying, I ran across this CBS News headline from last November: “Homicides of transgender women in U.S. reach alarming high.” The total at that point in 2015: 22 trans-women. How alarming is that? It depends on what kind of story you want to tell. You could tell the story that homicides in this category had almost doubled compared to the previous year. That would be true. Sort of. For you could also tell…

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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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