“You’re on the Wrong Side of History!” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part Three

Wrong side of history

Challenge Number Three: “You’re on the wrong side of history — gay rights is an idea whose time has come.” (Third in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) Time keeps marching on. Science and technology move forward. Does that mean everything progresses over time? No. Today’s poets and playwrights haven’t exactly progressed beyond Aeschylus and […]

“You’re Homophobic!” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part Two

Challenge Number Two: “You’re homophobic.” (Second in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) A phobia is a pathologically irrational fear or aversion to something. In this usage “phobia” functions as a highly stigmatized, medicalized term. Simply being opposed to something doesn’t mean you have an irrational fear of it. In this case that vague word […]

“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 […]

Sex After Christianity | The American Conservative

I don’t agree with Rod Dreher on everything, but he sure got this right, in Sex After Christianity | The American Conservative: “It is nearly impossible for contemporary Americans to grasp why sex was a central concern of early Christianity. Sarah Ruden, the Yale-trained classics translator, explains the culture into which Christianity appeared in her […]

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 […]

Pushback Against “Critical Conversations” Book? No, Just Stereotyping

At first I was going to say here that my book Critical Conversations had received its first pushback today, in an article Debra Pasquella wrote a titled “Christians Who Primarily Focus on Homosexuality Based on Fear.”” It wasn’t. She hadn’t read the book. She was stereotyping me instead. She did hear me do an interview (more […]

Parents: Turn These Tough Talks Into Great Conversations

  My new book Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens was officially release just two weeks ago. It’s led to some pretty interesting critical conversations itself already. One parent told me of his middle school son who had a gay classmate calling and texting him repeatedly, trying to start a relationship. One […]

Parents Take Note: “We Want Diverse Books”

Parents, take note. Agents, publishers, and their customers at schools and libraries are looking for “more diverse books.” There is a “shift in thinking” among agents for children’s book writers, says Julie Masis in the February 2016 Writer’s Digest. Agents are seeing a demand for “stories with diverse and LGBTQ main characters’” “more LGBT YA […]