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Why “Jesus Saves” Is More Real Than “Jesus Affirms You”

Why “Jesus Saves” Is More Real Than “Jesus Affirms You”

Jesus saves vs. Jesus affirms: which is the better answer for the moral questions of our day? A whole lot of people are telling us Jesus Christ approves of homosexual practice and gay marriage. That’s one way of solving a moral issue: find a way to hear Jesus saying it’s okay after all. I don’t think much of that, and the reason I’m going to give probably isn’t what you think it’s going to be. I’ve written often enough here…

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Speech codes: The offense against LGBT people that no one seems to notice

Speech codes: The offense against LGBT people that no one seems to notice

Lydia McGrew performs a masterful analysis of events and reactions relating to a professor shutting down pro-natural marriage statements in class. Please read her post for the whole story and her insightful comments. I have just one or two things to add. She quotes a blogger, MarquettePhilosopher, who says, “I am in full support of Marquette’s Harassment policy and Harassment training, which, as I pointed out, clearly states that there is zero tolerance for comments that are hurtful to homosexuals.”…

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Student Criticized for Recognizing Gays’ and Christians’ Shared Humanity

Student Criticized for Recognizing Gays’ and Christians’ Shared Humanity

The Christian News Network posted an article last Thursday calling into question a Religion News Service opinion piece by Tré Goins-Phillips, an editor at Liberty University’s student newspaper, in which he called for common ground with homosexuals. I think I can see where the criticism comes from. That doesn’t mean I agree with it. I have a personal connection here, I’m glad to be able to say. Tré is a family friend, and has been since my wife and I…

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“Stunted By Sexuality”

“Stunted By Sexuality”

Could our overemphasis on sexuality ended up stunting us as persons, in our friendships and even in our sexuality? Read my latest BreakPoint column,”Stunted by Sexuality,” and see what you think.

Counterfeit Marital Love in Same-Sex and Straight Relationships

Counterfeit Marital Love in Same-Sex and Straight Relationships

Recently Bill L. has asked me to explain how my position on same-sex “marriage” squares with certain sociological facts about divorce. It seems he was thinking divorce was my major concern, whereas the fact is, divorce is only symptomatic of what I’m concerned about. At any rate, he asked me whether my position implied that certain groups who have higher divorce rates should be denied the right to marry. It’s a strange question, to say the least—especially since his data actually supports my…

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“Gay Christianity:” Matthew Vines’s Empty Argument From Silence

“Gay Christianity:” Matthew Vines’s Empty Argument From Silence

Is there such a thing as gay Christianity? Just over a week ago, Michael Brown and Matthew Vines met on Moody Radio’s “Up for Debate With Julie Roys” for an online/radio conversation on that question. The two have taken opposite positions in books they’ve each released this year. Last week in their debate (starting at 30:40), Vines repeatedly pressed Brown on the question, “Can you cite me any first-century text that refers to long-term, committed same-sex relationships?” His purpose in asking…

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Certainly Wrong: Are We Making Harold Camping’s Mistake?

Certainly Wrong: Are We Making Harold Camping’s Mistake?

Harold Camping was certain the world would end on May 21, 2011. He was convinced that was what the Bible said. You might say he was certainly wrong. He wanted to deliver a warning to those who disregard the Bible. It ended up being a warning to those who misuse the Bible. We, too, could be certainly wrong. How would we know? There are ways. Lessons From Harold Camping’s “Last Days” I got an email a while ago from Zeke Piestrup,…

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“Can You Be Gay and Christian?” by Michael Brown

“Can You Be Gay and Christian?” by Michael Brown

Book Review Can You Be Gay and Christian?: Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality by Michael Brown. The question of homosexuality keeps moving inward on Christianity. Once it was, “can you be gay and be accepted in secular society?” Later it became, “can you you be gay and be accepted in liberal churches?” Now, with the publication of books like Matthew Vines’s God and the Gay Christian (reviewed here), the question has moved inside the walls of…

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