Review: Matthew Vines’s “God and the Gay Christian”

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Bible and Homosexuality Matthew Vines’s God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships purports to be an in-depth explanation of biblical support for homosexual relationships. It’s provoked considerable discussion. I’ve read almost none of that discussion, so for better or for […]

Stand Firm!

Anthony Esolen speaks with astonishing accuracy and breathtaking power in the current Touchstone. (Did you notice I’ve begun advertising Touchstone here? Esolen is one reason you should read it.) After a short history lesson on the Arian controversy, he goes on to say, In our day, the issue is not Christology. We’re not so sophisticated […]

On Phil Robertson’s Suspension: So It Begins

My initial response to Phil Robertson’s suspension by A&E is best expressed by Theoden, at the beginning of the battle of Helm’s Deep, in The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings Trilogy. They, too, were fighting to defend their families against powerful aggressors. The “it” that I sense beginning (accelerating, actually) now is not some […]

Another Way of Being Authentic: Yarhouse’s “Homosexuality and the Christian”

Book Review Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends by Mark A. Yarhouse. Is it true, as Dan Savage says, that people who agree with gay “marriage” and homosexual versions of morality can be good Christians, while we who disagree are necessarily bigots? I could see in a sense how that could […]

Coming Out

CNN’s Anderson Cooper came out last week: The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy with myself, and comfortable, and proud. He also wrote, in an email to Andrew Sullivan, It has also become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of […]