Category Archives: Sexuality

Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: The Recent Boy Scouts Decision, Part 2

I’m on break, you know — chilling to gospel music and enjoying the comments — as in, you know, letting someone else do most of the writing. At least, that was the idea. You see, I thought this was an … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: “I’m Gay, but I’m Not Switching to a Church that Supports Gay Marriage”

Fascinating article by a lesbian who converted from atheism to Catholicism — who chooses to remain Catholic and honor the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexual activity. Moreover, celibate gay Christians can offer proof that friendship can be real love, and … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: The Recent Boy Scouts Decision, Part 1

According to a news report on Yahoo – The Boy Scouts of America, one of the country’s largest and oldest youth organizations, decided on Thursday to break 103 years of tradition by allowing openly gay members into its ranks. The … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Masturbation

Since we’ve spent that last several days on the subject of sex, and since we just addressed one of those questions I’d hoped I’d never get, here’s the other question I’d hoped I’d never get – Is masturbation a sin? … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Grace and Gay Christians

Okay. I lied. The series isn’t over — except it is. This is a new series (See the new picture?) We had been pursuing the question of whether homosexual sex is a sin — and thanks to many thoughtful readers … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: In Conclusion, Part 2

Okay, this is the last post. Really. Where does this leave us? Well, we’ve spoken quite a lot about the sacrifices required of homosexual Christians. We need to remember that God has some demands to make on us heterosexuals, too. … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: In Conclusion, Part 1

I need to thank Gary for pushing me into this study and for being a good sport as we’ve disagreed on so many things — and for putting up with a massive number of comments. Frankly, men such as Gary … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Further on Eunuchs and Matthew 19

So I was sitting at home, minding my own business, reading Christopher J. H. Wright’s commentary on Deuteronomy (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series) (review forthcoming) for a little relaxation when — all of a sudden — I stumbled across this passage — which … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Slaves, Women & Homosexuals

The last book I want to consider on this question is William J. Webb’s influential Slaves, Women & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis. Webb’s book is dedicated to finding a hermeneutic that will determine whether an issue is … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Torn, Part 3

Some time ago, a reader asked me to comment on the theological arguments made in Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee. Love Lee finally turns to this key passage – (Rom 13:8-10 ESV)  8 Owe … Continue reading

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