Category Archives: Homosexuality

Homosexuality: The Agnostic Option

Reader and frequent commenter Dustin brought to my attention a very interesting paper in which a very bright, talented student of theology chooses to be agnostic on the morality of gay marriage. It was of particular interest to me because … Continue reading

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The Polygamy Question

Reader Tom submitted a thoughtful question regarding how my views on church and state would apply to polygamy rather than homosexuality. You have indicated that you would favor laws that outlaw polygamy, so let me reword my earlier question. Let’s … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 6 (Conclusions)

We are considering one of the latest, and most favorably reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage, Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. At this point, the defense rests. We could move on to … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 5 (1 Cor 6:9-10)

We are considering one of the latest, and best reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage, Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. This is just part 5, but already I’m sure the back … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 4 (Romans 1)

We are considering one of the latest, and best reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage, Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Rom 1 For most Christians, Romans 1 is the central verse … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 3 (Sodom & Gomorrah, Leviticus)

We are considering one of the latest, and best reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage, Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Sodom and Gomorrah Vines next begins working through the six passages … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 2 (Ancient history, Celibacy, Adam & Eve)

We are considering one of the latest, and best reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage, Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Ancient history Vines points out that in Paul’s time, Greek men … Continue reading

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Vines: God and the Gay Christian, Part 1 (Experience, Celibacy, Lust)

One of the latest, and best reviewed, books supporting Christian gay marriage is Matthew Vines’ God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Matthew Vines’ book has been hailed by evangelical authors such as Tony Campolo and … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: Why Does God Declare Homosexual Conduct Sinful? Part 4 (Sin’s Impact on Society)

There’s an important implicit point that I wish to now make explicit. Some activities are sinful, not because they are unloving when tested at an individual level, but because of the harm occasioned by these activities when applied to an … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: Why Does God Declare Homosexual Conduct Sinful? Part 3 (Experience)

Richard Hays is a Methodist and one of the great scholars of Paul of this age. In his seminal The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation, A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament Ethic, Hays argues that our … Continue reading

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