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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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Temperance Movement: “Take It Back”

Rock is not dead.

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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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N. T. Wright: The Paul Debate

N. T. Wright has written a new book on the theology of Paul, The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle, scheduled for release October 1, published by Baylor University Press. I have been given a pre-release version to … 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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Pepperdine 2016

So I got an invitation to teach a couple of classes at the 2016 Pepperdine Lectures. I’m pretty excited. I’ve taught before (SRO), had a great time, met a lot of readers, had many conversations about all sorts of important … 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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New Series by Scot McKnight on Zealotry

Scot McKnight, who has recently published a number of very successful books, has just started a new series at his blog: Zealotry. He writes, Evangelicals tacitly assume or overtly claim that they believe the whole Bible; they practice the Bible … Continue reading

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