Playing 40 questions

When it comes to hobby horse subjects, we really don’t want answers to our objections; we want acquiescence.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

“Homosexual Christians”? Really?

I have the depressing feeling that this will fall on deaf ears among most of those it’s intended for. But I’ve got to try. A friend reacted with disbelief after reading the description of the [ad hoc] Podcast’s recent show on homosexuality and the Church. The offending sentence: How should the growing number of us […]

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The lost art of humility: homosexuality and usury

Most of the hullaballoo surrounding Knapp-gate seems to have blown over for the time being, but its implications and the probability of similar future incidents continue to grow. Undeniably, a crucial aspect of Christians’ discomfort with Jennifer Knapp’s stance is that she is “unrepentant” as a lesbian. That charge only works from outside, however, in […]

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

When disgust eclipses compassion: evangelicals and homosexuality

In a recent post I defended believers whose genuine compassion causes them to show concern about homosexuality among believers. Unfortunately, there is another common response to homosexuality, often accompanying and getting mistaken for the compassionate type, that I find much less defensible. It’s apparent to most believers, at least intuitively if not deductively, that some […]

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Defending/critiquing the homosexual lifestyle

In the wake of the Jennifer Knapp story, I’ve had a chance to analyze the reactions of people on either side of debate. One of the things that’s bothered me most is that the media and the blogosphere are predictably going out of their way to find reactions that sound hateful and hurtful. I’m convinced that […]

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010