Biblical Identity Meets Gender

Everyone wants to be special, set apart and significant.  One of the ways this manifests itself in our culture is through the concept of gender identity.  This is a real issue that many people struggle with in our society and should be taken seriously. However, it has also become a social trend. For instance, a … Continue reading Biblical Identity Meets Gender

Of Truth and Empathy

Have you ever had an interaction with someone that left you speechless?  It goes something like this: “I just don’t think that’s right.” “Are you serious?  Wow… Aren’t you supposed to be Christian?  Show some empathy or compassion, isn’t that what Jesus would do!?” Pick the topic – abortion, eternal life, race, identity and a … Continue reading Of Truth and Empathy

Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 4)

Lil Nas X Back to where we started. What if I told you that the issue with Lil Nas X was not his being gay, but with how he perceived the Church’s response to his being gay? He has somehow come away with the understanding that he should hate himself because he has a natural … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 4)

Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 3)

As we enter into the final section of critiquing the objections to the orthodox view of homosexual activity as a sin, it is important to note, again, why I am spending such a significant amount of time on these particular points.  The rallying cry for the liberal theologian has been grace, mercy and love, but … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 3)

Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 2)

Previously, we looked at the dichotomy between what it means to declare homosexual activity a sin and how those who believe in Christian orthodoxy deal with it.  We addressed the current cultural movement’s roots and introduced the idea of identity into the argument. It was necessary to do this so that we can have a … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 2)

Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 1)

Lil Nas X Do you know the name?  I do not know why you would, but Lil Nas X has become a bit of a cultural icon in recent years.  He wrote a hit country/hip-hop song in 2019 called “Old Town Road” with country star Billy Ray Cyrus.  The success of the hit propelled Lil … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 1)

Rescuing Hell

“Why would a loving God condemn people to Hell?” How many times have you or someone you know asked this question?  It seems like an obvious question.  We know what love is and we know what love is not (at least that is what we tell ourselves) and condemning a group of people to eternal punishment … Continue reading Rescuing Hell

The Separation of Church and State Deception

We’ve been duped. I cannot think of another way to put it.  The Christian right has been duped. Deceived by what?  You may ask. The separation of Church and State. What if I told you that the phrase “separation of Church and State” was found nowhere in the constitution or the Bill of Rights? It’s … Continue reading The Separation of Church and State Deception

Cuties: The Natural Progression of “Love Is Love”

2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court and the “Love is Love” movement. What do all these things have in common? This was the year that the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across all 50 states. A watershed moment in the “love is love” movement to be sure. Many conservative Christians would likely point at … Continue reading Cuties: The Natural Progression of “Love Is Love”