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 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)

White-Knuckling It

As a man who loves Jesus, is in a heterosexual marriage, and still experiences some same-sex attraction that is lingering from my previous gay life, I spend a lot of time talking to Christian men about what life as a same-sex attracted (SSA) Christian man should look like. Much of the conversation centers on behavior. … Continue reading White-Knuckling It

National Coming Out Day: A False Dichotomy

If you are like me, you see it all over your newsfeed: today is National Coming Out Day. It is a day when people are encouraged to “come out” as gay. I’ve read through posts by both secular LGBTQ friends, gay Christians friends, and celibate gay Christian friends. All of them proclaiming “freedom” by “coming … Continue reading National Coming Out Day: A False Dichotomy

The Gay Agenda & the Wrong Side of Hate

Protestors. Death threats. Misleading newspaper articles. In the days leading up to a talk I was doing on campus at North Carolina State University last year, the environment consistently became increasingly hostile. I was simply speaking about my story of struggling with sexuality issues, and how God’s overwhelming grace had rescued my soul. Why the … Continue reading The Gay Agenda & the Wrong Side of Hate

Today I Signed the Nashville Statement

Today I signed the Nashville Statement, which was written by the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Through fourteen articles, the Nashville Statement clarifies the biblical standard for marriage and gender.  It seeks to contradict where our culture stands verses the biblical truth which has long been part of orthodoxy tradition for God’s creation. It brings clarity … Continue reading Today I Signed the Nashville Statement

The Nashville Statement: Reflections & Responses to Criticisms

The Nashville Statement (https://cbmw.org/nashville-statement), approved in its final draft on August 25, 2017, was developed and issued jointly by the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.  A veritable who’s who of contemporary Evangelical Leaders drafted, signed and have since endorsed this statement.  According … Continue reading The Nashville Statement: Reflections & Responses to Criticisms

Demon Possession & the Question of Sexual Immorality

The nature of truth was my topic at a recently held apologetics conference in Phoenix, Arizona. A friend of mine presented how Christians could have loving and respectful conversations with those in the LGBT community, while exemplifying grace without compromising truth. Each night ended with all the speakers (four of us total) sharing the stage … Continue reading Demon Possession & the Question of Sexual Immorality