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Why should gay marriage matter to Christians who love all people?

Why should gay marriage matter to Christians who love all people?

I highly recommend Kevin DeYoung's book What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? He has an appendix on gay marriage that's terrific. Kevin posted it recently in his always excellent blog and I want to draw attention to it because both the book and this small appendix are really worth reading and discussing in our churches.

The Trend in the Church Towards Silence

ShhhEphesians 4:15 tells us we need to “speak the truth in love.” As Christ-followers, we are not to choose between being loving and being truthful. We are to be both. And notice too that we are to speak.

Purity and Homosexuality

Julia StagerTwo weeks ago our EPM staff member Julia Stager posted her first video on my blog: “Superheroes, Heresies and the God-man.” Julia’s featured video today is on the critical topic of purity and homosexuality.

The Situation in Houston and the Erosion of Religious Liberties

HoustonYou may be aware of the situation in Houston, Texas, where five pastors who have been vocal in opposing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) were subpoenaed by the mayor, demanding that they hand over materials related to what they may have said about gay and lesbian issues, and about the mayor herself. Hopefully this will serve as a wake-up call to those who imagine there has been no serious erosion of religious liberties in America. 

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield on “You Are What—and How—You Read”

Dr. Rosaria ButtefieldThis is a powerful post by a sister in Christ, who is a former, in her words, “queer activist.”  I encourage you to read it carefully and thoughtfully.

How should the church respond to the legalizing of homosexual marriage?

Bible and Praying | photo credit: mathieujarryphoto via photopin ccAs many of you have heard, on Monday Oregon's ban on same-sex marriages was overturned by a federal judge. In light of that, today’s video blog (filmed last year) addresses the question: There’s been a lot of talk in the news and among the evangelical culture in America about legalizing gay marriage. What are your thoughts on how Christians should respond?

FamilyLife, Redefining Marriage, and the Most Loving Thing We Can Do

FamilyLifeAfter the Supreme Court declared DOMA to be unconstitutional this past June, Dennis Rainey shared a letter about FamilyLife’s controversial radio broadcast on this issue. He wrote, “In more than four decades of ministry I’ve never seen the overwhelming amount of feedback, both positive and negative, to our special radio program two weeks ago concerning the DOMA decision.” 

How do I respond with grace and truth if I’m invited to a gay wedding?

Love rejoices with the truth (1 Corinthians 13:6)Many people wonder, “What if I’m invited to a gay wedding?” In the following video and transcript, I share some thoughts.

What’s a Marriage? Does It Matter Whether There’s a Man and a Woman?

Mary KassianMary Kassian answers the question of how a marriage is properly defined. I appreciate her thoughts. 

Perspectives on Louie Giglio, the Homosexual Issue and What It Means to Be a Christ-Follower in This Culture

Louie GiglioLast Thursday the internet exploded with the Louie Giglio “scandal.” What was this outrageous revelation? An eighteen-year-old recording of a sermon Louie preached. His sermon actually shows that—wait for it—this Christian pastor believed and taught what the Bible has said, and virtually all Christians have believed, for two thousand years.

 

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