Pastoral Reflections on Gay Marriage: A Series of Five Short Videos

Much has been said presenting a Christian response to same sex marriage. I’ve posted in previous blogs some excellent perspectives from others. But I haven’t heard anything better than the five brief videos below from Dan Franklin, Pastor of Teaching at Life Bible Fellowship Church in Upland, California.

The videos average seven minutes or so each. Watch them one at a time and ponder them, or view them in succession for a total of about 35 minutes. Consider watching them in a class or group and discussing them one by one.

Rather than explaining their distinctives, I’m going to ask you to trust me on this. Watch them all—they are REALLY helpful in bringing a truthful and gracious perspective, and each builds on the previous. Dan makes several points I’ve not heard elsewhere, and he speaks thoughtfully, logically, biblically and lovingly.

Dan is married to my oldest daughter Karina, which may explain why I saw and watched these—but I wouldn’t be giving them this enthusiastic thumbs up unless I thought they were exceptionally helpful. (Life Bible Fellowship in Upland is a great church which we have the privilege of visiting periodically. Three grandchildren provide a big incentive!)

Part One: Looking for a Third Way

Part Two: Is the Church Inconsistent?

Part Three: Love Is Love. But What Is Love?

Part Four: Does God Want Me to Deny Myself?

Part Five: In the World, Not of the World

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries