You might have rejected them he comments at So rejecting this is not just a problem of rights; it is rejecting the central way that God pursues his kingdom purposes. There are a number of issues here.
More than 20, Christians around the world have signed it so far, including Evangelical leaders. As the site Coming Out for Christians puts it, members of Side B believe that while it's "not a sin to be gay, [it's] not biblical to have same sex sexual relationships. People feel that their attractions are out of sync with their beliefs.
Every Christian has a story to tell. I met Wilber one night after a service where we worshiped the Lord in a packed church building. There, the gospel was preached, Bibles were distributed, and the good news about a new radio program featuring Cuban testimonies of faith was announced to everyone in attendance.
For those who believe in the dignity and value of gay and lesbian people and who support LGBT equality both in the U. And in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that makes homosexuality punishable by life in prison. When similar articles were released ina gay rights activist was found beaten to death in his home. It has been said that the Ugandan government was influenced by evangelical Christians from the U.
In the last couple of weeks, Alan has talked here and here about the Reformation Project conference he attended—a project that aims to convince the church that homosexual acts have not been prohibited by God. You can hear more about the project, along with a response to some of its arguments, here. For starters, the cultural distance argument is an argument from silence.
So much has been written and spoken, but the best I can do is point you to the very best resources and share my own story. Regardless of your convictions, listen with an open mind. If you want something a bit more scholarly, Dr.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness. When confronted with verses in the New Testament against homosexuality, homosexual advocates will quickly go to another myth of homosexuality. And that is, Jesus never condemned homosexuality.
Our hope is that posting these two differing perspectives together will serve to broaden and deepen the conversation between Christians in social work on important issues that are relevant to our understanding of both our faith and our social work practice. As followers of Jesus and advocates of social justice, it is up to us to set the standard for how Christians treat diverse, marginalized people. In doing this, we reflect the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The clothing and accessories company, which launched earlier this year, will join us every Wednesday and Thursday by the pool at The Beach at Dream Downtown for a pop-up shop featuring their signature collections, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Center. They even created a special capsule collection just for the Dream team! We wanted to create clothing that we would wear and that was an homage to the strong culture and history of the community.
The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs us, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth. The notorious story of comedian W. Enter Matthew Vines, an articulate, intelligent young man claiming to be both Christian and openly gay, whose new book God and the Gay Christian provides, to my thinking, just the sort of loopholes Fields had in mind. No more worries about consequences in this life or the next; no more concerns about how or when the Prodigal will return.