Imagine that we're having a conversation about Adrian. I assume that you must be talking about Adrian Peterson, a 6'1," 220-pound, real-life black man who is perhaps the greatest running back in the history of football. But as you describe Adrian, it becomes clear that we're not thinking of the same person. The Adrian you're… Continue reading The Question of Homosexuality, Part 3: Can Christians Be Gay-Affirming?
A couple of disclaimers to start: I don't have a dog in the Reparative Therapy fight. I'm not nearly well-read enough on this topic to know where I fall on the broader issue. My comments here should not be read as an endorsement of one side or the other. I have great respect for Heath… Continue reading Purity Is Heterosexuality, Then Faithful Marriage (almost always)
The word "gay" is often confusing and unhelpful in discussing the issue of homosexuality. So this question is best examined as three questions: 1. Is it a sin to have gay sex? 2. Is it a sin to desire gay sex? 3. Is it a sin to define yourself by your desire for (and/or practice of… Continue reading The Question of Homosexuality, Part 2: Are There Gay Christians?
There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not there are Gay Christians. There's been a book written about it. And then another book written in response to the first book. And before you write this off as another example of dispensable doctrinal discrimination, let's take a peek at how each side frames the debate. Conservatives believe… Continue reading The Question of Homosexuality, Part 1: What Are The Stakes?
I won't rehash everything I said in Part 1, except to say that if you haven't read it, you'll be missing all the context of my remarks here. The upshot is that we simply don't have the option of "just believe the women," since that would incentivize dirty politics, false accusations, and outright blackmail. We… Continue reading The Impossible Obligations of Sexual Harassment Allegations – Part 2
I'll never forget when I first heard the accusations. A man I had always respected, who symbolized traditional Christian values, had been accused of sexual misconduct. I didn't believe it. This must be a setup or a shakedown. There's no way that man would do what these women said he did. I refused to believe it. It… Continue reading The Impossible Obligations of Sexual Harassment Allegations – Part 1
Amid the hoopla over the GOP Tax Reform bill (which still isn't a tax increase), very little analysis has considered the likely effect on Obamacare, and the likelihood of an Obamacare repeal, now that tax reform has passed. To understand why Tax Reform is a game-changer for Obamacare, you have to understand how the Congressional… Continue reading Why Tax Reform May Be The End Of Obamacare