Several of you have asked me to comment on the bombshell report of sexual misconduct in the Southern Baptist Convention. I've been waiting to comment until I had something to add to the conversation. I weep with the victims of these crimes, and I am furious that this has happened in my own theological and… Continue reading What Southern Baptists Must Learn from The Sexual Abuse Crisis
Now that the Inspector General's report has officially confirmed that (a version of) the Deep State is real, let's think critically about a few other conspiracy theories. Admittedly, the Deep State sounded like a crazy conspiracy theory at first, since it made wild claims while being short on evidence. But, in time, the truth came… Continue reading Christian, Stop Believing Conspiracy Theories
The newest liberal heresy is to proclaim that homosexual lusts form the basis of a legitimate Christian identity, and that these lusts can be nursed as long as you don't indulge them to the point of committing any detestable acts. Thanks be to God, Who has given us His perfect Word. In the providence of… Continue reading The Biblical Response to “Gay Christianity” is Excommunication
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?