Unless you’re into the Irish bluesy, indie rock scene, chances are it’s only been in recent months that you’ve heard Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” The song, the lead track on Hozier’s self-titled album released in September, is thick with metaphor...Continue Reading
Blog Posts on Homosexuality
I remember a particular conversation I had one evening with a good friend about my struggle with same-sex attraction (SSA). He asked me, “Attractions are messy, complicated realities. How do you deal with them toward other guys?”
The real issue…Continue Reading
Riding in the wake of the cultural speedboat of the destigmatization of same-sex intercourse is the mainstreaming of “gender non-conformists.” Witness the June 9 issue of Time. Laverne Cox, born a boy, is on the front page, in his…Continue Reading
Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. At this moment in history, it is celebrated by our larger society with and unusual and pioneering excitement. And we have good news for homosexuals.Continue Reading
World Vision made a tragic decision — which they later reversed — that would allow employees to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex, if they were married. Ultimately, they reversed their decision, but the lessons remain valuable for ministries moving forward.Continue Reading
Few concepts are more foreign to our culture than waiting. Now you can take a picture of a check with your phone and deposit it instantly into your bank account without even leaving your Lay-Z-Boy. “Instant,” it seems, has become…Continue Reading
There is no way around it. Dealing with same-sex attraction is messy.
There are many issues that, at least on the surface, do not seem clear. Take this question, for example: Is same-sex attraction (SSA) itself sinful, and if so,…Continue Reading
In 1996, when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I grieved with my people. I was an atheist then, and lived in a monogamous lesbian relationship, working as a tenure-track professor specializing in English literature and Queer…Continue Reading
One of the sweet advantages of insisting that there is no such thing as same-sex “marriage” is that there is therefore also no such thing as same-sex “divorce.” In the days ahead, this will be very good news for many…Continue Reading
I just want you to know that I understand.
I understand how it feels to be in love with a woman. To want nothing more than to be with her forever. Feeling as if the universe has played…Continue Reading