From Radical Lesbian to Redeemed Christian: An Autobiographical Interview with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Authors on the Line
Feb 19, 2013
In 1999, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a skeptic of all things Christianity, and in a committed lesbian relationship. Her academic specialty was Queer Theory, a postmodern form of gay and lesbian studies. Today…
Hospitality on Mission: An Interview with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Authors on the Line
Feb 20, 2013
Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shared her unlikely conversion story with us on the previous Authors on the Line podcast. We might have expected a Pauline conversion experience — perhaps a flash of light from heaven or an audible voice — but…
DOMA and the Rock
Jul 11, 2013
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…
The Dead End of Sexual Sin
Apr 6, 2015
In the writings of John Owen, I saw that the promises of sexual sin were the antithesis of what I had once believed. Instead of liberty, my sexual sin was enslavement.
Don’t Leave Your Husband for Her
Letter to a Would-Be Adulteress
Nov 11, 2017
In tears, you tell me that you have “come out,” and that you’re not looking back. You haven’t had an affair. Yet. But there is this woman you met at the gym.
The Best Weapon Is an Open Door
May 5, 2018
The gospel comes with a house key for those who have left everything for Jesus. Your best weapon in the war for the lost is an open front door.
Gay Rights, Hate Speech, and Hospitality
Longings of a Former Lesbian
Sep 18, 2018
How did Christian beliefs about homosexuality become hate speech? Rosaria Butterfield traces the cultural shift and commends a way forward.
Are We Living Out Romans 1?
Blessing and Curse in a Post-Obergefell World
Feb 27, 2020
What would Romans 1 look like in a nation today? And what does it mean for Christians living in a post-Obergefell world?
Can the Pandemic Be an Answered Prayer?
May 23, 2020
Can a global pandemic be an answer to prayer? Yes, if we are praying for more than physical health and safety.
Get More from the Bible This Year
Six Marks of Mature Reading
Jan 1, 2021
God’s word restores the soul, comforts the afflicted, emboldens the weak, and corrects the sinner, but only as we really read and hear it.
Host as You Are
Practicing Hospitality as a Family
Jul 19, 2021
Does hospitality feel impossible with small children? What if God means for someone to find Jesus in the chaos of a family clinging to Jesus?
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