In part two of Examining the Lines, we looked at how gay-identified Christians view sexuality, gender and marriage. In this post, we look at the traditional Christian view of these subjects. The traditional Christian sexual ethic sees sexuality, gender and marriage as God’s good gift to humanity. Marriage is to be between one man and … Continue reading Examining the Lines that divide (3)
Hello readers, I wanted to share this Watermark Community Church Equipping Webinar with you: Responding to Same Sex Issues. Thanks to Nathan Wagnon, Nika Spaulding and the Watermark Equipping Team for allowing me to be a guest on the Webinar. Feel free to dialogue with me about the webinar. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome. … Continue reading An Honest Discussion on Faith and Sexuality
To be transparent, I hate the conflict that happens around the topics surrounding faith and sexuality. The recent announcements of well-loved Christian authors/speakers Jen and Brandon Hatmaker, and well-known blogger and speaker Glennon Doyle Melton announcing she is in a same-sex relationship, have left me grieved and frustrated. The issues surrounding faith and sexuality are deeply personal to me and … Continue reading Faith & Sexuality: I Hate the Conflict!
A friend of mine recently sent me this NY Times article Is God Transgender? by Rabbi Mark Sameth and asked for my input. Let me first state that for me, issues surrounding faith, sexuality and gender are deeply personal. After reading Rabbi Sameth’s article, my concern is that the goal of “Transgender Rights” movement is not about bathroom laws or … Continue reading A Question: Is God Transgender?
Last week here in the USA we had National Coming Out Day and I can say from a personal perspective it was much easier to come out as a gay woman than as a fully devoted follower of Christ. You know, one of those people . . . a “Christian.” As you can imagine, my … Continue reading Outing Myself as a Christian
In Power of Messaging, we looked at the specific ways the gay rights movement has used messaging to promote their cause. As we move forward, let’s consider one other aspect that contributes to social change. In addition to messaging, Erin Brownback believes that over the course of the last 50 years, America has experienced the rise and … Continue reading Counter Messaging
In Power of Perceptions, we discussed how one’s internal perceptions can help shape one’s identity. Today, we will explore the power of external messaging, which has influenced the broad acceptance of gay-identified people and gay rights. In a recent interview, Erin Brownback, on Communicating God’s Design for Family, talks about the power of messaging and how it impacts … Continue reading Love is a Verb: Power of Messaging (1)