Sexuality

A dual-narrative tour: The LGBT issue, part 16

What is going on here? Two very different ways Christians today are “seeing” shifting attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

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Transformative encounters and paradigm leaps: The LGBT issue, part 15

How paradigm shifts (or leaps) in biblical interpretation have often occurred through surprising encounters with God and people. 

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Toward covenant: The LGBT issue, part 14

What next? Exploring a covenantal standard for every Christian’s sexual ethics.

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Creation, sexual orientation, and God’s will: The LGBT issue, part 13

Three proposals for thinking about creation, sexual orientation and God’s will.

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God made them male and female: The LGBT issue, part 12

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

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Two odd little words: the LGBT issue, part 11 (Revised)

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

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Leviticus, abomination and Jesus: The LGBT issue, part 10

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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The sins of Sodom (and Gibeah): The LGBT issue, part 9

An interpretation of the Sodom (and Gibeah) stories, so fatefully destructive in forming historic Christian attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

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How traditionalists connect the biblical dots: The LGBT Issue, part 8

How traditionalists on the LGBT issue connect the biblical dots, and how not to argue against them.

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Biblical inspiration, human interpretation: The LGBT issue, part 7

Taking biblical inspiration and authority seriously also requires humbly acknowledging a long history of Christian fights over “what the Bible says.”

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