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Is it Sin(ful) to Have a Homosexual Orientation?

A few months ago, the Desiring God blog featured an article written by a student at the Bethlehem Institute named Nick Roen about the subject of same-sex attraction (SSA). Specifically, Roen suggests that “while homosexual practice is active sinning, the experience of same-sex attraction need not involve active sinning.” The crux of Roen’s case centers

No longer “male and female”

Note: Cross-posted at It would be hard to find a more heartfelt, passionate, gut-wrenching book in holy scripture than Paul’s letter to the Galatians.  The only book that could possibly come close is his letter to the church at Corinth that we know as 2 Corinthians (he almost certainly wrote to this church more

Why I’d Rather Not Stand with Phil Robertson

So apparently the patriarch of the popular, backwoods, old-fashioned Christian family on the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” believes that gay sex is sinful. Who knew? In other news, nobody wonders why everybody is surprised. Before I give a few thoughts of my own, I’m going to list a round-up of various responses to this

Will the Church Take Care of Its Own?

About a month ago, I found myself wondering, “What would it take to get the attention of the gay community so that they would take the gospel seriously?” Of course, I believe in the sovereignty of God in these matters, because ultimately we need to trust Father’s wisdom and timing.  And yet our trust in
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