Homosexuality

Culture writer Jonathan Merritt says SBC warning against ‘third way’

While some evangelicals are opening to dialogue about homosexuality, the Southern Baptist Convention isn’t budging, observes Religion News Service Senior Columnist Jonathan Merritt.

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Two odd little words: The LGBT issue, part 11

Two obscure Greek words whose uncertain translation renders use of them for "the LGBT issue" deeply problematic.

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California Baptists expel ‘third way’ church

New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., teaches that Christians can agree to disagree on homosexuality in the same way that they hold different views on divorce and remarriage.

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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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If this is where you get off the bus: The LGBT issue, part 6

If this is where you get off the bus on this journey through the LGBT issue, here are seven things you and all of us can do. 

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Six options for the churches: The LGBT issue, part 5

Six options for how a church responds to the arrival of gay couples in its midst. 

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‘Third-way’ Baptist church faces possible expulsion

A local association of Southern Baptist churches in southern California is poised to vote on removing a congregation for allegedly violating tenets of the faith in how it relates to gays.

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