Sexuality

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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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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Gay Christians exist: The LGBT issue, part 4

How even ardent traditionalists now (sometimes) acknowledge the existence of gay Christians.

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Change we can all support: The LGBT issue, part 3

Much has changed for LGBT people in America since Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell days — change we all can support, I hope.

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Apocalyptic sex: Lest we forget

Christian history suggests the Church just can’t resolve the flesh/spirit dilemma, past or present.

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