The story of Tyler Clementi is tragic and deeply saddening. A talented violinist, a sensitive, shy young man, a freshman who had just recently come to live on the Rutgers campus, his privacy was violated and he was profoundly humiliated in front of all the people he might have hoped would become his friends. When [Read More…]
Have Christians, as Anne Rice alleges, lost credibility on what it means to love? [Read more…]
This is Part 1 of what will be a three-part series on homosexuality and the way in which evangelicals have related themselves to homosexuals. I wanted to begin with stories, with confession, and with a profession of love and respect. Part I. Stories of Love and Sin Consider the following story from the early 1980s: [Read More…]
Greetings to everyone arriving for the Consultation on Re-Imagining the Relationship Between Evangelicals and Gays. If you’re just joining the conversation, it is best to go to the Guide document and find links to all the relevant articles and stories. We will also post links and reflections here on the Cross and Culture blog. If you are an expert in this subject and want to contribute, or have a story you would like to add, please feel free to email EvangelicalPortal@patheos.com. The Consultation will continue for at least two weeks, and longer if necessary. At the same time, we will continue to post articles of other kinds.
This morning, an interesting question was raised at Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog… [Read more…]
The Christian musician Jennifer Knapp has just stated in an interview with Christianity Today that she is gay. Jennifer released albums in 2000 and 2001 that were immensely successful, and she was touring constantly. When she withdrew from the public eye in 2002, there were rumors that she was withdrawing because she was gay. As [Read More…]