Rob Bell, Homosexuality, and the New Cultural Acceptance

So the new thing today is to publicly support same-sex marriage. Hillary Clinton just did; Rob Bell just did. Here’s what Bell was quoted as saying in the Huffington Post: In response to a question regarding same-sex marriage, Bell said, “I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a [Read More...]

Are Republicans Going to Outpace Democrats in Supporting Same-Sex Marriage?

Denny Burk just offered a discomfiting commentary on the recent remarks at CPAC by GOP presidential frontrunner Marco Rubio regarding marriage. Here’s what Denny, my eagle-eyed colleague, had this to say: I like Marco Rubio. I really do. But did you see his remarks at CPAC today? If not, you can watch above. There was [Read More...]

What Is Manhood & Womanhood? Two Interviews on Gender & the Gospel

Got a couple of resources for you here, both dealing with manhood, womanhood, marriage, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. The first is a 36-minute interview with the Family Policy Council of West Virginia. I did this with Jeremiah Dys of the FPC and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The second is a two-part interview with Carroll [Read More...]

On the “Queen James Bible”: Is the Bible “Homophobic”?

I just wrote an essay for Baptist Press on the recently released “Queen James Bible,” whose editors (an insufficient term, in this case) argue that the Bible is “homophobic.” I responded to this charge and gave some thoughts on how to conceive of the Bible’s response to homosexual practice. Here’s a bit: But what about the central [Read More...]

God’s Amazing Grace: From Lesbian Professor to Presbyterian Mother

I don’t know if by now you’ve heard of Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. She recently wrote the book Secret Thoughts from an Unlikely Convert. A forum at Patrick Henry College (video above) featured Butterfield discussing her life story and her conversion. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most remarkable conversion stories I’ve ever heard. Some years ago, [Read More...]

The Giglio Problem: Triumph of the 3% Minority (When the Wealthy 1% Are Evil)

The news of pastor Louie Giglio being pulled from the upcoming inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama has traveled far and wide. Giglio was originally invited, it seems, due to his laudable work to combat sex trafficking; he was apparently asked to step down by the White House because the homosexual lobby found a 15-year-old [Read More...]

Ravi Zacharias: It’s Not Okay to Practice Homosexuality As a Christian

Some of you will be aware of the recent controversy surrounding Alan Chambers, the head of Exodus International, a ministry that helps gays and lesbians embrace the gospel.  Chambers recently suggested that one can be a born-again Christian and continue to practice homosexual sin, which touched off a firestorm. This is a tricky matter, but [Read More...]

Sexual Hysteria: Douglas Wilson Gets Shouted Down at Indiana University

Justin Taylor blogged this yesterday; Denny Burk, my colleague at Boyce College, then posted it on his own blog.  It is nothing less than shocking.  Watch the full lectures for free here, and witness how Douglas Wilson, pastor from Moscow, Idaho, is treated.  Here you see where the cultural elite are going in terms of [Read More...]

The Gay Basketball Star and an Emerging Cultural Narrative

If you’re a sports fan, did you see the news about former Villanova Wildcats basketball player Will Sheridan coming out of the closet?  And the stories about Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts revealing the same?  Whether you like basketball or not, you should care about these stories as a Christian.  The way each [Read More...]


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