Jay's got hope

Stuff's changing in the sexual identity world. Early in 2008, Wendy Gritter talks up some new directions and all along the way College Jay has been waxing eloquent about his journey. He has a post that I am linking to because it illustrates a fresh, clear Evangelical perspective on sexual identity development.Here is a bit to get you started:I like Wendy Gritter, and I like New Direction. She's a sweet and Christ-focused woman and I think New Direction is one of the most Christ-centered … [Read more...]

Should we be culture warriors? Thoughts on church and state

Sally Kern, with help from my friend and colleague at Grove City College, T. David Gordon provides today's open forum discussion.Mrs. Kern is in the news today about a speech she gave in Norman, OK about her entrance into government and her role as a "culture warrior." She says:“I started praying about whether or not the Lord wanted me to run,” Kern said. “And the more I prayed, the more I felt He did.”Kern said she expected to “run, lose and just be a much better government teacher.” … [Read more...]

Exodus International: Open forum

This week Exodus International is holding the annual conference at Ridgecrest, NC.From time to time on various posts Exodus history comes up. I have been privileged to have numerous Exodus participants past and present comment here over the years, but the comments often go hither and yon.So I am creating the post for that conversation to continue. I am going to talk to my weboverlord, Paul to see if we can get a link to it in the right column so we can find it easily. So spread the word, … [Read more...]

Man sues Bible publishers over references to homosexuality

Actually, what I think he is saying is that the Bible doesn't really mean homosexual when in I Corinthians 6, homosexual is listed. As I understand it, from this USA Today article, he is arguing that the publishers used the term homosexual in the translation with intent to harm him as a member of that class. I think Zondervan and Thomas Nelson will prevail... … [Read more...]

Most Americans religious and tolerant says Pew Forum survey

Interesting survey analysis out today from the Pew Forum regarding religious belief and behavior. The Boston Globe provides a nice summary here.The full report is on the Pew Forum website. … [Read more...]

Abeo: Ex-gay in the UK?

The Irish Iris Robinson controversy appears to have quieted down somewhat. I noted last week that Northern Ireland's "first lady" entered controversial waters by declaring homosexuality an abomination, with subsequent embellishments. Mrs. Robinson further recommended therapy for gays to change via a psychiatrist, Paul Miller, who advises Mrs. Robinson on health matters.As noted in my initial post on this topic, I wrote to Paul Miller to ask him if he endorsed the bioenergetics techniques of … [Read more...]

A new blog for New Directions

Wendy Gritter's New Direction ministry has started a blog called, Bridging the Gap. The blog may have the sound of a Bridges Across the Divide but aims for a more relational tone.Go by and give Wendy a shout, eh? … [Read more...]

Irish legislator embroiled in controversy over comments about homosexuality

Iris Robinson, the "first lady" of Ireland and also a MP (member of Parliament) from Northern Ireland has stepped into controversy with comments about her oppostion to homosexuality and her beliefs that gays can change with counseling. With what should seem in hindsight to be a very poor sense of timing, she made her negative comments about homosexuality in response to a question about a hate crime in Belfast, Northern Ireland directed toward a gay man. Taking a page from the Sally Kern … [Read more...]