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August 14, 2017

The following blog is written by Greg Coles. Greg is a Ph.D. candidate at Penn State and is part of The Center's collaboration team. 

 

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August 11, 2017

In my previous blog, I argued that the debate about same-sex marriage is not a secondary issue. To be clear, I didn't thereby say that it's necessarily a "gospel issue" (the phrase can be sloppy)...

July 31, 2017

That may sound like a bold claim, and maybe it is, but it’s important that you read the previous post before you read this one. In short, there are many methodological questions that often go...

July 28, 2017

I hear this question quite often, and my response—which is frustrating to some—is always the same. What do you mean by primary and secondary, and how do you determine what is primary and secondary...

July 13, 2017

What a weird week in Evangelicaland. Yesterday, Eugene Peterson was interviewed about his recent and final book, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, and somehow the interview was steered into a discussion...

July 12, 2017

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard the news. Pastor, scholar, writer, and professor Eugene Peterson has apparently changed his view on same-sex relations and marriage. I’ll...

June 28, 2017

I really don’t like labels, but sometimes they are necessary. In the LGBT+ conversation, labels are particularly problematic. They try to stuff complex topics into a single word (or phrase), which...

Living in Terror as a Gay Christian
April 24, 2017

*The following post is by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous. He's a conservative Christian who experiences same-sex attraction. He grew up in the church, but due to his struggle he...

How to Talk about Homosexuality: 6 Things Every Straight Christian Should Know
April 17, 2017

1. Avoid the phrase “the gays” and the term “homosexual.” If you’re a white male and don’t like to be called “white boy,” then you should not refer to gay people as “the gays.” And if you take...

A Celibate Same-Sex Couple?
April 10, 2017

I want you to meet a rather unique couple. Their names are Sarah and Lindsey, but don’t form your opinions too quickly. Yes, Sarah and Lindsey are partners. Yes, they are attracted to the same sex...

What Is a Mixed Orientation Marriage?
April 3, 2017

A “mixed orientation marriage” is where one spouse is straight while the other opposite-sex spouse is attracted to the same sex. History has seen many such marriages end in much pain and confusion...