I think it was Alan Chambers, the final president of Exodus, who became the focal point of so much ire when he led the board in closing the organization, who wrote of his first time at an Exodus conference as a sense of relief, a feeling of “finally, this is a place I belong.” For … Continue reading The Freudian Slip: Why Justification does not work as an answer for homosexuality.
Several weeks ago a bill was introduced in the Canadian legislature to ban conversion therapy, that is therapy and treatment that seek to change a person from gay or trans to straight or cis. In our own nation, to date, there are 20 states that ban such therapy and a handful of cities and local … Continue reading Let’s talk about Conversion Therapy
NOTE TO READERS: Subsequently to writing this I learned the interview is a re-editing of an interview actually done in December of 2018. There is some indication that Pastor Wurm may have altered his approach significantly since then. I have a friend checking on it. Nevertheless, what I wrote is accurate for the interview as … Continue reading Probably One of the Worst Interviews I have Heard
A couple of weeks ago, Issues Etc interviewed Pastor Hans Fiene regarding a column he wrote for the Federalist, “For The LGBT Mob, Lesbian Ads On The Hallmark Channel Are Just The Beginning .” What Hans wrote in his column in not wrong. But it is not the whole truth. And that is a problem … Continue reading When a half truth is worse than a lie.
Mark Yarhouse - General Sesson 3 - Costly Obedience
I want to say a sincere and hearty THANK YOU to the LCMS in convention this last week for passing Resolution 11-03A. The resolves read as follows: Resolved, That the LCMS in convention affirm and faithfully confess the biblical truth that God created humanity as male and female; and be it further Resolved, That we … Continue reading JUST WOW!
Well I have been getting a bit grumpy on here lately so I wanted something good and upbeat. Here is a link to a sermon my own pastor preached on May 5th. It is an excellent sermon. Certainly, one does not want to preach every week with little or no law and my pastor does … Continue reading A Very Good Sermon
Johanna Finegan presented an excellent address to the general session of Revoice this year on being caught between two theologies of glory; the theology of glory on the left that says we should celebrate ourselves as sexual minorities and the theology of glory on the right that says we should be able to “fix” ourselves … Continue reading The Theology of Glory and its Failure
For the last few years Concordia University Portland has been actively working on its treatment of and outreach to sexual minority students. Currently, CUP has a Gender and Sexuality Center whose missions statement says: The vision of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is to create and foster a safe and inclusive campus climate … Continue reading Our Concordias and LGBT Students
I made the mistake this week of reading some of the critics of the Revoice conference out of curiosity. In case you don't know what Revoice is; it is a gather of sexual minority Christians who hold to the biblical view that sex is intended for marriage and marriage for one man and one woman … Continue reading The real difference between “gay” and “same sex attracted”