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”
Recently I experienced, once again, a pastor with whom I had contact only on the internet, telling me that my problem is that I should accept "truth" rather than "feelings." It is a similar argument to the whole "you should not call yourself 'gay' because your identity should be in Christ, not your feeling or … Continue reading It’s not about feelings. But it sort of is.