Two days ago, I posted a little piece on Amendment One, the North Carolina amendment reinforcing the existing ban on same-sex marriage. It was a little something I posted mostly to encourage my gay and gay-supportive friends to try to understand those who don’t agree with them, instead of just labeling them all “bigots” and … Read more
This is probably the most political thing I will ever post on this blog, but in spite of the fact that it was inspired by a recent political debate, this isn’t actually a political post. It’s actually about people, and how we respond to these sorts of polarizing political debates. As you may know, I … Read more
Public speaking (and especially speaking to Christian groups) is one of my favorite things in the world. It’s so much fun! I just posted three different videos of presentations I gave in the last few weeks at Christian colleges, so for those of you who might be thinking about having a speaker at your school/church/group, … Read more
Here’s a presentation on LGBT issues I did last week in Abilene, Texas, home of several Christian colleges. It’s a modified version of the “night 1” presentation I did with Ron, so if you watch both of them, you’ll hear a lot of repeated information (and repeated jokes).
In my last post, I posted a video of Ron and me speaking about the ways we agree. On our second night of presentations at Pepperdine, we talked about how we disagree on the Bible’s view of sexuality. But instead of arguing for our own positions, we decided to try a twist: Ron argued for … Read more
My friend Ron and I are two Christians with different views about what the church’s approach to homosexuality should be. Here’s a fun presentation we gave a few weeks ago at Pepperdine University (a school affiliated with the Church of Christ) about the ways we agree. (This was night 1 of two nights of presentations … Read more
One of the issues I frequently encounter in conversations about controversial issues is what I call the “false compromise.” (There is a related logical fallacy called “false compromise,” but here I’m using the term in a way that is slightly different.) Stick with me on this; I’m about to get all philosophical on you. False … Read more
I often hear people talk about their opinions of “homosexuality.” But wait, what *is* homosexuality? Here’s why you should probably stop using that word altogether.
Last week, one of my readers asked—very nicely, I might add—about my “Side A” biblical views. “Side A,” you may recall, is a term sometimes used for people like me who support monogamous same-sex relationships. (“Side B” refers to those who believe such relationships are contrary to God’s design.) It’s a question I get asked … Read more
…I’m going to be a guest speaker at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group on Grove City College campus. I’m kinda freaking out. In a good way. Grove City College is a conservative Christian institution. Their LGBT student group, Rainbow Bridge, has been denied official recognition and is not allowed to even put up fliers advertising … Read more