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Living in the Tension

I attended a conference on ministry this week that included a session called “Living in the Tension,” which was designed to guide us in ministering to gay peoples.  Like most areas of the country, that’s happening here in the Great Northwest on occasion.  The discussion reconfirmed a couple truths. First, when people tell you that…

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Open door? Or still small voice?

Have you ever been told that if God wants you to do something, then He will “open a door”?  I totally used to buy that.  Especially because when I prayed about a problem, it was often along the lines of, “Hey God, I already know what I’d like to do, but I need to check…

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Is being gay a sin?

Are you saying being Gay is a sin? If this is so I would imagine a Gay person would find this prayer offensive. Being Gay is not a sin. Unlike your lesbianfriend I am finding it hard to respect your right to believe homosexuality is a sin – have you posted on this topic –…

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Communication Principles

In most areas of life, scripture does not give us details on how to deal with every single situation.  But it does give principles within which to operate when problems arise.  Here are several biblical principles that are to guide Christians in how to maintain right relationships with one another. Maintain Unity Unity is painstakingly…

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Boy Scouts of America, Love, and Leadership

What, oh what, will the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) decide about allowing gay leaders?  Will they “cave” so as not to be considered hateful and homophobic?  Will they finally “be on the right side of history” and change their policy?  Even some Christian blogs and commenters are urging the BSA to lift the ban…

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Dan Cathy Loves His Enemies.

Today I read the article “Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A” by Shane Windmeyer.  This gay activist, bestselling author, and Executive Director of Campus Pride shares his perspective on a new-found friendship with Dan Cathy, a man whom he had previously considered his enemy.  He wrote that Cathy…

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Aren’t People Born Gay?- Part 2

Keith, to whom I must grant the “Best Follow-Up Questions Award,” made these comments after reading “Aren’t People Born Gay?” You say you have come to the conclusion that people are not “born gay”, but do you even have the option of coming to the conclusion that they are? I think not. To do so would…