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Posted inLGBTQ, Religion

Listening But Not Really to People to Be “Loved.”

Reading Time: 8 minutes The book is meant to be a tightrope walk between the evangelical tribe’s current antipathy toward gay people and full affirmation, all laced with Bible verses and lots of careful hermeneutics. In its primary suggestion to his fellow evangelicals, its foundational assumptions ultimately destroy whatever good might have been intended–or accomplished.

Posted inLGBTQ, Religion

Starting from Wrong Assumptions: People to Be “Loved.”

Reading Time: 9 minutes As we discussed last time, Christians’ condemnation of gay people is not only quickly becoming one of their core marker beliefs, but it’s also becoming one of the beliefs they’re fighting the hardest to protect–and arguably the belief that is costing them the most in terms of both adherents and credibility. I’d be hard-pressed to think of a single other belief for right-wing Christians that is costing them as much as this one is. Today I’ll touch on why this belief is so hard for right-wing Christians to shake–and why Preston Sprinkle, in his book People to Be Loved, is starting his quest for understanding by asking the wrong question.

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