Freedom Realized by Stephen Black — A Book Review

Stephen H. Black wrote “Freedom Realized: Finding Freedom from Homosexuality & Living a Life Free From Labels” (Redemption Press, 2017) to offer “clear evidence for the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the transformation that is available for broken lives in this day of “hip-hop” gospel relativism.” Black asks “is freedom from homosexuality […]

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TranZformed

Transformed Documentary is Uninformed — A Review

“TranZformed: Finding Peace with Your God-Given Gender” (2017), produced by David Kyle Foster (founder and director of Mastering Life Ministries and the producer of “Pure Passion” TV, and member of the advisory board for the Restored Hope Network (RHN)) is the story of “15 former transgenders (who) join experts (to) bear witness to what Jesus […]

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Nashville Statement ERLC

The Nashville Statement–A New Christian Manifesto on Human Sexuality

Thirty years ago, in 1987, a joint meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood convened in Danvers, Pennsylvania to discuss the new problem of widespread feminism making its way from the American culture into conservative Christian circles. Christian feminists had begun to challenge the church’s organizational patriarchy that […]

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God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker — A Book Review

“God and the Transgender Debate–What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity?” authored by Andrew T. Walker, Director of Policy Studies with the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), has been positioned as a book that will help readers “learn more, (and) love better” (p 16) as he […]

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The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction by Janelle Hallman — A Book Review

I decided to read Janelle Hallman’s book The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction — A Comprehensive Counseling Resource (InterVarsity, 2008) because it was cited several times in the Restored Hope Network (RHN). [Review posted on Amazon.] For those unfamiliar with RHN, the organization formed in 2012 in the wake of the collapse of Exodus International. […]

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Restored Hope Network — What to Know Before You Go

The annual conference for Restored Hope Network (RHN) is June 16-17 in San Diego, California. The mission statement of RHN, a coalition of 58 member ministries, makes it clear that a non-heterosexual orientation is outside the will of God (meaning sinful and perverted) and that one can not be both lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) […]

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Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination by John Corvino and Ryan Anderson — A Book Review

“Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination” (2107) uses a point-counterpoint approach between John Corvino, Professor and Philosopher Chair at Wayne State University and the team of Ryan T. Anderson, Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation and Sherif Girgis, Ph.D. philosophy candidate at Princeton. Both sides state they share a “distaste for the typical ‘with us of against […]

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Speaking of Homosexuality by Joe Dallas — A Book Review

In “Speaking of Homosexuality – Discussing the Issues with Kindness & Clarity” (Baker Books, 2016), author Joe Dallas presents the Traditional and Revisionist (his usage of terminology) perspectives and a look at “the pros and cons in the gay debate” with suggested responses. Dallas defines the Traditional view as seeing that “homosexual acts, like numerous […]

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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield | A Book Review

A book about hospitality being used to shame lesbian Christians Over the past several years, “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” (Crown & Covenant, 2104) by Rosaria C. Butterfield has been positioned by evangelicals and religious conservative as one of the go-to books for conversion from homosexuality to heterosexuality. Among conservative Christians, Secret Thoughts […]

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Reviews of Ron Citlau’s Books Harmful to the LGBTQ Community

Linked are two reviews on books by Reformed Church in America, Pastor Ron Citlau. If it has been suggested that you, as a pastor, parent, family member or LGBTA person, read either of these book, read the linked reviews first. Both books are damaging to the LGBTQ community and their families. Citlau is a proponent and member of Restored Hope Network and Desert Streams Ministry, […]

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Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted by Ron Citlau — A Book Review

“Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted” (Bethany House, 2017) by Ron Citlau is subtitled “Biblical direction for friends, family members and those struggling with homosexuality” with the intended market of “pastors, church leaders, parents of a  same-sex struggler, and Christians who want to work very hard to make their church a place where same-sex strugglers can […]

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Compassion without Compromise by Ron Citlau and Adam Barr — A Book Review

“Compassion without Compromise” (Bethany House, 2014) co-authored by Reformed Church in America (RCA) pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau, is subtitled “How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth.” I read books written from this point of view regularly. As is with other authors in the same genre, the authors […]

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