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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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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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Landon Schott Gay Awareness

Landon Schott’s Gay Awareness is Poison in a Pretty Package

Texas-based, travelling evangelist Landon Schott is certainly not unique in his strongly anti-gay theological and ideological beliefs. His lack of academic integrity and immature reasoning skills alone should render him inconsequential in the conversation about faith as it intersects sexual orientation. Yet, he can’t be dismissed because his target market is teens and young adults, […]

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A New Kind of Apologist by Sean McDowell

Book Review: A New Kind of Apologist but Lesser Truth with Little Compassion

I wanted to be encouraged by the chapters on gay and transgender issues in Sean McDowell’s A New Kind of Apologist (Harvest House, 2016) in which McDowell acted in the role as editor over 27 authors with “a new approach to apologetics.” (Apologetics is reasoned arguments used to establish and defend the Christian faith.) [ORIGINAL […]

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Messy Grace Caleb Kaltenbach

Book Review of Messy Grace — Conditional Grace and Flawed Truth IS Messy

Caleb Kaltenbach’s Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love without Sacrificing Conviction (2015, WaterBrook Press) had been recommended to me as a compassion treatment of the intersection of faith and sexual orientation. Kaltenbach’s book is one of the recent book offerings in latest genre of Christian authors extending what they perceive […]

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Untangling the Mess Presentation at New Covenant, Palm Springs, CA

Untangling the Mess: Separating the Truth and Mistruths about What it Means to Be LGBT and Christian is being presented on Saturday, January 23rd by Kathy Baldock at the Saguaro Hotel Ballroom in Desert Springs, CA from 6 pm till 9 pm. The presentation is an ideal opportunity to understand the intersection of faith and sexual orientation and […]

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Audacity by Ray Comfort

Ray Comfort’s Audacity — Nothing Says — I Have No Respect for You — Like Giving a Copy to a Gay Person

Ray Comfort’s Audacity released this week for free on YouTube. Comfort created the hour-long film as a tool to create “peace between the church and the LGBT community” to let gays know that “Christians don’t hate homosexuals. We love them. We care about them in this life and the next.” Patheos blogger Camille Berdjick presents […]

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Outlasting the Gay Revolution by Michael Brown

Michael Brown’s “Outlasting the Gay Revolution” Continues His Non-Academic Anti-Gay Rantings

[This post was never pushed out publicly. It was originally posted on Amazon and exists here as a record that I can link to when needed.] Michael Brown called the last public review I posted on one of his books Brown a “revision” not a review. I expect this book review will receive a similar response. […]

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