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Same-Sex Attraction and the Church by Ed Shaw—A Book Review

Plausibility or Entrapment? “Same-Sex Attraction and the Church—The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life” (2015 IVP Books) by Ed Shaw is an honest account of a gay man’s struggle with his sexual orientation. [FULL review also on Amazon.] Shaw, a pastor in England, avoids the term “sexual orientation” and instead uses nuanced language like “same-sex […]

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How and When the Word Homosexual Was First Introduced into the Bible

Since releasing my book, Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, in 2014, every time I’ve spoke during extended presentations and referred to the translation and combining of two Greek words, arsenokoitai and malakos, as one word “homosexual” in the 1946 New Testament Revised Standard Version (RSV) of 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, I would say that I believed this specific translation […]

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People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle—A Book Review

When I began “People to be Loved—Why Homosexuality is Not Just an Issue” by Preston Sprinkle (Zondervan, 2015), I was tentatively encouraged by the author’s gracious tone and seeming willingness to break away from the evangelical party line on exclusionary practices on LGBTQ people. After all, Sprinkle includes hopeful declarations throughout the book: “We are […]

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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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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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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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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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