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Living Stones Church Reno Harvey Turner

Living Stones Leaders to Trans Community — you need to “faithfully” live out birth sex gender roles

This Sunday, attendees of the Living Stones Church, Reno, Nevada will hear a sermon partially focused on gender. Deuteronomy 22:5 is one of the proof texts being used to discuss gender so that hearers might be “biblically faithful and compassionate to those struggling with (gender dysphoria).”                    […]

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Living Stones Church Reno Harvey Turner

Living Stones Leaders to LGBT Community – We’re sorry for the past mistreatment, now allow us to continue our mistreatment with the misuse of Scripture.

I hope this post finds its way to the members and attendees of Living Stones (LS) Church, Reno, Nevada. I have already made an effort to go directly to your pastor. In short, I was told I am wrong, on the wrong side of church history and orthodoxy, so I am addressing this directly to […]

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Procreation in Marriage

Is Procreation an Imperative for Christian Marriage?

In the Book of Genesis, the natural flow of the covenantal relationship between Adam and Eve led to procreation. However, procreation was not defined as a condition of their one-flesh covenant. In the creation story, “God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number’” (Genesis 1:22, NIV). It was a blessing pronounced upon humankind, […]

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Does Christian Marriage Require Complementarity?

Some who oppose the possibility of Christian marriage for gay and transgender people assert that same-sex relationships violate the divinely-inspired need for gender differences or anatomical differences. What does complementarily mean? You’ll frequently hear or read the word “complementarity” used to support the “one man and one woman” Christian marriage. In its simplest form, as […]

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SCOTUS same-sex Marriage

The Shifting Definition of Marriage

  Over the past decade, the conservative political and religious right have warned people of faith that extending marriage equality to same-sex couples would “redefine marriage,” undermine the structure of the family, and threaten religious liberties. Let’s look at validity of those assertions.   A historical look at marriage Across cultures, marriage is a social union […]

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same-sex marriage

A Christian Case for Support of Biblical Same-Sex Marriage

Many conservative Christian leader warn the faithful that the extension of marriage equality to same-sex couple inherently will threaten religious liberties or force such pastors to perform same-sex weddings. Marriage equality is not an affront or threat to the religious liberties of Christians Pastors can choose to marry, or not to marry, anyone based on […]

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Alan Turing, the Anglican Priest, and the Lessons the Religious Right Ignored

Alan Turing Alan Turing, the Anglican priest, and the Religious Right — the trio appears as if a list from an SAT test with one of them not fitting. However, in this case, all three flow together in an interesting progression. Alan Turing (1912–1954) is known as the “father of computer science,” the “father of […]

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Why Dr. Brown’s Failure to Answer Matthew Vines’ Question is So Important

Matthew Vines, author of  God and the Gay Christian, debated Dr. Michael Brown, author of Can You Be Gay and Christian? on Up for Debate on Moody Radio on June 28, 2014. There was an almost imperceptible pause followed by a brush off that may have slipped by listeners. I want to highlight it so that […]

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Married — Before God

Each of these stories is in the chapter of the book “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon –Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community.” (May 2014) A Biblical case for same-sex marriage is based upon the covenant, selfless, sacrificial requirements of Ephesians 5 and the one flesh demand for covenant of Genesis […]

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“Bible Gender Sexuality | Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” — A Review

“Bible Gender Sexuality | Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” by Prof. James Brownson (2013)  Prof. James Brownson has taught New Testament Theology at Western Theological Seminary, New Holland, Michigan, for over 30 years. When his 19 year old son came out as gay, Brownson challenged himself to revisit the Scriptures believing that his own child […]

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Matthew Vines

The Bible and Homosexuality | A Biblical Presentation with Matthew Vines

Matthew Vines, 22, of Wichita, KS attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for gay, lesbian, bisexual […]

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