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Anchored Leadership Conference—Letter to Greg Stier

By | November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 Greg, I attended the Anchored Conference in San Juan Capistrano last weekend. First, I appreciated being there and listening to you, Sean, Caleb, and Jonathan. I also appreciated the short exchange we had in the doorway Saturday morning mostly based around our love of our mothers. I know you lost yours 14…

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Anchored Leadership Conference—Letter to Caleb Kaltenbach

By | November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 Caleb, I first became aware of you when you published your book Messy Grace. While it was clear that your intention was to write with a loving and gracious attitude, you likely recall that I was not a fan of your book. I pointed out objections in my review of your book.…

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Anchored Leadership Conference—Letter to Sean McDowell

By | November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 Sean, Thank you for your gracious welcome as I arrived at the recent Anchored Conference in San Juan Capistrano last weekend. I attended to listen and observe. Wanting to be respectful of your event, I intended to follow up with emails with you, and each of the other main speakers. As you…

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Anchored Leadership Conference—Letter to Jonathan McKee

By | November 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 Jonathan, I appreciated your taking the time to sit with me over lunch last Saturday at the Anchored Conference in San Juan Capistrano and have a conversation. I think we could both agree that we care deeply about both youth in and outside the church, and that the witness of Jesus Christ…

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Anchored Leadership Conference Responses November 2018

By | November 11, 2018

  The Anchored Leadership Conference took place on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, 2018. The stated intent of the gathering targeted at youth and ministry leaders was the “Equipping (of) church leaders to reach a sexually ‘fluid’ generation with grace and truth in an ‘everything’s okay’ world.” The main speakers were Jonathan McKee (The Source…

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Fixing the Gays and Continually Moving the Goalpost

By | September 6, 2018

  There’s a new method of “fixing the gays” that is descending from heaven. Or more correctly stated, since previous methods and therapies to convert those who are homosexual to heterosexuality have become the negative subject of movies, books, and documentaries, and have been found by experts and LGBTQ people themselves to be damaging, ineffective,…

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Where Did Christian Reparative Therapy for LGBTQs Originate?

By | March 24, 2018

In a prior post, I wrote about an exploratory trip to Yale University that was taken to dig into the translation notes on the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible (1947 NT, 1952 full Bible). It was in the RSV that the word “homosexual” appeared for the first time in any translation, or in…

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Fiercely We Will Battle

By | January 24, 2018

January Book #2 Update Ed Oxford and I went to Yale University in September 2017 to check an assumption I had made about the word “homosexual” being placed in the Revised Standard Version (RSV) (1946)—the first usage of “homosexual” in any Bible translation, in any language. (Read the story here.) While searching through the archives,…

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

By | November 25, 2017

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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Restored Hope Network — What to Know Before You Go

By | June 2, 2017

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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