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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…Read Full Article
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,…Read Full Article
Since releasing my book, Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, in 2014, every time I’ve spoken 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…Read Full Article
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)…Read Full Article
Over the past 25 years, Joe Dallas has built a career in speaking, writing and counseling gay and lesbian Christians, their families, and churches seeking understanding at the intersection of sexual orientation and the Bible. He has authored eight books since 2003 and has a counseling business in Orange County, California. Recently, I read his two…Read Full Article
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 books, read the linked reviews first. Both books are damaging to the LGBTQ community and their families. Citlau is a proponent and member of…Read Full Article
This is the third in a series of posts challenging the sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender hierarchy/ binary teachings of Pastor Harvey Turner, Lead Pastor of Living Stones Church, Reno, Nevada. [Harvey is not alone in his teachings. Many conservative churches teach these principles, inclusive of members of the Acts 29 network, co-founded by now-shamed and fired Mark…Read Full Article
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).” …Read Full Article
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…Read Full Article
How a person contracts a disease should not be the barometer by which Christians determine their attitude toward the sick and needy. We are to reflect the same covenantal, unconditional posture of love and concern that God freely expresses toward His children, especially visible through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus’ ministry exhibited a compassionate view…Read Full Article
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