On the Question of Gay Identity and Christian Sexual Ethics

On the Question of Gay Identity and Christian Sexual Ethics

On the question of gay identity and Christian sexual ethics, I start with a bare-bones theology of group identity drawn from Acts 17:26–27. In his discourse at the Areopagus, Paul briefly laid out how the Athenians have already groped toward a knowledge of God. It is because God arranges history so that, through the formation and shifting of group

The Compass Headlines 08-13-2017

The Compass Headlines 08-13-2017

Seventh-day Gay Adventists Criticized by a Catholic Magazine The Crisis Magazine, a Catholic publication, has called out the Seventh-day Gay Adventists documentary and its proponents for their lack of biblical fidelity. Regis Nicol writes, "the film promotes a revisionist exegesis of Scripture—namely, that biblical injunctions against homosexuality

My Story: Greater Is He That Is in You

My Story: Greater Is He That Is in You

  I never struggled with homosexuality. My struggle was heterosexuality.   So there I sat…this is it. “Dear life, I have had enough. I’m tired.” Looking out over the New York City skyline, I could see for miles. I gazed as the wind blew softly, then harder, then softer again. I was hoping that it would blow me right over. I was hoping tha

Rethink

Rethink

The church, like a losing general, has the nasty habit of fighting the last battle. By the time it has adapted its tactics, the challenge has moved on. Perpetually behind the times, forever on the back foot, stuck in the role of reluctant reactionary, losing ground. And that is how we find ourselves today, late to the party and still talking about

Slavery and Sexuality

Slavery and Sexuality

Those who believe in the biblical view of sexuality are treading the well-worn path of scriptural literalists who, in ages past, supported slavery using precisely the same mode of textual interpretation—or so goes the argument. Dr. Robert Cargill of the University of Iowa put the view forward rather vigorously in his blog: “Let me say this to those

Journey Interrupted: Film Review

Journey Interrupted: Film Review

Journey Interrupted will premiere at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, MI. Showing times are at 6pm EST, September 24th and 25th, 2016. Each of us is on a journey. And as we walk step-by-step, interruptions and obstacles can serve as stumbling blocks or stepping-stones. The film, Journey Interrupted, allows the viewer to