Author Archives: Ron Goetz

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Anti-LGBTQ Political Opportunism: Now and Before

Political Opportunism Now The passage in South Dakota of legislation targeting the LGBT community leads the way for similar endeavors in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. This is certain to energize voters as both political parties gear up for the … Continue reading

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The Galilee Episode

Yes, the historical Jesus actually mentioned gays and lesbians. And the passage in which the two couples are mentioned is fairly well-known among evangelicals, especially those who believe in the rapture. I tell you, in that night, there shall be … Continue reading

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“Irrevocable” by Max King

The Apostle Paul has fallen on hard times in some sections of the academy and the churches, and for good reason. His apparent attitudes towards women, same-sex relationships and hierarchy are just a few areas where he has been judged … Continue reading

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Cover Design: I’d Like Your Opinion

I’m choosing a typeface for the cover, and I’d like your input on some options. You can see I prefer serif fonts, but I’ve included one san serif. Some of the fonts are very similar, of course, but there are some textural differences. I know, … Continue reading

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New Book: “Two Men in One Bed: The Galilee Incident”

Something happened to Jesus’ earliest followers that we’re beginning to put together. In the ultimate scheme of things, what happened involved very few. But these free spirits and the rule enforcers lived at a pivotal moment in history. Their experiences, … Continue reading

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“When Does It Stop?” When It Stops.

Originally posted on Wrestling With God:
Today on Facebook, a friend of my uncle’s asked him, in all (apparent) seriousness: “So what, a statue comes down, that person was a racist, they don’t deserve to be memorialized. But what next?…

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“Is it a Sin or Not?”

A reader sent me the following response to the post titled, “Clobber Passage: I Corinthians 6:9–All Blade, No Handle.” “I get the positive point pushed of not judging because we all sin but I’m confused, my assumption was that the stance … Continue reading

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Trump Flag

  Today is Monday, August 28, 2017. The scheduled end of the Trump presidency is 3 years and 4 months away. A lot can happen in that time, and few things can be predicted.. For example, Joe Arpaio was recently pardoned … Continue reading

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Perfect Bible? Perfect Jesus? How about John’s Perfect Love?

A Reader named David made this comment recently. Wrong again, Rob.  God never said “Jesus alone is the perfect” in I Cor 13.  This is a modern addition/perversion of His word.  The original Greek says “that which is the perfect thing’.  … Continue reading

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“Boil it All Down” and You may be Disappointed

Thinking and judging are connected, but it is not a strictly causal relationship. There are some very bright people for whom judging a situation or a person is the go-to response. On the other hand, there are some equally bright people for whom … Continue reading

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