Author Archives: Ron Goetz

About Ron Goetz

Husband, Father, Author

Where Did This Theory Come From?

An acquaintance asked where this came to me from. Actually, it began with a simple question, “Could the couples in Luke 17:34-35 be gay and lesbian?” Once I had established that they were, using standard exegetical methods, I was left … Continue reading

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From Theism to Non-Theism, part 1

I’m sure greater minds than mine have put this better than I will, but I have some things I’d like to share now that I’ve taken a pause from my Covid-19 Netflix binge. We homo sapiens differ from our primate … Continue reading

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One Primate’s Philosophy of Life at 65

Diversity of opinion, beliefs and behavior is rooted in instinct diversity, intellectual capacity, the language(s) we speak, the religions and ideologies we are born into, our family of origin and birth order, gender, differing and competing social norms, all these … Continue reading

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What is the”Pericope Eiusdem Sexus”?

The Pericope Eiusdem Sexus is a unit of four verses in Luke 17 which have a unique same-sex theme. The Same-Sex elements of Luke 17:28-29, 34-35 are as follows: 1. Lot and Sodom (vv 28-29)  2. Two men in one bed (v … Continue reading

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An Independent Scholar and His Admission

My book, The Galilee Episode, began with a simple question about two Bible verses. “Could the couples in Luke 17 be gay and lesbian?” Two men, two women, in bed and grinding together. It would have been irresponsible not to … Continue reading

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The Persecution You Never Heard About

There’s a persecution in the gospel that’s been totally hidden until recently. Of course there are delails we’ve known about, but one key fact was hidden from us. A lot of what follows may be familiar to you, but let … Continue reading

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So Why Did Jesus Mention Sodom, Anyway?

Jesus is recorded mentioning Sodom two times in canonical Luke. You’d think that during the church turmoil over gays and lesbians that someone would have found a way to weaponize Sodom in the struggle. For most end users, the Luke … Continue reading

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Beyond The Galilee Episode

Other primates have been working on this jigsaw puzzle for a long time. Around 2008 someone handed me an odd piece they’d found in the box lid. In all the other rooms it was in piles of red balloon pieces. … Continue reading

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Summary: The Galilee Episode

Here are some of the discoveries I cover in my book, The Galilee Episode: Two Men in One Bed, Two Women Grinding. I started my research over a decade ago, wondering if the couples in Luke 17:34-35 might be gay and … Continue reading

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The “Bethsaida Four”

The active enforcement role of the Pharisees really does slip by us. It adds another dimension to understanding Paul’s letters. We tend to glide over “and-Saul-persecuted-the-Christians” thing without envisioning it, without figuring out what he was actually doing. The new … Continue reading

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