Category Archives: Christianity

The Evangelist and His Wicked Advisers

Once upon a time there was a good king named Théoden of Rohan. King Théoden was one of the great rulers of Middle Earth, greater than Denethor of Gondor, and braver than Galadriel the Elf Queen. King Théoden’s chief advisor, … Continue reading

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Introductions and Sharing

I’d like us to introduce ourselves–let one another know who we are and what we’re about. Below are some possible places to begin your comments. This is something different for us here, although I’ve seen it a lot of other … Continue reading

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Sam Deetz: the Wrath of God, Community Rejection, and Sam’s Lingering Anger

The wrath of God! I grew up afraid of it. My father was the pastor. As I grew from a little boy into a young man, we moved every few years, from one pastorate to another. I listened to the … Continue reading

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Sin at the Center of God’s Temple

There’s a lot of talk about how Christians pick and choose which Bible verses they use and which ones they ignore.  It can be personally difficult to criticize others for picking and choosing when we realize that we do a fair amount of … Continue reading

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The “Clarity” of I Cor. 6:9, the “Choice” of Homosexuality, “Abominations” Forever

A reader called “theologyarchaeology” commented to the note from Rick James with the following short reply. The problem for Rick James is 1 Cor. 6:9 clearly states that the homosexual will not see the kingdom of God.  No God did not … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Clobber Passages, Gay Marriage, Homosexual Marriage, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Marriage Equality, Religion, Theology | Tagged , , , | 38 Comments

Former Nazarene Pastor Rick James

I recently received this note from Rick James, former pastor in the Church of the Nazarene and a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church of the Nazarene, Life and Testimony, Point Loma Nazarene University, Religion, Sanctification, Testimony | 8 Comments

A Fundamentalist Responds to “What is Homophobia?”

My brother Noel is a fundamentalist.  He’s responded to some of my posts in the past, and the “What is Homophobia–Really?” post piqued his interest. I’m publishing most of his reply here, and will respond section by section. What is Homophobia? Homophobia is … Continue reading

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Thinking about Suicide in America

This anonymous piece is winding its way around the net, and it’s worth reading. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Last night I thought about suicide. I thought about what it … Continue reading

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What is Homophobia — Really?

A blogger in the U.K recently published a post titled, Is There a Cure for Homophobia?  I’ve given a lot of thought to heated anti-gay rhetoric, to what many call “homophobia.” My wife and I have wondered aloud, and often, “Where does all that heat come … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Dobson Rhetoric, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Marriage, Point Loma Nazarene University, Propaganda, Religion, Rushdoony | 11 Comments

BJU Survivors: Creating New Families, Showing New Solidarity

Mari Elise Duvall, a survivor of Bob Jones University and a member of BJUnity, is a friend on Facebook. She posted a brief, heartfelt message recently about her reaction to the FB page, “Wipe Out Homophobia.”  I asked her if she would write … Continue reading

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