Category Archives: Luke 17:34-35

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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The Gay Theme of the Q Source

There is a definite gay theme in the Q Source, or the Gospel of Q. Before we discuss the violent persecution of the Q community, and the individual behind that persecution, it is necessary to establish the historical grounds for … Continue reading

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Jesus: Concrete Talk about Gays and Lesbians, not Abstract Labels

As you know, most people believe that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality. Whether they believe that homosexuality is a sin worthy of hell or they believe that homosexuality is not a sin, they agree that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality. Actually, Jesus … Continue reading

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That Old, Old Problem: Two Men in One Bed

In that night, there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. The sexual implications of Luke 17:34 have long been seen. But what is true in recent history was … Continue reading

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Gays & Lesbians in Luke, and the Q Apocalypse

In Luke’s Gay Apocalypse (Luke 17:22-37) there are eight verses that have nothing to do with the gay theme. I knew I needed to account for their presence in the text, and consider the alternative interpretations they offered. But my inquiry into Q, to see … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Women Grinding Together,” pt. 2

“Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Luke 17:35″ This morning R.J. Walker posted this comment about the sexual implications of Luke 17:35: It is an interesting idea, but for me you need … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Women Grinding Together,” pt. 1

Luke’s same-sex couples appear in Jesus’ discussion of a final separation which is often called the rapture. This is a separation of people who are acceptable to God and those who are not. As I said previously, whether or not you … Continue reading

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Luke’s Gay Apocalypse: “Two Men in One Bed”

Whether or not you believe in the rapture, and whether or not you even believe the Bible, there is nevertheless something very significant for gays and lesbians that is located smack-dab-in-the-middle of one of the main passages used to support the … Continue reading

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