What About Bruce Jenner?

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I’m a logician. No matter how wrong I am, I can always convince myself I am right. -Jarod Kintz   Continue Reading

Lord of the Bruised


A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory. -Matthew 12:20 I want that kind of heart. I want to look at a bruised reed and feel protective, appreciating its fragility and its potential. Without that, everything else seems empty. These words from Isaiah 42, re-quoted in Matthew, are interesting, aren’t they? “A bruised reed He will not break.” Matthew cites this as a prophetic reference to Jesus, and it’s important to note this description comes right after a heated Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma: Part 5 of a 5-Part Series


Kim came to me with honest, hard questions. She was born female, but had lived for years as a male, had undergone female-to-male sex change surgery, was in a relationship with a woman, and had lived successfully as a man for some time. Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma – Part 4 of a 5 Part Series


The growing support for transsexualism in the culture, plus the growing number of voices within the Church calling for us to not only to show respect and compassion to transsexuals (a very sound idea) but approval as well (wrong option) has prodded me to post, in a five-part series, an article I wrote on the subject six years ago for the Christian Research Journal. (You can find the entire article it in its original form here)   Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma: Part 2 of a 5-Part Series


Recent events in both the culture and the Church have prodded me this week to post, in a five-part series, an article I wrote on transsexualism six years ago for the Christian Research Journal.    (You can find it in its original form here) Continue Reading

Houston, Homosexuality and Heavy Handedness


Since the Ebola scare is today’s top story, there’s a secondary item you may be unaware of: the City Council of Houston has subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors to review what they’ve been saying about homosexuality. Under any circumstances that’s at least outrageous; at most, frightening. But the events leading to this heavy-handedness only underscore what an abusive, arrogant move it really is. “Houston, We Have a Problem” It all began last June, when the Houston City Council passed the Human Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) also known Continue Reading

Jesus and Same-Sex Marriage


Recent well-publicized developments are causing many Christians to re-examine their position on homosexuality. A newly-formed group called Evangelicals for Marriage Equality is dedicated to creating dialogues within Bible believing churches on why we should support same sex marriage. Well known Christian artist Vicky Beeching recently “came out” as a Christin lesbian, joining similarly influential gospel artists who’ve come out as homosexual, including Ray Boltz, Jennifer Knapp and Clay Aiken. Popular author and speaker Rob Bell has announced Continue Reading

Hearing Aids


There’s a lot I can get away with in my house. I can leave dirty socks in my study, sing Motown classics to let off steam, eat peanut butter out of the jar, and occasionally watch CSI, none of which pleases Renee; all of which she tolerates. But of all the mortal sins I’ve learned to avoid, poor listening tops the list. She needs to be heard, and that’s not a “woman” thing, because so do I. We're in a partnership, and partners are expected to hear each other. If they don’t, it all unravels. It also gets contaminated, eventually, with Continue Reading

Good Debate on ‘God and the Gay Christian’ this AM on Moody Radio


Those of you who followed my series on Matthew Vine's book God and the Gay Christian will be interested to know that Matthew and my friend Dr. Michael Brown had an informal debate this morning on Moody Radio. Michael did an excellent job, which is no surprise to me at all, and the discussion was civil and informative. My only complaint was that very, very little time was given to discussing the specific Old and New Testament scriptures referencing homosexuality, and how both Dr. Brown and Matthew interpret those scriptures differently. I was Continue Reading

The Joy of Awful

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“A person overtly expresses distress, but it is covertly gratified at the prospect of the satisfaction they can wring from their misfortune.” – Dr. Eric Berne, Games People Play Even as a child, dynamics between people interested me. I was ten years old when Eric Berne’s classic Games People Play was published, and since I helped myself regularly to my parent’s reading material, I dove into the book, intrigued by the title. I understood about half of it, but the 50% my boy brain could glean really stuck with me, and darned if the years Continue Reading