Over at BreakPoint our friend and Summit faculty member, John Stonestreet, weighed in today on a controversy surrounding Jaelene Hinkle, a Christian soccer player who decided not to participate in an event last year in which the U.S. national team wore rainbow gay-pride jerseys. This year Hinkle has come back to the team, and LGBT activists are calling on fans to boycott U.S. matches for promoting homophobia. As Christians, we must understand that our culture… Read More →John Stonestreet on U.S. Soccer Boycott
Standing Firm When Your Faith Comes Under Attack In our current cultural climate, there has been quite a bit of discussion about legal issues in regards to same-sex marriage and religious freedom. In this panel discussion, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, and Jeremy Tedesco, who serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for the Alliance Defending Freedom, discuss the story and the questions behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil… Read More →Video: Standing Firm When Your Faith Comes Under Attack
Dr. Al Mohler talks about his new book, We Cannot Be Silent, sharing how he believes Christians should response to homosexuality, transgenderism, and other moral challenges.
Author Glenn Stanton talks about his new book, Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor, explaining how Christians can relate to our LGBT neighbors with grace and love without compromising truth.
Christopher Yuan shares his testimony, highlighting the necessity of the gospel for genuine change. Building on that perspective, Christopher also offers guidance to Christians seeking to respond well to the LGBT community.
In this lecture, Christopher Yuan explains the Biblical position on homosexuality and refutes point-by-point the claims of Matthew Vines and others who argue that the Bible allows or affirms gay relationships.
How can Christians relate to our LGBT neighbors with grace and love without comprising truth? In this interview, Glenn Stanton, author of Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor, offers perspective and practical advice on engaging with the LGBT community.
Whether it’s polygamy, sexual relationships between relatives, polyamory, or even bestiality, a floodgate of new sexual “orientations” has opened up, each of them enjoying the eager support of avant-garde journalists and entertainers. The coverage of this diverse collection of sexual preferences follows a familiar path blazed decades ago by LGBT activists and laid out in some books.
Matthew Vines’ book God and the Gay Christian, and the movement it represents, is a direct confrontation to the church’s traditional understanding of marriage. If the book falls into the hands of uninformed Christians, who are liable to succumb to cultural pressures and adopt the sexual standards of a secular world, then the rising generation of evangelicals may lose sight of God’s design for human sexuality. In this article, we will review several of his points and provide a brief response to each.
In God and the Gay Christian, Matthew Vines, a 24-year-old Harvard graduate, uses Scripture as the basis for his assertion that “same-sex orientation is consistent with God’s image.” The mission of the Reformation Project, which Vines launched in 2013, is to change the church’s stance on gay marriage. The release of God and the Gay Christian is the first step in accomplishing that goal.
On Monday, the American branch of World Vision, one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations, made an official policy change that would have enabled them to employ gay Christians who are in same-sex marriages. On Wednesday, World Vision U.S. changed its stance, admitting that such a policy would fail to respect its commitment to the biblical understanding of marriage.