Does God hate people who practice homosexuality? “God does not hate people who identify as gay and lesbian. He loves them, but he wants them to do good, just like he would say that about anybody else.“— Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason Alan Shlemon discusses the biblical perspective on sin and how many Christians have represented that perspective poorly, especially in regards to those who practice homosexuality. This video is part of a series… Read More →Video: Does God hate people who practice homosexuality?
This week’s video by Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason makes an important point about the biblical definition of marriage. Shlemon shows how Jesus confirms, exclusively, the Old Testament view of marriage, thus leaving all other forms of sex and marriage outside the biblical view. Furthermore, Shlemon suggests that it doesn’t make sense to have mixed feelings about Christians and the church and still think Jesus is “cool” on this issue, because the traditional view… Read More →Jesus on the Definition of Marriage
Read an excerpt from Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, a new book by Summit faculty John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell. This excerpt discusses how to answer some of the tough questions that come up about the issue of same-sex marriage.
The fruit of the sexual revolution has now been harvested and is arriving by the truck load in our communities, homes, and churches. According to the traditional Christian conception, a human being is a dynamic unity of mind, body, and soul. Unfortunately, many Christians discount the importance of the body.
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
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.
In this interview, Jennifer Marshall offers perspectives on public policy, addressing the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision, religious liberty, and poverty. She shares practical advice for churches looking to effectively minister to the poor and answers the question “why should we have hope?”
Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and invalidating marriage amendments in the constitutions of 31 states. For Christians, the ruling offers a chance to reassert our identity as “aliens and strangers” in this world, to witness to our neighbors while facing social scorn and financial consequences, and to practice faithfulness to Christ and when it’s most meaningful.
Aaron Atwood talks with Ryan T. Anderson about the latest developments in the marriage debate at the Supreme Court, and explains the case for traditional marriage.
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.
Following up on last episode’s talk about same-sex marriage, John Stonestreet and Aaron Atwood dig deeper into the subject and look at how the same-sex marriage debate is undermining religious liberties. They discuss what the most appropriate response for the church is to this issue.
Continuing last episode’s discussion of same-sex marriage, John Stonestreet and Aaron Atwood dig deeper into the subject and look at why it is important to treat others with dignity, as well as the importance of defining marriage.