Resources from Summit

‘Just Who Do We Think We Are?’: The Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

'Just Who Do We Think We Are?': The Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

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.
 

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Pandora’s Argument: Why Justified ‘Gay Marriage’ Justifies Anything

Pandora's Argument: Why Justified 'Gay Marriage' Justifies Anything

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. 

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Persuasion, Persecution, and Speaking the Truth in Love

Dr. Jeff Myers

From a Christian perspective, is it true that Christians must cease their opposition to same-sex marriage in order to reach out to those who struggle with same-sex attraction? Unsure, most Christians remain silent. They disagree with being herded onto the same-sex bandwagon, but they just don’t know how to resist without coming across as mean-spirited. 

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Sexual Brokenness, Part 2: How Can the Church Express the Truth About Sexuality in a Loving Way?

Same Sex Marriage John Stonestreet Sean Mcdowell

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. 

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A Response to ‘God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships’

Matthew Vines God and Gay Christian

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. 

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