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.
John Stonestreet unpacks how those who follow Christ can faithfully answer the standard talking points for same-sex marriage, explaining what God meant marriage to be, and why it is so important to defend the definition of marriage as an institution between a man and woman.
If marriage exists in the public square, it must have a definition. The biblical definition, accepted for millennia, is a man and a woman for life. But if marriage can mean anything, it means nothing. That’s why the discrimination argument fails. It doesn’t extend marriage to minority groups. It defines marriage out of existence.
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.
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.
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.