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
How can Christians speak into the identity conversation? “It’s from the idea of the image of God that we get concepts like human dignity and human value.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview We have entered a cultural moment in which the consequences of the sexual revolution have fully inundated our thoughts, even to the point of changing the cultural perception of what it means to be human. John Stonestreet shares how… Read More →Video: Changing the Identity Conversation
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.
Glenn Stanton explains his take on the transgender controversy, addressing bathrooms, children, gender dysphoria, and more.
The recent boycott of Target, initiated by the American Family Association, has spurred quite the discussion around here at Summit. The following article is not a hard and fast stance on the boycott but rather a set of differing perspectives on how Christians respond to culture.
The Internet has brought a ready stream of lurid pictures and videos within a few clicks of any family. Summit teaches four steps as a biblical approach to engage culture and to avoid counterfeit worldviews, including various worldview images: identify, isolate, inform, and invest.
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.
Has the sexual revolution come full circle? That’s been the subject of several editorials in conservative publications of late, whose authors observe a marked shift in progressive rhetoric about the hookup scene, particularly on college campuses. Writers like Heather Mac Donald in The Weekly Standard note that censures and policy changes in schools around the country display a radically new attitude toward casual encounters between students.
A spate of articles proposing we rethink our view on pedophilia offers insight into how our culture has become accustomed to dealing with sexual deviance. This issue presents unique challenges to Christians because it forces us to hold several scriptural imperatives in harmony. We must recognize in our culture the degradation Paul described in Romans 1.
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.
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.
Time Magazine has placed Laverne Cox, a transgender woman who stars in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, on its June 9 cover with the headline: “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s next civil rights frontier.” Transgender advocates are promoting their worldview in media outlets that reach millions of U.S. households. How might Christians be able to respond to their rejection of biological reality?