Part 8: Sufficiency

This series is already pretty long – but just in case you haven’t read it (and you happen to be fighting insomnia) you can start with first post here. The third exhortation for sexual minority folks in this evangelical sermon on homosexuality was, “Jesus is enough for you.” Of course.  God’s grace is sufficient for…

Part 7: More Exhortations

I know, I know.  This blog series is long.  Just be glad my colleagues talked me out of posting it as one long piece 🙂  Again, if you’re new:  I’m responding, from a hopefully generously spacious posture, to a 58 minute evangelical sermon about homosexuality that I think covers a lot of the typical points…

Part 6: Sermonic Exhortations

After 5 posts responding to four theological propositions presented in an evangelical sermon on homosexuality, I now turn to the three exhortations given in the same sermon to sexual minority folks.  If you need to catch up, check here. The preacher’s first exhortation was to “accept our apology for treating this as a super sin.” …

Part 5: What about repentance?

This blog series is going through a particular, yet typical, evangelical sermon on homosexuality.  If you haven’t read the other parts, you may want to begin here.  This post responds to the last of four theological propositions that the preacher beings his sermon with.  These propositions may well be things that you have heard in…

Why Arguing Isn’t Enough

The ministry of New Direction has positioned itself in the midst of the unenviable reality of differing Scriptural interpretations on the question of what faithful discipleship ought to look like for LGBTQ+ followers of Jesus.  The truth is, of course, that no one can be neutral in these conversations at the intersection of faith and…