Generous Spaciousness – Review

Apologetics and Theology

I believe that the most radical change I have seen in the past decade has been around attitudes toward homosexuality, both in society and the church. It was not long ago that being gay was […]

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Is Canada Arresting Christian Pastors and Banning Public Preaching?

Apologetics and Theology

My newsfeed has included a lot of posts about the recent arrest of David Lynn, a Christian evangelist. He had been preaching on the streets of a largely gay neighbourhood in Toronto during Pride Month. […]

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People to Be Loved – Review

People to Be Loved

I don’t think that there has been any view within our culture that has changed as much in recent decades as that toward homosexuality. When I think back to my youth, homosexuality was not accepted […]

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5 Things to Consider in Light of the SCOTUS Decision

Apologetics and Theology

Same-sex marriage is legal in the United States. Many people are happy. Many people are upset. Whatever the reaction, this is a major decision that will have a long lasting impact. I am not interested […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Lessons From Canada

Apologetics and Theology

The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled that it is legal for all Americans to marry, including same-sex marriage. What does this mean for many evangelicals and other Christians who do not agree with same-sex marriage? […]

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Evangelicals and Discussions About Homosexuality

Homosexuality has been a controversial subject for as long as the Church has existed. Changes in the definitions of marriage have only exasperated that situation. The Church does have something to say about homosexuality but […]

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Vicky Beeching, Homosexuality and the Church

Vicky Beeching

The newest item to get Christians all riled up is the revelation by Christian musician Vicky Beeching that she is a lesbian. She is not the first Christian musician to come out of the closet […]

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Are Western Evangelicals Responsible For the Anti-Gay Laws in Africa?

Apologetics and Theology

As you may know, some countries such as Uganda have established anti-gay laws, that is they have outlawed homosexuality. Homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment or death. I was shocked to discover (on John Loftus’ Facebook […]

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What We Can Learn From Phil Robertson

Apologetics and Theology

First of all, I need to say that I have never watched an episode of Duck Dynasty, nor do I intend to. However, the web is ablaze with the controversy over what Phil Robertson said […]

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Rachel Held Evans is Right But I Still Disagree With Her

Rachel Held Evans

In a recent CNN Belief Blog, popular author and speaker Rachel Held Evans wrote on Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church. This is an area that I am very much interested in and so I […]

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The Riddle: UN Anti-Homophobic Video

This is a video put out by the United Nations bringing to our attention the danger that many homosexuals experience throughout the world. I must say that I agree with 90% of what is in […]

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Limits to Freedom of Expression

In Canada, as in many western countries, we take for granted our freedom of expression/speech.  This freedom is one of the things that I am thankful for as a Canadian.  However, that freedom is not […]

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Starbucks Controversy: Some Clarifications

Apologetics and Theology

Apparently this Starbucks controversy has really struck a nerve.  Before this week, the busiest day I had on this blog was 576 hits.  Yesterday I had over 39,000 hits!  I appreciate people’s willingness to read […]

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Starbucks, Same-Sex Marriage and Getting Facts Straight

Apologetics and Theology

Social media is ablaze with recent comments by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on those who support traditional marriage.  The headline I have seen all over Facebook is “If You Support Marriage, We Don’t Want Your […]

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Six Things Christians Say

Steve McSwain wrote an article in the Huffington Post titled 6 Things Christians Should Just Stop Saying.  While I can think of plenty of things that Christians say that I disagree with or find annoying, […]

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Why I am Welcoming But Not Affirming

Both society’s and the church’s attitude toward homosexuality has changed dramatically in the last fifteen or so years.  In Canada, same-sex marriage is both legal and an accepted part of society.  Even within the church, […]

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Why Christians Should Not Use the Word Sodomite

From time to time, I hear Christians referring to homosexuals as Sodomites.  I once suggested in public that this was not appropriate and I was challenged on it.   After all, the Bible speaks about […]

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Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Boycotting What We Disagree With

Sometime ago, Starbucks took a stand for same-sex marriage.  Many evangelical Christians were offended and called for a boycott of Starbucks.  Advocates of same-sex marriage saw this as intolerant and as an overreaction.  More recently, […]

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Registry of Homophobic Acts

I am proud to be a Canadian.  But I am not proud of everything that takes place in Canada.  I just read this story about a registry set up in Quebec, with government approval, to […]

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Michelle Bachmann and the Kinsey Myth

Michelle Bachmann has come under fire for questioning the Kinsey Report’s figure of 10% of the population being homosexual.  You can watch the video here.  Before I go any farther, I would like to make […]

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Gay Cure App the Offensiveness of Ex-Gay Ministries

Apple has now removed the “Gay Cure” app from iTunes as described in this article.  First of all, I am not sure why Exodus International would name their app “Gay Cure” as it is just […]

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When It is Wrong to Be Right: Homosexuality

Along with abortion, homosexuality is the big issue when it comes to the popular anger toward conservative Christians.  Evangelicals are put into the same category as other religious people throughout history who have withheld rights […]

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